Oregon athlete commits on weekend visit
Despite National Signing Day being only a tantalizing 3 days away, the Broncos are still doing work and secured a commitment from two Oregonians over the weekend. The first, you learned last night was DE Kayode Rufai, who chose the Broncos over offers from Wyoming and Oregon State. Today, we found out that a weekend visitor, Jordan Happle—a 6'1" 180 lb. ATH out of Jesuit HS in Portland—received an offer while on The Blue. It didn't take long for Jordan to jump on said offer...
Happle was a talented two-way performer for Jesuit, where he played both WR and Free Safety and was recognized as All-State on both sides of the line-of-scrimmage. Happle apparently had offers from EWU, Hawaii, and Montana State...the first two being schools linked to new OC Zak Hill, so one wonders if Hill sung his praises to the staff. It's hard to project just where Happle will end up playing for the Broncos, but it's nice to know he's versatile enough to be plugged in in a variety of spots. Happle's highlights are below.
Niumatalolo to arrive with rest of 2016 commits
Another weekend visitor, LB Ali'i Niumatalolo, has been committed to the Broncos for a while, but upon returning from his weekend visit updated his status and clarified exactly when he'll be leaving on his expected LDS mission
See you in July, Boise pic.twitter.com/ilTht9QWb6— Ali'i Niumatalolo (@AliiNiumatalolo) January 31, 2016
Most commits that have opted to serve a two-year mission will just delay their enrollment, but for whatever reason, Niumatalolo will get a little bit of school and football under his belt before taking off to parts unknown. Ali'i may want to get some credits down, learn the Broncos' system better before serving, or some other reason altogether...but at any rate, Boise State will be happy to welcome him the summer and fall.