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Boise State received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 QB Zachary Wilson.

"I decided to go with Boise State because I feel it was a perfect fit for me developing as a QB. Having Coach Harsin and Coach Hill as QBs in the past is something big, learning from people who know what they're doing and who have been through it all," Wilson said. The Draper, Utah, native was not shy about offering up a few big names he models his game after -- those being Aaron Rogers and current starting QB for Boise State Brett Rypien. Wilson (6'3/200) is one of a number of prospects who has announced plans to ink up with a program of choice during the new December signing period.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 20 - 10:05 PM

Former San Diego Padres farmhand Mason Smith will walk-on at Boise State.

Smith, a fourth-round pick of the Padres in 2013, hit .201 in 167 games before pulling the plug on his baseball career. He was a second-team All-5A SIC linebacker as a high school senior in 2012. "Here’s a guy who is an athlete who ... still wants to compete and wants to compete in football," HC Bryan Harsin said. "He looks great, like he’s ready to go. Don’t know if he’s football-ready at all, that’s going to take time, but here’s an opportunity."
Jun 1 - 3:29 PM

Boise State OC Zak Hill said during spring practice that he expects junior QB Brett Rypien "to take a big jump."

Rypien has been incredibly prolific since taking over the starting mantle from an injured Ryan Finley early in the 2015 season -- he currently ranks ninth in the FBS with 6,999 career passing yards -- but has shown issues with his consistency in the past. Said Rypien of the improvements he has been trying to make this offseason, "I want to be a more complete player, be able to extend plays, be the guy where everyone knows what they’re going to get week in, week out." Last season, Rypien threw for 3,646 yards with a 24/8 TD/INT ratio. He owns a 44/16 TD/INT ratio for his career. "I’m going to do everything I can to make us be one of the best offenses in the country again," Rypien said.
May 30 - 6:02 PM

Boise State OC Zak Hill said that redshirt senior RB Ryan Wolpin is "one of those guys [who] has been really consistent all the way through spring."

"He knows the offense, he’s a very smart kid, he’s elusively agile with the way he can slip into stuff and find ways to get yards," Hill said, calling attention to the 5-foot-8, 195-pounder's toughness and noting that during spring practice he was "the consistent back for us." Wolpin worked mostly on special teams last season. With Alexander Mattison looking like probable first man up in the quest to replace Jeremy McNichols, Wolpin will be trying to work his way into the fold as a backup option come the start of August camp. Redshirt freshman Robert Mahone and true freshman Drake Beasley will also be in that mix.
May 30 - 5:36 PM

Boise State redshirt senior TE Jake Roh (knee) was healthy this spring.

The 6-foot-3, 227-pounder was expected to break out last year after registering a 33-357-1 receiving line in 2015, but he instead suffered a knee injury in fall camp and was limited to 10 catches for 113 yards. With Jeremy McNichols, Thomas Sperbeck and Chaz Anderson out the door, Roh should become a reliable pass-catcher for Brett Rypien in 2017.
May 26 - 12:50 PM

Boise State WR coach Eric Kiesau said that redshirt sophomore WR Bryan Jefferson is "still raw at the position, but he can really run."

"He has to get better with some technique things we’re teaching him, but with him I think it’s his speed, his athleticism and the ability to catch the ball down the field," Kiesau said earlier this spring. The 5-foot-11, 189-pounder -- a former three-star recruit -- has yet to log his first collegiate catch. He struggled with injury and did not take the field in 2016. Broncos HC Bryan Harsin said that he has seen "a lot of improvement" out of Jefferson this offseason. He will be fighting for a potential rotation role come the start of August camp.
May 23 - 9:55 PM

Boise State redshirt junior WR Sean Modster led the team with five receptions in the spring game.

Modster appeared in 10 games last season, making eight catches for 135 yards. Bleacher Report's Kerry Miller believes he may break out this season, because Cedrick Wilson is the only Bronco who recorded 15 or more receptions last season to return to campus. Brett Rypien needs to find new weapons, and Modster, who averaged nearly 17 yards per catch last year, is a candidate to step up.
May 20 - 12:35 PM

The Idaho Statesman's Dave Southorn writes that Boise State redshirt freshman LB Desmond Williams "has a ton of athleticism and a nose for the ball."

