Kids these days and the weird ways they spell normal names.
Crazy! Brilliant! (I just remembered that my own first name has an "a" where there should be an "i".) Dereck with an "e-c-k" committed to the Broncos just a couple weeks ago and is your typical under-the-radar Boise State recruit who will be very much on top of the radar now that he has a Boise State commit. He is 270 pounds, so he will likely break the radar once he's on it.
Boles comes all the way from Florida, a land which can be known again as Jerrel Gavins Country now that Nick Patti Territory has been rescinded.
Position: Defensive Tackle
Weight: 270 pounds
Hometown: Lakeland, Florida (Lakeland Senior HS)
- Scout.com says: 2 stars
- Rivals says: NR
- ESPN says: NR
Mark Johnson pseudonym: Nick Foles
Chris Berman nickname: Boles Cut
Anagram: Bedrock Eels
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Via a Tampa Bay recruiting site:
He wrecks everything in reach and is a handful to block. 6-2/260 lbs, he will be able to hold much more weight as he increases his upper and lower body strength.
Boise State depth chart at defensive tackle
Tyler Horn, senior
Armand Nance, junior
Justin Taimatuia, senior
Robert Ash, junior
Elliot Hoyte, sophomore
Nick Terry, redshirt freshman
* = presumed starters in italics
Chance that Chris Petersen flips him to UW
Slim to zero. Boles is one of the handful of Bryan Harsin commits who have joined recently and are as ironclad as any high school recruit is this time of year, which is to say, more precisely, paper-maché-clad.