"Being close to home is pretty big to me," Porchivina said. "Fresno is only three hours away from my hometown. I want my family to be able to come out and support me."
His relationship with the coaching staff, particularly defensive coordinator Nick Toth, also helped in making his commitment.
"The coaching staff that I talked to really helped," Porchivina said. "(Toth) really was persuasive and made me feel like I'd be able to fit in at home there. That helped a lot."
Porchivina adds to an impressive linebacker class for the Bulldogs, but he's not limited to the linebacker position. He also played defensive end and safety, as well as running back this past season. Porchivina is not limited to just inside or outside linebacker either.
"When I was talking to coach Toth he said I could move to outside linebacker, inside linebacker, or I could even carry the ball for them," Porchivina said. "I don't think it's really set."
"It doesn't matter to me, as long as I'm playing I'll play anywhere," Porchivina added.
Porchivina made his commitment soon after his official visit to New Mexico. He was also considering Mountain West schools UNLV and Nevada. Porchivina drew interest from Pac-12 schools after his junior season including Cal and Washington State and had offers from Idaho and Sacramento State. He has now shut down his recruitment and plans to be a Bulldog.
"I can't wait, I'm so pumped about Fresno," Porchivina said.