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Broncos get pledge from yet another 4-star

George Holani plays for the top-ranked prep program in the country

NCAA Football: Connecticut at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

It happened so late last night that you might have missed it. Indeed, the OBNUG editorial staff was snug in their beds yesterday evening when scouting analyst Greg Biggins spilled the beans that St. John Bosco RB George Holani had pledged his services to the Broncos and by this morning, there it all was from the (future) horse’s mouth himself:

The Broncos haven’t got much in the way of quantity right now in the recruiting game, with just 6 pledges thus far (Air Force has 25! and Nevada has 11), but what they lack in quantity, they’ve made up for in quality...with FOUR 4-star recruits among the six confirmed verbals. Holani, who stands 6 feet tall and weighs 193 lbs. holds offers from Arizona State, Boston College, BYU, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, and Utah, but developed such a good relationship with Lee Marks that he committed to the Broncos sight-unseen. That’s right, the Boise State brand is now strong enough to secure verbals from players that have never even visited our fair city. Of course, Holani plans on visiting his future home soon, but can’t join this weekend’s mega-recruiting weekend because he has to take his ACTs. Holani told 247Sports that he’s comfortable with his decision regardless:

“I had built a really good relationship with the running back coach, Lee Marks as well as coach Harsin. They came to visit me at the school two weeks ago to check in and I’m really comfortable with both of those guys and the direction the program is going in.”

Holani is currently rated the 271st overall prospect in the country by 247Sports (the 3rd top-300 player in the 2019 class) and the 14th ranked running back in the country. Of course, you don’t have to take 247’s word for it, just watch his highlights below:

Speed, power, receiving acumen. All good traits.

Holani joins QB Hank Bachmeier, LB Casey Kline, RB/ATH Keegan Duncan, OL Jacob Golden, and OL Ben Dooley as the known commits to the 2019 class.