Jan 5, 2012 3:18 PM by Andrew Masuda

Former Templeton star Tyler Gray headed to Boise State, not Hawaii

Former Templeton High football star Tyler Gray has decided to play at Boise State University. The former All-CIF linebacker and running back made his decision on Thursday after receiving a last minute scholarship offer from the perennial national powerhouse.

Gray signed a national letter of intent last February to play at the University of Hawaii. He grey-shirted this fall rather than enrolling in classes in Hawaii. Since his scholarship to UH did not officially start until the fall, Gray was able to accept another offer. Coaches said the uncertainty of his role under a new head coach at Hawaii played a role in the decision. Greg McMackin, who recruited Gray, resigned after this past season.

Gray received the offer as he was preparing to move to Hawaii to begin taking classes. Since he grey-shirted, Gray still has full NCAA eligibility.

His senior season in 2010, Gray earned All-CIF and All-State honors. He was named the Los Padres League's Most Valuable Linebacker after racking up 143 tackles and 5 sacks. He rushed for almost 1,600 yards and 25 touchdowns to lead the Eagles to their first-ever CIF Northwest Division semifinal.

Boise State just completed a 12-1 season and was ranked 7th in the final BCS poll. Under head coach Chris Peterson, Boise State has gone 73-6 over the last six seasons and has two BCS Bowl victories. The Broncos will play in the Big East Conference starting in 2013.

Hear from Gray about his decision on KSBY Sports tonight.



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