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Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Just pretend he's signing with BSU
The Broncos' 2008 recruiting class is official, and it looks pretty good. Listening to Coach Peterson's press conference, he sounds happy with the new players coming in. The team did not use all of its scholarships, so there is still some flexibility down the road. The list is absent a quarterback, which is how the Bronco staff planned it all along. Also, Thaddeus Brown is not on the list, meaning he has joined a growing list of players to de-commit after giving BSU a verbal. At any rate, this looks like a great class--big offensive linemen, talented linebackers, and lots of depth in the secondary and wide receivers.
Here is the list of newcomers:
Boise State officially announces 2008 recruits [Idaho Statesman]
High school seniors (16)
-- WR Chris Potter, 5-11, 170, Oaks Christian HS (Westlake Village, Calif.)
-- LB Byron Hout, 6-1, 225, Lake City HS (Coeur d'Alene)
-- G Spencer Gerke, 6-3, 240, Bishop Kelly HS
-- G Bronson Durrant, 6-3, 290, Marist HS (Eugene, Ore.)
-- TE Chandler Koch, 6-3, 220, Flower Mound HS (Lewisville, Texas)
-- CB Raphiel Lambert, 5-9, 185, Jesuit HS (Portland)
-- DT Darren Koontz, 6-3, 255, Los Alamitos (Calif.) HS
-- S Tyler Jackson, 6-0, 185, Douglas County HS (Castle Rock, Colo.)
-- G Joe Kellogg, 6-4, 290, Saguaro HS (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
-- OT Faraji Wright, 6-3, 275, Berkeley (Calif.) HS
-- OT Tom Swanson, 6-6, 300, Skyline HS (Sammamish, Wash.)
-- CB Jamar Taylor, 6-0, 185, Helix HS (Spring Valley, Calif.)
-- WR Van Drumgoole, 5-11, 160, Vallivue HS
-- DL Greg Grimes, 6-0, 270, Inderkum HS (Sacramento, Calif.)
-- LB Tommy Smith. 6-1, 205, North Atlanta (Ga.) HS
-- OL Brenel Myers, 6-3, 260, Westfield HS (Houston)
Junior-college transfers (1)
-- LB Daron Mackey, 6-0, 230, Bakersfield College (Bakersfield, Calif.)
High school graduates already enrolled (7)
-- DL Shea McClellin, 6-4, 250, Marsing HS
-- WR Mitch Burroughs, 5-10, 185, Meridian HS
-- RB Matt Kaiserman, 5-11, 190, Skyview HS
-- LB Dan Paul, 6-0, 230, Barlow HS (Boring, Ore.)
-- DT Chase Baker, 6-1, 285, Rocklin (Calif.) HS
-- WR Dominique Vinson, 6-0, 165, Edison HS (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
-- S George Iloka, 6-3, 200, Kempner HS (Sugar Land, Texas)
The young man pictured above is Terrelle Pryor, the number one rated QB in this year's class currently being recruited by Michigan and Ohio State among others. We touched on this earlier but this morning, he held a press conference to announce that he was not making a decision today. Apparently he had said that Oregon was no longer in consideration, but even that's changed.
Now Michigan fans are up in arms over this since he's supposed to be their savior in the new spread offense being implemented by Rich Rodriguez. Ohio State fans enjoy making the Michigan fans worry that he's going there because they're so much better (completely forgetting that they are 0-9 against the SEC and have been a black eye to the BCS).
So, as Boise State announces it's recruiting class and as much as I would love to see a five star recruit on the list, I'm glad we don't have to deal with oversized egos from recruits that have gotten a little too much attention over the last year. This whole situation has Reggie Bush scandal written all over it.
A look at Scout.com's current rankings shows that BSU's competition may be getting less competitive. Boise State and Fresno State are duking it out for the top WAC class, and everyone else is content to disappoint. Seriously, four teams whose classes are 113th or worse?! Do they understand how football works?
In other news, Coach Peterson will be announcing BSU's class in a few minutes. No word on whether or not the Broncos will be seceding from the WAC.
Team Rankings [Scout.com]
The Idaho Statesman is getting with the future by blogging Letter of Intent Day (LOI) on its website. Brian Murphy of the popular(?) Murph's Turf column kicked things off yesterday, and he already has a few posts up this morning. He seems like a nice guy, and if he's getting up at 7:30 to post BSU info, then he is okay in my book. Take a look at some of the hot leads:
Chris Potter made his decision to attend Boise State in June — and neverHe's breaking news from June! Amazing!
In all seriousness, though, Murphy might have some good stuff up there today, so we would recommend checking it out. That is, if you don't already know everything from having read sites like Scout.com and Rivals.com.
National Signing Day blog [Idaho Statesman]