WSU Recruiting: Boise State Gives One Back to Cougs, RB Aaron Baltazar Transfers


Sep 20, 2013; Fresno, CA, USA; Boise State Broncos running back

Aaron Baltazar

(29) runs for a touchdown against the Fresno State Bulldogs in the third quarter at Bulldog Stadium. The Bulldogs defeated the Broncos 41-40. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Boise State Broncos and Washington State Cougars are suddenly exchanging quite a few player pleasantries, last week it was Brett Rypien committing to Boise when most were sure he’d be heading to Pullman, this time the Cougars are benefiting.

Running back Aaron Baltazar suffered a season-ending injury early in his freshman season as BSU’s No. 2. After going through a coaching change and extenuating circumstances, Baltazar is heading North to play in the Pac-12. He will come to WSU this Summer and sit out the 2014 season per NCAA rules, then have three years of eligibility.

This gives the Cougars two very interesting transfers in 2014. Of course first it was receiver Sebastian LaRue, who is still waiting on the NCAA for a possible reinstatement to play in the 2014 season, now it’s Baltazar. We know LaRue was highly rated, but you may not know much about the newest running back.

If you’re excited for Gerard Wicks, then you should be jacked about Baltazar’s arrival, he was ranked slightly higher than Wicks on most recruiting sites for last year’s class. He is 5’10, 215 lbs and recorded 50 carries for 234 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Baltazar was a UW commit for a long time before flipping to Boise. He had offers from UW, Boise State, Cincinnati, San Diego State and UCLA. Oddly enough, 2014 WSU commit Squally Canada was committed to Boise State for a while before flipping to Wazzu. What once was a dream scenario in Southern Idaho is now the same in Pullman.

Here are Baltazar’s senior highlights from high school.