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Wake Up, Bronco Nation: Recruiting rankings, coaching changes, and more

February 4, 2016

Damien Alambra

Gabe Franklin coming home

The news hit yesterday, but was understandably lost in the flurry of recruiting updates...Bronco great Gabe Franklin ('04) is returning to Boise to help coach up the DBs after 5 years at UTEP. Franklin's 18 career INTs were the best of the "golden era" at Boise State until Darian Thompson came around, and he's been bouncing around the coaching ranks ever since.

Broncos recruiting class tops in the MWC...again

247 Composite says the Broncos had the best 2016 recruiting class, and agrees. 247 has the Broncos with 23 three-star commits (out of 28—they counted Niumatalolo and mid-year enrollees). had the Broncos with 22 three-stars and the 48th ranked class in the country. One team to make a nice leap was Colorado State, who finished second to the Broncos in both lists. Since 247 employs a fractional point system along with stars, you can actually see which recruit they have ranked "highest" of the 2016 signees and that honor falls to running back Alexander Mattison.

OBNUG got a tour of Boise State's recruiting war room and I MISSED IT

Don't get me wrong...I'm thankful for my day job, but I'd left the football facility yesterday morning when the really interesting stuff happened. Damien was still there though—lucky dog.

"The Harsin" sweeps the nation

OBNUG was WAAAAY ahead of this trend, for the record...but some of Boise State's 2016 recruits were compelled to #DoTheHars yesterday in a sign of sort of pointing at a 45 degree angle solidarity. Nick Crabtree appears to have led the charge and others followed suit.