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Boise State roster countdown 2018: Day 19, Aisa Kelemete

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We are now out of the twenties and into the teens. Less than 3 weeks until we have Bronco football! Let’s check in on #19, Aisa Kelemete.

#19, Aisa Kelemete, RS Freshman, STUD

Stats

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 234 lbs. (+9 lbs)

High School/College: Highland High School, Pocatello, ID

How’d he get to The Blue™?

Aisa is the Bronco that almost wasn’t. Aisa had committed to the Broncos in July of 2016, coming out of east Idaho powerhouse Highland. He remained committed until the end of the year, when he flipped to Washington State where he had a strong relationship with a position coach. That coach left shortly after Aisa got there, and Aisa re-committed to the Broncos in January of 2017. Phew!

Nickname

“ICE”

It’s in his veins. It’s also on his Twitter.

Look-alike

Actor R Madhavan

Career Highlights

Aisa red shirted the 2017 season after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum.

He was named to the USA Today’s All-Idaho First Team and to the 5A All-Idaho First Team as a senior for the Rams, even though he missed the first 3 games to injury. He finished the season with 3.5 sacks and 28 total tackles.

2018 Prospectus

The depth chart was released a couple of weeks ago and that helped shed a bit of light on some things. This will be an interesting season for the STUD position for sure. Based on the current depth chart, it looks like Frazier and Weaver will be splitting starting duties. Also at the STUD position is weight room junkie Sam Whitney. He is coming back from an injury as well, but should be full strength. True freshman Demitri Washington and walk-on Dylan Herberg are there as well. To say it will be crowded is an understatement.

Personally, I feel like the STUD position can’t really go wrong. Aisa had a lot of hype coming out of high school, and were it not for necessary surgery, he might have played last year. I don’t anticipate he starts, but I imagine he gets a few rotations in, with Whitney likely having a slight edge. Frazier is in his last season, but Weaver is just a sophomore, Whitney a junior, and 4* Casey Kline is currently committed to the Broncos. It’ll be a fun position to watch this and the coming seasons.

Is he on Twitter?

Indeed he is. This tweet was from a while ago, but it is an important one. Kelemete should be full strength for the first time in over a year.

Completely made up fact

Being close to his Polynesian heritage, he has learned to make leis. He is so proficient at making them, he can make an entire lei in 8 seconds. He gives them to the team after every game.