Tag:Boise State
Posted on: July 6, 2011 9:35 am
Edited on: July 6, 2011 12:27 pm

7/6 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Georgia commit Quayvon Hicks needed a haircut and naturally went with one featuring his school. 

Michigan is running low on scholarships with only eight remaining.

 Running back Ty Isaac is starting to favor Notre Dame.

Defensive end Sheldon Rankins would have committed to North Carolina were it not for the NCAA's investigation into the school.

Good news for Ole Miss, one of the stars of its recruiting class, Tobias Singleton, has qualified.


Kentucky has added three offensive line commits from Jordan Watson, Darone Bailey and Zach Myers.

Great pick up for Boise State in offensive lineman Travis Averill, who is a Pac-12 caliber lineman.

Linebacker Aaron Porter committed to UCLA.
Posted on: June 30, 2011 12:04 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2011 12:17 pm

Boise State ahead of the game, grab 2013 commit

Posted by Bryan Fischer

We're getting closer to the halfway point to National Signing Day, and while most of the schools are focusing in on their 2012 classes, Boise State is proving it's scouting even farther ahead than that, picking up a commitment from class of 2013 Fruitland (Idaho) athlete Joe Martarano.

"I left it up to Joe. I said, 'You can sit this thing out and ride out the recruiting process,'" his father, Victor Martarano, told The Idaho Statesman. "He said, 'I want to play for Boise State.' And he was lucky enough to have Boise State want him."

The elder Martarano played tight end at Boise State in the early 1990s, but it appears his son will play on the opposite side of the ball for the Broncos as a linebacker. Joe was receiving interest from Washington State and held a baseball scholarship offer from Utah

"I've been doing this gig for almost 35 years. Joe's one of those kids that comes along every 15 years. He's an exceptional kid," Martarano's coach, Bruce Schlaih, told the paper.

Martarano led his high school to state championships in football, baseball and basketball last season as a sophomore. 
Posted on: June 26, 2011 6:57 pm

Boise State plucks another from Texas

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Without a doubt, Boise State has done a great job of developing under the radar talent from California over the past few years. With the way things are shaping up in 2011 and 2012, Texas might be the next state we'll say that about the Broncos. The program picked up their sixth commitment from the Lone Star State and 10th overall on Saturday, grabbing a verbal pledge from Spring (Texas) linebacker Ben Weaver.

"The coaches and the players played a huge part in it," Weaver told The Idaho Statesman. "It seemed like family already. The players seem to love it and they all say good things. Even though it's far away from my house in Houston, it didn't seem like it would make a difference."

The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Weaver held scholarship offers from Arizona, Cal, Texas Tech and Utah among others. He recently visited the Bears and Red Raiders on unofficial visits but neither school gave the vibe that the Broncos did when he visited there.

"Those were my top three schools," he said. "After my trip, I knew I was going to commit. It was clear to me that Boise was the one."

It appears that Boise State has stepped up their recruiting efforts nationally as Weaver is part of a 2012 recruiting class that has players from Florida, Texas and California but none from Idaho or the surrounding states. The Broncos added five players from Texas in 2011 and have surpassed that number with over seven months to go until Signing Day.

Weaver had nearly 100 tackles, two interceptions and three sacks last season as a junior (highlights below).

Posted on: June 22, 2011 10:18 pm

Colorado adds Texas receiver

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Colorado receivers coach Bobby Kennedy used to coach at Texas and since being brought onboard in Boulder, the Buffs recruiting has certainly picked up in the Lone Star State. The program added yet another commitment from the state on Tuesday after Duncanville (Texas) wide receiver Jeffrey Thomas made his verbal pledge.

“Really just the conference and the direction the team is going in," Thomas told BuffaloSportsNews.net about why he committed. "With the whole coaching staff and everybody, it just seemed like something I really wanted to be a part of.”

One of the draws to the university for the 6-foot-3, 175-pounder was Kennedy, a coach he had a previous relationship with and reconnected with upon receiving a scholarship offer from Colorado.

"I went to a Texas camp back in my sophomore year and he was coaching there," Thomas said. "I just really liked his energy there and the way he was telling us how to do stuff and coaching us up. So when he moved to Colorado and I started talking to him there, he was just really cool and we connected.”

Thomas also held scholarship offers from Iowa State, Boise State and Tulsa among others. He is the fifth commitment for the Buffs' 2012 class and first wide out planning on heading to Boulder to play college football. He caught 21 passes for 364 yards and eight touchdowns last year.
Posted on: June 15, 2011 8:23 am

6/15 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

- USF brought out transfer Chris Dunkley to help recruit wide receiver Dvario Montgomery.

