I didn't know there was such thing as a "Bronco Girl", but young(?) Chelsea Tindell, astride Gidget appears to have nailed the audition. As far as I can tell, the current Bronco girl prerequisites are to be a girl (check), be able to ride a horse (check—and harder than it looks I might add), and carry a flag, which Chelsea here does bearing the stars and stripes (a good choice). Frankly, I don't know if we have any say in this matter, but if Chelsea wants to be the "Bronco girl" enough to submit an audition tape—she's got my vote. Check out the 2:30 mark where Chelsea loses her hat, but never breaks gallup. Flawless execution. Go Chelsea!
This is video of Chris Petersen's post-spring-game interview with the local media where Statesman reporter Dave Southorn specifically asked Petersen if Ukwuachu's absence from the game was going to affect his status for the upcoming season. Petersen said not to worry (3:15 mark of the above video). In other news, Brian Douglas has not, I repeat, NOT been sold for parts. Probably.
Greg Gaines, a 6'1" 273 lb defensive tackle from La Habra, CA appears to have verbally committed to join the Broncos' 2014 recruiting class. Gaines tweeted his decision just moments ago. Scout.com has Gaines listed as a 3-star prospect and their 31st ranked DT in the country. Gaines' other (current) offer was from Colorado.
I'm a little late to this one (HT: Tha Hammer), but Pleasant Grove (CA) CB Brandon Lewis became the 3rd verbal commit of the Broncos' 2014 class today—and we're barely into April! The talented 5'10" 170 lb. DB is rated a 3-star by Scout.com and the #47 CB in the country despite missing his junior season to injury. Lewis had a standing offer from Boise State and visited The Blue during BSU's junior day last month. His other offer was from Air Force, but it's hard to imagine that his offer list wouldn't have been much larger had his injury-plagued junior season not scared off some recruiters. Lewis was a teammate of 2013 DT commit Nick Terry and appears to be 100% committed to the Broncos—for the long haul. Check out his highlights and constantly remind yourselves that it's his SOPHOMORE film. Nice.
It's barely April, but the Broncos just gained their second verbal commit of the 2014 class. QB Jalen Greene (6'3" 200 lbs) from Serra HS in California decided to pull the trigger 10 days after the Broncos extended his first and so far only offer. Greene is currently rated a 3-star by Scout.com and the #34 QB prospect in next years class. Greene has already stated that he plans to graduate early to enroll in January following the Nick Patti blueprint. Greene led his squad to a state championship last year.
I posted this elsewhere but it's somewhat hidden, but apparently, this guy has committed to Hawaii. Hard to say if he stays as an RB, but the kid is big and can rumble. Not like the D has been very good at stopping the run game lately, this might make it harder. Of course, that is if he stays committed to Hawaii and an RB. Hawaii had an RB a few years ago, think his last name was Aluaeu, or something like that, that the D had a hard time stopping...