The Broncos received yet another early commitment yesterday, this time from Capital High's Geraldo Hiwat, a 6'3", 185-pound wide receiver and native of the Netherlands.
Jay Bilas would like him. He has upside.
Hiwat missed two games because of an injury, but in five games with the Eagles (7-0), he has 26 receptions for 297 yards and four TDs, one rush for 54 yards and a TD, five kickoff returns for 223 yards and two punt returns for 63 yards and a TD.
Those five games are the the only five games Hiwat has ever played in America. But don't let a short US football career fool you into thinking that Hiwat is not a top recruit. KTVB's Zach Wolken has indisputable theories that say otherwise.
Hiwat is no question one of the top recruits in Idaho and likely the northwest.
The Broncos may have innocently booked themselves several additional recruits and walk-ons with the addition of Hiwat. Turns out, Dutch players come to America in bunches.
Hiwat isn't the only Dutch athlete playing football in Boise on an educational visa. Four others — defensive linemen Donald Alves Fortes and Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, running back/defensive lineman Humphrey Koopmans and wide receiver/linebacker Jeffrey Bediako — are playing for Boise High.
Run blocking does not appear to be a Dutch specialty either.