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Broncos sign four mid-year enrollees

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The Broncos signed four mid-year enrollees today...far ahead of the expected zero. As we shared before, JuCo WR prospect Cedrick Wilson decided to hold fast to his Bronco commitment and inked on the early signing period instead of jumping on a tantalizing offer from Virginia Tech. Most thought that Wilson would probably be it for the Broncos, but the always have a trick or two up their sleeve and announced 3 more signings moments ago. Two of them are familiar names: Twin Falls OT Kole Bailey and San Diego LB Tyson Maeva will graduate early and "greenshirt" like the Rypiens and Sumner-Gardners before them. A fourth signing was somewhat out of The Blue™, but very welcome in the current roster landscape. Auburn graduate transfer Will Adams, a 6'7" 303 lb offensive tackle, will also be joining the Broncos and should help fill a void left by the departures of Troy Bacon and Eli McCullough. It's also been theorized (by me) that Adams could be the "secret" commit from a few weeks ago, but we'll have to wait until National Signing Day to be sure.

You've probably heard plenty of the exploits and accolades of the first three, but Adams was a bit of a wildcard so here's a bit more on the big SEC grab. Adams saw action in 38 games between 2013 and 2015 and was on the SEC first-year Academic Honor Roll as a redshirt in 2012. Adams was a 3-star recruit out of high school (Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, GA) and fielded eleven offers, including three from the SEC (Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky), one from the Big Ten (Illinois) and two from current ACC schools (Louisville and Georgia Tech). As a grad transfer, Adams has just one year to play (like Kelsey Young this season), but will provide instant depth (and SIZE) to an O-line that'll be missing more than the recent grads.

It was a good day.