Sumner-Gardner said the medical program was a big seller for Boise State.
It's early January but we may already have one of the biggest recruiting flips this year. In stunning fashion, 4-star defensive back Dylan Sumner-Gardner decommitted from Texas A&M and committed to Boise State.
Sumner-Gardner is the No. 83 player in the nation, per the 247Sports Composite. He is also listed as the No. 7 safety in the nation, by our same industry-averaging rankings.
The key to the change was the hire of Marcel Yates by Boise State.
"It just worked out for me and coach Yates to stay together at Boise State," Sumner-Gardner said Saturday night. "We have a very tight bond and our ideas just go together. When he first got the job at Boise I wasn't too sure about it. But the more I looked at Boise and studied their academics the more I liked the program."
Not only is Sumner-Gardner a 4-star 2014 recruit, he's one of the best players to ever commit to the Boise State program. He also plans to enroll early, making this late switch even more surprising.
"I'm so happy to be going to Boise State. This is 100-percent done deal for me. I'm still enrolling early but I don't think school starts up there around the 20th. I'm excited to get up there and get to work, they think I can be an early impact type of guy for them."
Sumner-Gardner is 6-foot-1, 193-pounds and can line up at safety and corner.