Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Broncos Land Second Receiver in a Day

Sean Modster from Mission Viejo locked in with Boise State, likely stealing the last wide receiver spot in the 2014 Bronco recruiting class.  Others who wanted to go to Boise State but were beaten to the punch will now have to go elsewhere.  Which s how Coach Chris Petersen and his staff wants it:  they only want players that are 100% committed to the Bronco Way--hard work, passion, commitment, and class, both on and off the field.

Like Shay Fields, who committed earlier in the day, Modster (5-11, 185) excels at yards after the catch.  He earned Second Team All-Orange County as a junior, snaring 45 passes for 935 yards (20.8).  But the Bronco coaches really love this startling statistic--Modster scored better than once every four times he touched the ball (12 touchdowns).

Boise State won the recruiting battle over UCLA, but then that's an easy call.  The city of Boise has consistently been rated as one of the Best Places To Live and one of the Best Places To Raise A Family; Los Angeles has not.  California, Colorado and Oregon were also interested in Modster, but Boise State is the place where he is going.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Shay Fields Possible Commit

Wide receiver Shay Fields has committed to Boise State, according to a Twitter report.  he is a 5-11 speedster out of Bellflower, California.  This would add some excitement to the Bronco receiving corps, as Fields knows what to do after the catch.  He averaged a whopping 23.04 yards per catch last fall (25 receptions for 576 yards).

Friday, June 21, 2013

Drew Sample Commits To Boise State

According to numerous sources, Drew Sample, a 6-4, 235-pound tight end from Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington, has agreed to sign with Boise State next February.  Sample attended the Boise State Football Camp, and knew where he wanted to play.

“When I met there, met coach (Chris) Petersen, I loved the way he treats his guys, and his philosophy on how he puts together a team,” Sample said. “It’s a great football town — and the blue turf is amazing.”
Sample caught 12 passes for 218 yards and five touchdowns last season for Newport.  He chose Boise State over offers from Nevada, Air Force, UNLV, UTEP and South Florida, among others.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hawkins Mann Commits To Boise State

Always great to keep the top local players in Boise.   Hawkins Mann, a linebacker/offensive lineman from Borah High School, had 47 tackles and 4.5 sacks last season for the Lions.  He was named SIC Defensive Lineman of the Year, and also All-State as an offensive lineman.  Congrats, Hawkins!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

If Boise State Can Win Next 16 Games in a Row

They'll present Coach Chris Petersen with a very unique gift.  He would tie the NCAA record for the fewest games to reach 100 victories.  So it's an additional something for the Boise State players to be inspired by--making history.

Gil Dobie holds the mark, winning his 100th game in the 108th game he coached (100-5-3).  Coach Pete is currently 84-8.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Squally Canada Commits to Boise State

Squally Canada, a three-year starting running back for Milpitas High School in California, has committed to play for Boise State.  Canada made the decision after a visit to Boise State this weekend.

Canada rushed for 987 yards and six touchdowns on just 127 carries last season.  He refused offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Nevada, Houston and Washington State.

Friday, June 7, 2013

New Bronco Logo at Bronco Stadium

The folks at Boise State have taken the school's name out of the logo, and you'll see that change reflected at Bronco Stadium this fall.  In fact, the change has already been made:

Saturday, June 1, 2013

25 Greatest Broncos of All-Time

Several outfits not close to the Boise State football program have produced their list of "The 10 Greatest Broncos of All-Time".  First off, they're all great, and deciding 1, 5 10, or 25 is like splitting hairs.  Second, the list is more meaningful and more accurate coming from a Bronco fan.  We considered not only ability and performance but also how well they represented the school, both during their time here and afterwards.  Feel free to post your list--here's ours:

Andy Avalos
Ryan Clady
Daryn Colledge
Ryan Dinwiddie
Brock Forsey
Korey Hall
Erik Helgeson
Bart Hendricks
David Hughes
Don Hutt
Ian Johnson
Marcus Koch
Pete Kwiatkowski
Jim McMillan
Cedric Minter
Carl Keever
Doug Martin
Quintin Mikell
Kellen Moore
John Rade
Frank Robinson
Doug Scott
Randy Trautman
Kyle Wilson
Rick Woods

Dimitri Flowers Commits To Boise State

Bronco fans will be glad to know the Texas Pipeline is alive and well. The Broncos just received a commitment from Dimitri Flowers of San Antonio's Churchill High School according to numerous sources.
Flowers is 6-3, 220 and earned All-Area honors as a wide receiver after catching 49 passes for 838 yards and eight TD's and also rushing for 472 yards and eight TD's on 63 carries. Flowers is the son of NFL defensive lineman Erik Flowers.

At the time of his verbal, Flowers had received offers from Colorado, Houston and Nevada and had interest from Baylor, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and Tulsa.

Welcome Dimitri!