With the addition of an early signing period, Christmas now comes in December for football fans. Well, second Christmas maybe. Boise State has 14 commits as of this morning—will all of them sign? Will we see some surprises of the good or bad variety? We’re all in this together, so hang out here all day and we’ll herald each letter-of-intent and give you all the info and interviews we can muster as the Broncos 2019 class is mostly capped off before Christmas. Who’s up first?
Silent no more
First surprise of signing day and it’s a good one. The Broncos secure the commitment of big Texas wide receiver Shea Whiting. Whiting was rumored to be a Bronco lean...and some even intimated he might be one of the silent commits from the last two weeks—and someone was right. Whiting is a 6’2” 177 lb. athlete from Alief Taylor High School in Houston and had a nice offer list including letters from Arizona, Cal, Houston, Indiana, Oregon State, Southern Miss, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulane, UNLV, and UTEP. Broncos emphasizing size in the WR corps. I like it.
Because we are just catching up to everything (darn real life!) below are the rest of the signees so far:
Markel Reed was the second Bronco to sign on the dotted line. Texas central time zone represent!
A signee that is not only a ‘good get’ but one that the coaches had to hold on for dear life: Khyheem Waleed
An almost literal ‘Man amongst chidlren’ signee from Idaho: Keegan Duncan
Another addition from the land of the North (where I assume it’s winter, always): Isaiah Bagnah
This is an important get for the Broncos. The second-highest rated recruit—ever—for Boise State and one that we all seemed to stress about: Hank Bachmeier
Bachmeier dons the cap and gown for his signing day ceremony:
A definite position of need on the OL to protect the QB of the future for the Broncos: Ben Dooley
One of the main reasons Boise State fans were concerned with the above-mentioned Bronco is the addition of this QB who, in his own right, is an awesome get and will be a valuable asset for the Broncos going forward: Kaiden Bennett
Bennett breaks down his commitment to the Broncos:
This next signee, in particular, is a good one since he was the no. 1 rated JUCO TE and a flip from Louisville (though, with the coaching change, not sure you can call it a true flip): Austin Griffin
Anytime you can lock up a four-star rated linebacker that could have gone anywhere he wanted to, you have to do it. And with the Broncos struggles this past season in the LB corp, it’s a welcome addition: Casey Kline
A late push by Colorado couldn’t sway this next signee. I just love the STUD position because the Broncos have done a phenomal job in getting really athletic dudes who just dominate the position and make big names for themselves: Dylan Hall
A somewhat “late” commit to the Broncos. Only announcing his intention the other day (but certainly one that is needed with his size and speed): JL Skinner
Someone captured a cool moment as Skinner got to Facetime his new head coach:
A dude that is going to absolutely chew up offensive blocks and command attention: Michael Callahan
Bronco Nation Stand up and give big Mike a BOISE ___ STATE welcome!— Andy Avalos (@CoachAvalos_BSU) December 19, 2018
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This dude is 6’ 6” and “only” 285 pounds. He’s going to be a monster when he puts on twenty more (CHUCK A RAMA BETTER BE READY): Jacob Golden
We will update this as we get more signees.
Holani watch is over
Bronco Nation was waiting (perhaps impatiently) for the last known commit of the ‘19 class, RB George Holani, to send in his LOI and that wait is over. Holani is officially a part of the class and based on his 247sports rating...he’s the 2nd 4-star running back commit in the class. Welcome aboard, George!