Boise State finished the regular season 10-2 and will play in the Cactus Bowl against Baylor. This will give a solid opportunity for the Broncos to mangle a P5 opponent in Phoenix once again.
Let’s check in on the soon-to-be Broncos!
Jermani Brown, ATH, Midlothian HS (Midlothian, VA)
Stats have still not been uploaded for Jermani. He did, however, earn Most Outstanding DB on his team at his end-of-the-year banquet.
(2/2): Most Outstanding Def Lineman- Brayden Staib, Most Outstanding Def Back- Jermani Brown, TROJAN Award winner- Ivan Jackson. Congrats!— Midlothian Football (@MidloTrojansFB) December 2, 2016
Marques Evans, DB, Newbury Park HS (Newbury Park, CA)
Marques finished his senior season with 38 total tackles, 28 solo, 2 interceptions, a fumble recovery, 7 passes defended, 1 blocked field goal and 1 tackle for loss. He also had 8 receptions for 136 yards and 2 TDs.
Zeke Birch, DT, Madison HS (Rexburg, ID)
2017 stats for Zeke have not been posted yet. I’ll update when they do.
Aisa Kelemete, DE, Highland HS (Pocatello, ID)
Aisa’s stat have yet to be updated. I’ll post when they are available. Aisa did have surgery to repair a shoulder injury. He was also honored as the #10 best player in the northwest.
I'd like to thank God, Dr. Newhouse and his assistants for a successful surgery. Minor setback for a major comeback pic.twitter.com/KMeDZxYICj— Aisa Kelemete (@AisaKelemete8) December 1, 2016
@AisaKelemete8 Never to late to recognize the best! Aisa you are one of the best in the West! Welcome to the top 10 https://t.co/W6BsOLprY7— Dirk Knudsen (@NWprepreport) November 24, 2016
Isiah Moore, OT, Mesa CC (Mesa, AZ)
Mesa outlasted Lackawanna CC in the Valley of the Sun Bowl, winning 48-42 in double overtime. The Thunderbirds finish the year 9-2, 6-1 in conference. Congratulations to Moore and the Thunderbirds on a stellar season!
Breydon Boyd, LB, Katy HS (Katy, TX)
Breydon’s stats haven’t been posted all season, so hopefully I will be able to locate them at some point. He has some highlights on HUDL, but for whatever reason they crash the blog when I post the link. Just use the google machine to find them.
Michael Young, DB, Dodge City CC (Dodge City, KS)
Dodge City finished the regular season with a 28-21 win over Hutchinson, finishing 7-4. Michael had 4 total tackles, 2 solo and .5 tackles for loss in the win. He has 42 total tackles, 28 solo, 3 TFL, 2 fumbles caused, 1 recovered, 2 INTs, 6 pass break-ups and 3 kicks blocked.
I’m not seeing anywhere that DCCC was selected to a bowl game.
Chase Cord, QB, Sunrise Mountain HS (Peoria, AZ)
Chase’s totals for the season, are as follows: 149 of 249 (59.8%) for 2,721 yards, 38 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He also had 74 rushes for 155 yards and 6 more TDs.
For his career, he finished 528 of 829 (63.7%) for 9,493 yards, 137 TDs and 20 INTs. He also had 40 carries for 391 yards and 38 more TDs. That’s 175 TDs accounted for in his HS career. CRAZY.
While his senior season is over, he will still get plenty of these!
Thank you @scotthuffbsu and @ZakHill10 for coming by for an in home visit! Can't wait to protect the blue #ATF17 pic.twitter.com/BfY4FSljLq— Яook (@chase_cord) December 3, 2016
Mike Young, OT, Queen Creek HS (Queen Creek, AZ)
Michael ends his senior season with 53 tackles, 25 solo, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 2 INTs (one for a TD), 2 passes defended and 2 fumbles recovered. Williams Field ended up winning the state championship in their division.
Quentin Brown, LB, Conroe HS (Conroe, TX)
Stats aren’t available for Quentin at this time.
Tyreque Jones DB, San Gorgonio HS (San Bernardino, CA)
Jones’ Spartans beat Norte Vista in the CIF Southern Section Division 7 Championships this Friday 27-21 in overtime. Tyreque had 3 carries for zero yards, 2 receptions for 39 yards and a TD, 14 total tackles, 6 solo, 1 TFL and 2 fumbles caused. It was a HUGE night on defense for the future Bronco.
Tyreque finishes his senior year with 31 carries for 209 yards and 2 TD, 48 receptions for 1,033 yards and 15 TDs, 67 total tackles, 48 solo, 2 TFL, 2 INTs and 2 fumbles caused. Tyreque could play on either side of the ball and excel at the next level. He’ll be an exciting player to watch for the Broncos.
Congratulations to Tyreque and his Spartan teammates on the win!
Cartrell Thomas, WR, Lancaster HS (Lancaster, TX)
Lancaster lost to Poteet in the 2016 UIL Football State 5A D2 quarterfinals 34-27. While they lost, Thomas account for 21 of the team’s 27 points. His final season stats are not available.
If you didn't know, Lancaster's Cartrell Thomas is a player. Played both ways and scored 3 TDs. @_ctgot2 @WEBOrecruiting1 @hswfaa #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/xPwDqaHGvy— Ted Madden (@tedmadden) December 3, 2016
Now, we wait. Players will be more active in the coming weeks, looking to make their choices now that their senior seasons are over. Well, MOST of them are over anyway. The Broncos have 13 current commits and could take another 10. In the coming weeks, I plan on diving into who is still on the board, who we are losing and who will replace them.
Apologies for the continuity in some of the players info. Hoping stats start showing up for them. Tune in next week! GO BRONCOS!