We had a bit more of an eventful weekend this week. We got two commits this weekend, one of them being a rare re-commit. After WSU’s D-line coach was hired away by Oregon, Aisa Kelemete flipped back to the Broncos from the Cougs. We also got a big pickup from the Hawaii defensive player of the year Kekaula Kaniho.
We did have one decommit from Madison defensive lineman Zeke Birch. He was slated to be a grey shirt and join the Broncos in 2018. Can’t fault him for pursuing the potential for earlier play time elsewhere, but you never like losing hometown kids. Sounds like there was a lack of communication as well.
Jermani Brown, ATH, Midlothian HS (Midlothian, VA)
Stats have still not been uploaded for Jermani. More post-season recognition for Brown too.
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.
Isiah Moore, OT, Mesa CC (Mesa, AZ)
Stats for Isiah weren’t kept as he was an offensive lineman. Isiah is listed as a soft verbal on Scout.com.
Breydon Boyd, LB, Katy HS (Katy, TX)
I was finally able to get Breydon’s season stats! I missed 6 games this season with a broken hand/wrist. He did, however, still manage to get in 51 tackles, 26 solo, 2 TFL and 3 sacks. I’d say that was pretty productive! 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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Cartrell Thomas, WR, Lancaster HS (Lancaster, TX)
I was finally able to find stats for Cartrell! He finished his senior season with 3 carries for 65 yards and 60 receptions for 1,205 yards and 15 TDs.
John Ojukwu, OL, Boise HS (Boise, ID)
MaxPreps has some stats for John, but it is only listing him as playing one game. It says he had one tackle against Ridgevue in August. Not sure if that means he was injured that game or they just quit taking stats.
Boise finished 4-5 overall, 2-3 in conference. John is listed at a massive 6’6 285lbs. He’ll be a welcome addition to the O-line.
Rathen Ricedorff, QB, Mesa CC (Mesa, AZ)
Listed at 6’1 200lbs, Rathen played at Mesa CC where he earned 1st team All-NJCCA All-American honors, which is no small feat. He completed 282 of 434 pass attempts (64.98%) for 3,688 yards, 42 TDs and just 7 interceptions. His highlights are incredibly impressive. What stands out is his ability to extend plays and how well he leads the receiver. Very rarely did a receiver need to break stride to catch a ball from him.
Zach Troughton, OL, Butte CC (Oroville, CA)
Listed at 6’5 315lbs, Zach is a massive addition to the line. His Butte team lost to American River in the NorCal Championship game 9-15, finishing 9-3 on the year. Zach earned 1st team All-American CC Football team honors.
Roman Kafentzis, S, Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, CA)
Roman finished his senior year with 49 total tackles, 38 solo, 10.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and an interception.
Aisa Kelemete, DE, Highland HS (Pocatello, ID)
Welcome back Aisa! Aisa’s stat have yet to be updated. I’ll post when they are available.
Kekaula Kaniho, DB, Kahuku HS (Kahuku, HI)
Kekaula finished his senior season with 26.5 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 6 INTs, 1 fumble caused, 3 fumbles recovered, 7 pass break-ups and 5 defensive touchdowns.
We are closing in on signing day, just over a month away. I have yet to hear any info on a replacement for Coach Adams. Hopefully we will hear something out of Harsin today. I also think it’s about time for some more commits haha. GO BRONCOS!