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Boise State WR corps gets immediate depth (and height)

JuCo transfer Austin Cottrell can play immediately.

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I was out shopping for tires, so I missed all the whozits normally attached to a Bryan Harsin "Go Broncos" tweet. Thankfully, I was spared the agonizing rush to confirm and just got the good news first thing—and that good news is that Boise State has landed 6'3" 200 lb. JuCo (Scottsdale CC) WR Austin Cottrell

Cottrell will have 4 years to play 3 and add depth to a WR unit that recently lost depth with Troy Ware's medical retirement and Rick Smith's departure (Smith is unlikely to return). Cottrell, who attended high school at Mountain Ridge in the Broncos' second home, Glendale, Arizona, had some modest interest from ASU as a senior, but went the JuCo route instead—landing at Scottsdale CC. Cottrell didn't put up crazy numbers at Scottsdale (or Mountain Ridge, for that matter), but taking a look at this video I dug up shows the big-bodied but "raw" receiver showing all sorts of athleticism and he could be a matchup nightmare for defenders with some tutelage from coach Junior Adams. Welcome to the Bronco family, Austin!