Which high school prospects will be tearing up the Blue before we know it, capturing the hearts of Bronco Nation and earning their way onto All-Big East teams, er, All-Mountain West teams, er, stuff?
We already know three future Boise State Broncos. We have some clues and guesses about some others. Scout.com lists a truckload of high schoolers who have received offers from Boise State and for whatever reason (pubescent whimsy, most likely) have yet to commit to the Broncos. Allow me to identify five on Boise State's wish list that I would love to see make the best decision of their life. The best decision being to commit to BSU. Just thought I'd make that clear.
WR Sebastian Larue - 5'11", 185 pounds, Santa Monica High School, California
As the nation's No. 21 receiving prospect and No. 141 overall, Sebastian Larue would be considered a pipe dream for Boise State's small potatoes. But wait. He likes us! Larue called the Broncos recently to shoot the breeze, and he plans to visit campus later this year. Boise State was the first team to offer Larue a scholarship, so I believe dibs are in order.
Here are Larue's junior season highlights. He also has offers from about every Pac-12 school plus places like Michigan and Tennessee.
RB Pierre Cormier - 5'11", 180 pounds, Madison Senior High School, California
Arizona, Boise State, and UCLA are in the Top Three for Cormier, who is one of the West's best running back prospects. He almost committed to UCLA already once, but he reconsidered, showing maturity and wisdom beyond his years. How nice would it be to have a backfield of Jack Fields, Devan Demas, and Pierre Cormier in a couple years? New O-coordinator Kellen Moore could bring back the Stable formation.
SS Tyler Morris - 6'3", 195 pounds, Foothill HS, Nevada
Morris is one of Nevada's best high school prospects as a receiver and a safety or really wherever you want to put him or play him. Boise State eyes him as a strong safety, which is a terrifying thought since he has 4.6 speed. Morris, who plans to attend a Boise State camp this fall, also has interest from San Diego State, Wake Forest, Duke, and UNLV. Speaking of ...
He recently took in a UNLV practice and came away impressed.
That can't be right.
DE Ebenezer Ogundeko - 6'4", 240 pounds, Thomas Jefferson HS, New York
The last New York Bronco turned out all right (New Jersey is New York, right?), so why not try it again? Despite having offers from much bigger (Florida, Alabama) and much more conveniently located (anyone) schools, Ogundeko is crushing on Boise State. He has a TV, after all. And he already has the wardrobe picked out.
CB - Cameron Walker - 5'11", 175 pounds, Loyola HS, California
Walker received an offer from Boise State a couple weeks back to go along with his offers from the likes of Michigan and Utah. Why would the four-star corner choose the Broncos? Because high school buddies Lee Hightower and Chaz Anderson play for the Broncos, and as the kids like to say, Best Friends Forever!
Which Boise State prospects do you have your eye on? Think the Broncos will land any of the above players? Share your thoughts in the comments.