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Fruitful recruiting weekend nets the Broncos a second talented wideout

NCAA Basketball: Nevada at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

As we alluded to yesterday, the weekend had supposedly netted the Broncos two commitments but both had chosen not to immediately announce their school plans which let me tell you, led to a rather sleepless night in the Roberts household. Yesterday afternoon, one of the commits—WR Octavius Evans—stepped out of the shadows and revealed he was one of the mystery commits after visiting The Blue over the weekend. Today, the second commit stepped forward and clearly the Broncos made a big impression as both visitors ended up pledging their services to Boise State.

Who was that second visitor? That would be Damon Cole Jr., a 6’0” 175 lb ATH from El Cerrito High in California. The Broncos jumped on Cole a bit later in the recruiting cycle, but even before his visit, looked to be in pretty good standing, as he announced his final four (Nevada, New Mexico, San José State, and BSU) without even setting foot on campus. Boise State had sent a legion of coaches to Cole’s residence to woo him to The Blue, and after his weekend official...the transaction was complete.

We’ll forgive him for fudging the school’s name...he’s new around here. #UBS

Cole, a two-time all TCAL (Tri-County Athletic League) ROCK division first-teamer, was a star at ECHS on both sides of the ball, but the Broncos are itching to use him at receiver—a position that saw him rack up over 1,600 all-purpose yards and 16 TDs last season. A 3-star recruit, Cole had fielded offers from Colorado State, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Hawaii, Idaho (snicker), Nevada (double-snicker), New Mexico, Sacramento State, San José State, UNLV, Utah State, and Wyoming. Furthermore, has him listed as the 18th best receiving prospect in the west (14th best in CA). Not a bad weekend in Bronco land.