"He dropped what looked like a pick-six in the spring game and forced a fumble, but the ball carrier was ruled down," Southorn writes. "Often in the spring, he worked with the first team, and could bring a unique twist to the position come fall." The 5-foot-11 203-pounder was a three-star recruit for the 2016 cycle and ranked as Scout's No. 19 linebacking prospect in the state of California. BSU DC Andy Avalos singled out both Williams and DB Avery Williams as "young guys that learn, make good plays."
May 12 - 8:50 PM

Boise State redshirt freshman T Ezra Cleveland worked mainly with the first-team offense during spring practice.

"I think he’s going to be a good player. He’s got to get some more experience, get in the film room and learn a little bit," said HC Bryan Harsin. While the 6-foot-6, 303-pounder was seeing first-team work this spring, it should be noted that a starting spot is not guaranteed for the coming season, as John Molchon and Archie Lewis could both push him in August camp.
May 12 - 7:56 PM

Boise State HC Bryan Harsin said that redshirt freshman DB Avery Williams is "a guy that we expect will be out there playing for us and playing for us early in the season."

"He’s one of those guys that had an opportunity to come here and get his shot and he’s taken advantage of it," Harsin said of Williams' work this offseason. The 5-foot-9, 197-pounder, a walk-on in 2016, saw time at corner, nickel, running back and punt return during spring practice. He intercepted a pass during the Broncos' spring game and the Idaho Statesman's Dave Southorn notes that Williams was "a ball hawk throughout the team’s practices."
May 12 - 6:15 PM

Boise State TE coach Kent Riddle said that redshirt freshman TE John Bates has "unlimited potential."

Bates was a multi-sport athlete in the truest sense of the phrase during high school, playing not only football (at wideout, defensive back and punter), but also basketball. The 6-foot-6, 245-pounder was a track and field standout, too, excelling in both the 110-meter hurdles and javelin. ESPN graded him as a three-star recruit for the 2016 cycle. He took a redshirt during the past campaign. The Idaho Statesman's Dave Southorn named him one of the standout performers this spring.
May 12 - 5:10 PM

Boise State senior WR Cedrick Wilson has been recovering from offseason ankle surgery this spring.

Due to that surgery, Wilson was limited to non-contact work during spring practice. With Thomas Sperbeck no longer on the team, we like the 6-foot-3, 183-pound Wilson to potentially go supernova during the coming campaign (assuming he is healthy at the end of August). This past season, he caught 56 passes for 1,129 yards and 11 touchdowns. "I think I’ll do a lot better if I can stay healthy the whole season. It’ll be much better than last year," Wilson said of his expectations for 2017.
May 5 - 7:55 PM

The Idaho Statesman's Dave Southorn writes that Boise State sophomore RB Alexander Mattison will "be the Broncos’ No. 1 back coming into the fall."

Mattison, a three-star recruit for the 2016 cycle, was unable to participate in contact practice this spring due to an offseason shoulder surgery, but it looks like he won't be Wally Pipped in the competition to replace NFL-bound back Jeremy McNichols. This past season, the 6-foot, 200-pound Mattison rushed for 328 yards (4.9 YPC) and four touchdowns. As for the team's depth at the position, Ryan Wolpin, Robert Mahone and Drake Beasley could all see work to varying degrees behind Mattison during the coming season.
May 5 - 7:25 PM

Former Kansas redshirt senior QB Montell Cozart transferred to Boise State as a graduate.

An on-again, off-again starter for the Jayhawks, the athletic-but-limited Cozart elected to leave Lawrence after being bypassed on the depth chart by Carter Stanley and former Washington State QB Peyton Bender. With Brett Rypien entrenched as the Broncos' quarterback, we wonder if the 6-foot-2, 170-pound Cozart is entertaining the idea of shifting positions.
May 4 - 2:27 PM

Bills selected Boise State LB Tanner Vallejo with the No. 195 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Vallejo was rumored to have drawn interest from the Carolina Panthers, so it is only fitting former Panthers coordinator Sean McDermott picks him up. McDermott is trying to add athleticism and speed to his linebacker position here. Vallejo missed a bulk of time at Boise State and tested in at 44th percentile.
Apr 29 - 4:23 PM


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