Boise State's season is underway and that means that the senior seasons of next year's Broncos are also in full swing. Each weekend from now until the end of the high school season, I'll be checking in on some of the Broncos' 2011 recruits to see how they're faring. After the jump, we'll drop in on a few of the Bronco verbals (non-binding till February, yadda-yadda).
Running back recruit Jay Ajayi is tearing things up through the first 3 games of his senior season. Ajayi has rushed for 548 yards and 11 TDs for Frisco Liberty High School (TX) and has only played in the second half in one contest. Ajayi is averaging 11 yards per carry for the 3-0 Redhawks and will likely receive a 3 or 4 star rating when Scout.com re-evaluates. A few Ajayi highlights from this season can be found below.
Samuel Ukwuachu, the Pearland (TX) DE recruit has 11 tackles and 2 sacks through 3 games for the Oilers this season. Ukwuachu is also displaying some of the athleticism at wide receiver, where he's hauled in 7 passes for 87 yards and a score.
Through two games—both wins—Midlothian (TX) CB Eric Agbaroji has racked up 10 tackles for the Panthers.
Taylor Loffler has been a one-man wrecking crew for the Kelowna Owls thus far this season. I'll let the following quote from the September 12th edition of The Province online newspaper tell a little of his story:
In the No. 4-ranked Owls' win Saturday, Loffler played a half game and accomplished the following:
*Went 7-of-12 for 194 yards including a 27-yard scoring pass to Brook Blackmore and an 84-yard scoring strike to Carter Bilawchuk.
*Called his own number and rushed for scores from four and 41 yards out.
*Lined up as a receiver and caught a 24-yard TD pass from Sam Davies.
*Returned a kick-off 80 yards for a TD.
*Had six tackles and a fumble recovery on defence.
5 days prior to that outing, Loffler ran for two TDs, threw a pair of scores, then ran a kick back 87 yards for another TD in Kelowna's win over Oroville (WA).
Local product and Mitch-brother Dallas Burroughs had five carries for 77 yards in Rocky Mountain's beatdown of Mountain View on Friday night. Going in to the game, Burroughs had 4 TDs on the year and over 200 yards receiving. As a receiver, he's averaging over 15 yards/catch.
De La Salle star Blake Renaud, a Bronco linebacker commit, has 11 tackles through 2 games with 2 passes defended and a fumble recovery. De La Salle is also undefeated.
After suffering a concussion two weeks ago, QB commit Jimmy Laughrea has rebounded to lead his team to two-straight wins. Laughrea engineered a 4th quarter comeback for his Rocklin (CA) squad on Friday night, connecting on two fourth quarter TDs to lift Rocklin over rival Del Campo. Through 4 games, Laughrea has thrown for 990 yards (247 yards/game) and 8 TDs with just 2 interceptions. Laughrea's completion percentage is hovering around 63% and he's also ran for 2 more scores for the 3-1 Thunder.
Whittier Christian (CA) DT Jeff Worthy, arguably Boise State's biggest commit of the class thus far, suffered a sprained knee in the Heralds' Fall scrimmage and has had to sit out the first three games of the season. Worthy is expecting to return to action by this Friday when Whittier plays St. Margaret's.