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Recruiting taketh, recruiting giveth. Broncos get their RB...again

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One thing about recruiting in January: no time to cry over spilled milk. Just after Boise State lost both their 2016 QB (Micah WIlson) and one of their running backs to Missouri, the Broncos got one back in the form of Camarillo signal-caller Jake Constantine. Less than 24 hours later, it appears the Broncos have effectively closed the door on the Crockett departure as well with the verbal commitment of San Bernardino RB Alexander Mattison (6'0" 200 lbs). If you'd have told me that we'd lose Wilson and Crockett over the course of the weekend and emerge really no worse for wear with just over a week until signing day I'd say you were legally smoking something in Washington state.

Well...believe it. Mattison actually is rated higher by Scout.com than our dearly departed Damarea and put up pretty ridiculous numbers last season for the Cardinals with 2,057 rushing yards and 22 TDs. Mattison also added 296 receiving yards and 3 scores. His 3 year totals at San Bernardino amounted to over 4,500 yards from scrimmage and 53 scores...with 17 100+ yard games under his belt. Mattison fielded offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, SDSU, SJSU, UW, and Washington State along with his Bronco offer and if you're wondering why he was available this late in the game, it wasn't because of grades—Mattison has a 4.8 GPA. It appears Mattison just waited too long and spots filled up...only the somewhat fortuitous de-commitment of Crockett allowed him to get back in the Bronco fold...somewhere he'd reportedly wanted to be all along.