The complete Boise State football 2012 recruiting class will be on display (a closed-to-the-public display, but still) when Bronco fall camp begins on Saturday. Here are some of the names you will want to commit to memory.
QB Nick Patti - You may have heard of him.
RB Jack Fields - The Texas back had an obscene amount of yards and touchdowns last season as a star at Americas High School in El Paso. Try 2,478 yards and 25 scores. He could figure into the running back rotation this fall if injuries or ineffectiveness happens to the top three backs..
(more on Jack Fields) (teehee, I said moron)
LB / S Christopher Santini - Considering the many different places Santini could fit on the Bronco defense (linebacker, nickel, safety), he could be a candidate to play this fall and provide depth and special teams demonry. He is 6-foot-1, 208 pounds of football player.
P/K Sean Wale - Signed to the recruiting class as a punter, Wale will compete to be the Broncos' placekicker this fall since Boise State is really serious about finding someone who can make kicks consistently. Wale was 9-of-12 on FGs last year, including a 52-yarder.
RB Devan Demas - The Jeremy Avery to Jack Fields' Doug Martin, Demas also cracked the 2,000-yard barrier in all-purpose yards as a high school senior and accounted for 26 touchdowns. Bronco fans can dream ahead to a future backfield of Fields and Demas and 35-year-old-but-still-college-eligible Drew Roberts.
CB Chaz Anderson - Best friends with Bronco starting safety Lee Hightower, Anderson figures to be one of the top incoming secondary players in the Boise State recruiting class. That could mean playing time since BSU is never shy about throwing true freshman corners and safeties into the hopper.
WR / KR Shane Williams-Rhodes - Consider Williams-Rhodes a turbo Vinny Perretta. Not the biggest person on the team (in fact, at 5-foot-7, 160 pounds, he's only bigger than the 5-foot-5, 158-pound Michale Frisina), Williams-Rhodes may end up being the biggest playmaker and is sure to turn the heads of media with a did-you-see-that return or two in camp.
(more on Shane Williams-Rhodes)
LB Ben Weaver - Weaver tackled everything he saw at Klein High School in Texas, to the tune of nearly 200 tackles in two years. Expect him to get noticed at practice and for members of this website to come up with some way to get him on the field this year. A 1-5-5 defense? Make it happen, Kwiatkowski.
DE Darien Barrett - A one-time San Diego State verbal, Barrett has potential to fill the Shea McClellin spot on the D-line, maybe as early as this fall - if the stars align. Drew likes what he sees in the 6-foot-3, 213-pound prospect. I like that he spurned a conference rival to join BSU.
S Chancellor James - Safety may be one of Boise State's thinnest positions, so guys like James better watch themselves. If they play too well in fall camp, they could be playing as true freshmen this season. James had 80 tackles and five picks last year as a HS senior. Those would be nice numbers in blue and orange some day, too.
What Boise State true freshman are you most excited to see? Which ones that I didn't name did you think I should have named? Share your thoughts in the comments.