- Every Georgia signee expected to enroll this summer will do so.

- Defensive end Noah Spence sits at the top of Penn State's recruiting wish list.

- Brady Hoke is kicking off his first camp at Michigan and has plenty of good players coming to town.

- Ohio State could see things get tougher out on the recruiting trail going forward.


- Mississippi State picked up linebacker and New Orleans native Torrey Bell.

- Kentucky landed a commitment from defensive lineman Patrick Graffree and Indiana added one from lineman Alex Todd.

- Washington received a commitment from defensive end Malcolm Jackson.

- Offensive tackle Evan Boehm committed to Missouri and that's a big pick up for the school.

- Wide out Alvin Cornelius committed to play at Syracuse.

- Athlete Taylor Oldham is the first member of UCF's 2012 recruiting class.

- Boise State added offensive lineman Steven Baggett.

- N.C. State added talented receiver Xavier Griffin and North Carolina did the same with athlete Kedrick Davis.
Posted on: June 8, 2011 9:38 am

6/8 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

- Boise State has developed quite the California recruiting pipeline

- Defensive end Leonard Williams plans on visiting Florida

- Recruiting never stops, as defensive end Todd Hunt's commitment to Fresno State proves. 

- Athlete Seth Jacobs had a very good visit to Arkansas

- Georgia's biggest recruit from 2011, Isaiah Crowell, has arrived on campus.

- Defensive end Adolphus Washington has narrowed down his list to a top 10.  
Posted on: June 3, 2011 12:19 pm

Boise State adds California corner

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Coaches are always looking for an "in" with players to get them to see a connection with one school over the other. It was easy enough for the Boise State coaches with Los Angeles (Calif.) cornerback Chaz Anderson, who committed to the Broncos Thursday night and has several connections to the program.

My best friend is Lee Hightower (a 2011 signee there) and my cousin Bryan Douglas is there and I like the community," Anderson told Scout. "They have a great track record of fine athletes."

Boise State was the first scholarship offer for Anderson, which came in late April. The attention the 6-foot, 175-pound corner had been receiving from the Broncos paid off in the end when he decided to end the recruiting process and commit to the school he felt very comfortable with.

“I had a lot of interest but Boise State was the first to show really genuine interest in me,” Anderson told the Idaho Statesman. “They’ve been my favorite school for about four years, my cousin goes there and my best friend will be attending this fall.

"It felt like a dream come true. It felt like the right thing to do.”

Anderson is the fourth commitment for the Broncos in the class of 2012 and the second cornerback.

Posted on: May 13, 2011 11:26 am

Boise State reaches into Florida for QB commit

Posted by Bryan Fischer

With unprecedented levels of exposure the past few years thanks to several undefeated seasons and BCS bowls, Boise State is a household name for many recruits. The Broncos were certainly have expanded their recruiting reach as well and managed to dip into the state of Florida to find their quarterback for the class of 2012 with the commitment of Orlando (Fla.) signal caller Nick Patti Thursday night.

Boise State coaches were one of the few to extend an early offer to Patti and recruited him heavily over the past month or so. Seeing how they would incorporate him into the offense made them the quarterback comfortable enough to commit without worrying about other programs coming along.

"I don't see that happening and that's why I pulled the trigger so soon," Patti told The Orlando Sentinel. "Anyone could come and put them right next to Boise and it would still be the best place for me."

The 5-foot-10, 180 pound Patti is similar in stature to the Broncos current starter, 6-foot quarterback Kellen Moore. On top of fitting into a system that allows shorter quarterbacks to be very successful, a recent unofficial visit to the school left Patti feeling like the place would be his home for the next four years.

"I loved it then and since I left there I have never had a doubt," he said. "A lot of people say it's like a weight lifted off your shoulders, and I know that's figurative, but it really is ... Actually more like a weight taken off your heart."

Despite his size, Patti has one of the stronger arms in the class of 2012 and would likely have offers from every BCS conference team if he were a few inches taller. He has preformed well during the spring camp circuit and was picking up several offers as coaches stopped by Dr. Phillips High for the evaluation period.

He threw for 1,883 yards and 28 touchdowns with just one interception last season as a junior, often not playing during the later stages of the game because Dr. Phillips was so far ahead.

Patti is the second member of Boise State's upcoming recruiting class.

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