I was going to wait a week before posting another article since the recruiting front has been so slow, but lo and behold, WE GOT SOME! What started as a slow week for the Broncos turned out to be a pretty solid one. We got ourselves and OC, and we lured Matt Miller back from the wilds of Montana to coach wide receivers. Bronco basketball had a great weekend humiliating Utah State. Finally, we got some much needed news on the recruiting front. You can read about the three new recruits below. One last note, Chance Luper decommitted this weekend, as we all anticipated he would, so he has been removed completely. Read on!
Isaiah Bradford, S, Redlands East Valley HS (Redlands, CA)
Based on available stats, Bradford finished the year with 23 total tackles, 16 solo, and 2 passes defended before his season ended due to injury. Right now, it sounds like the plan is to grayshirt Bradford with his planned enrollment being January 2021. We’ll have to see how that plays out.
Bradford noted on his Twitter on the 13th that they performed surgery to repair his torn ACL.
I just had surgery today, everything went well... now it’s going to be a long road to recovery but everything will be worth it and my comeback is going to be crazy just stay tuned.— Isaiah Bradford (@kinngzay) December 14, 2019
Brandon Hernandez, OL, Yucaipa HS (Yucaipa, CA)
Brandon’s season is over after his Thunderbirds finished 3-7. Brandon, while playing offense, picked up some stats on defense. He had 29 total tackles, 12 solo, 1 qb hurry and 1 pass defended. Final season highlights for Brandon aren’t yet available, but I’ll update when they are.
Russell Corrigan, TE, Hutchinson Senior HS (Hutchinson, MN)
I finally have stats for Corrigan!
Passing - 36-69 (52.2%) 760 yards 5TDs 4 INT
Rushing - 154 rushes 889 yards (5.8 ypc) 31 TDs 1 fumble
Defensive - 3 Total tackles, 1 INT
Very interesting stat line for a player we recruited at TE. It certainly shows he is an athlete, which is what we like!
Donovan Clark, CB, Lincoln HS (Tacoma, WA)
Lincoln lost to Eastside Catholic 21-34 in the semifinals of the Washington 3A State Football Playoffs. Lincoln ends their season at 10-3. Donovan finally seems to have updated stats for the season. He has 21 total tackles, 10 solo, 1 TFL, 1 interception and 5 pass breakups.
Kaonohi Kaniho, CB, Kahuku HS (Kahuku, HI)
Kahuku lost to St. Louis 6-45 in the Finals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. Kahuku ends their season at 9-4 and #42 in the nation. No stats are available for Kaonohi.
Nathan Cardona, OG, Yorba Linda HS (yorba Linda, CA)
Yorba Linda lost to St. Paul in the quarterfinals on Friday 16-28, finishing at 10-2 for the year. Stats are not generally kept for offensive lineman.
Robert Cooper, DE, Bethel HS (Spanaway, WA)
Bethel barely lost to Kennewick Friday 20-21, moving to 8-4 for the year. Stats for him aren’t available in the win. The loss ends Bethel’s playoff run. Cooper’s stats are solid: 39 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and 6 sacks through 7 games.
Nick Booker-Brown, DT, Westfield HS (Houston, TX)
NBB has not signed with the Broncos yet. Speculations abound, but the anticipation is he still signs with the Broncos.
Westfield lost to Guyer 17-35 on Friday, ending their season at 13-2, just short of the finals. Defensive stats weren’t available in the win. Booker-Brown only has stats for the first 4 games, in which he has 22 total tackles, 13 solo, 5 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks.
LaTrell Caples, WR, Lancaster HS (Lancaster, TX)
The Tigers lost to Lone Star 20-38, ending their playoff run. They finish their season at 11-3. Stats weren’t available in the win. LaTrell had 59 receptions for 1,021 yards (17.3 ypc) and 12 TDs.
Riden Leong, OT, Orange Coast College (Honolulu, HI)
The Pirates were shut out by Southwestern 0-41 on Saturday, moving to 1-9. Stats aren’t generally kept for offensive lineman.
The Pirates season is over.
Semaj Verner, S, Mayfair HS (Lakewood, CA)
Verner’s Mayfair Monsoons ended their season at 5-6 after losing 12-42 to Chino Hills in the first round of the Divion 5A CIF Southern Section playoffs. Stats for Verner are not yet available.
Herbert Gums, DT, Diboll HS (Diboll, TX)
Gums’ Lumberjack squad finished the season 11-1 after losing 6-21 to C.H. Yoe in the Area round of the 2019 TX State 3A D1 Conference Playoffs. Stats for Herbert are not yet available.
Austin Bolt, TE, Borah HS (Boise, ID)
Bolt is a consensus 3-star recruit that had a solid set of regional offers, including Utah State, Idaho State, Montana State, Montana, UNLV and Idaho.
Austin earned Idaho’s Gatorade Player of the Year honors after amassing 2,771 yards of total offense and 36 touchdowns. That includes 1,391 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns and 1,380 passing yards and 10 more touchdowns. He also had 62 tackles on defense with 4 interceptions. He literally did everything for the Lions.
The Lions lost to Highland in the 5A State playoff quarterfinals, ending their season at 7-3.
Rodney Robinson, CB, Cajon HS (San Bernardino, CA)
Robinson is a 3-star recruit with offers from Washington State, Oregon State, Yale, Princeton, Howard and a handful of MW teams.
Robinson had 80 tackles, a sack and 4 interceptions in helping his Cajon squad to a 9-3 record after a loss to Corona del Mar in the 3A CIF Southern Section state quarterfinals.
Shane Irwin, DE, Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
Irwin is a 3-star DE commit out of LBCC. He passed on offers from UNLV, Liberty, New Mexico, SJSU and UTEP to be a Bronco.
LBCC finished 7-3 this season. Shane had 47 total tackles, 25 solo, 14.5 TFL and 8.5 sacks.
Divine Obichere, DT, Diboll HS (Long Beach, CA)
Divine is a 3-star commit also out of LBCC where he spent two years on the DL. Obichere passed on offers from Liberty, SJSU and UTEP to be a Bronco. In his two years at LBCC, Divine had 92 tackles, 42 solo, 21 TFL and 10 sacks.
Cade Fennegan, QB, Woodrow Wilson HS (Dallas, TX)
Cade is a two-star recruit from Dallas, TX that will be returning from a church mission this summer. Listed at 6’ 1.5” and 162 lbs, Cade was originally committed to North Texas out of high school. He also had offers from Abilene Christian, New Mexico State and Southern Miss.
Cade played varsity for WWHS for 3 years. In his career, he was 469-754 (62.2%) for 6,454 yards, 94 TDs and 30 INTs. He also contributed 796 yards on the ground on 145 carries (5.5 ypc) and 18 more TDs. Senior highlights below.
Kyle Juergens, OL, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School (San Juan Capistrano, CA)
Kyle committed this weekend after previously being a USC commit, but having his offer rescinded after they pulled in too many guys at the position. Listed at 6’ 4.5” and 242 lbs, Kyle also had offers from Arizona State, BYU, SDSU, SJSU, UNLV, Nevada and Northern Arizona.
Kyle played both OL and DL in high school, but was recruited as an OL for the Broncos. His Tartans team went 9-2 after falling in the CIF Southern Section Division 6 Playoffs to Los Altos in the first round. His season stats seem incomplete as he only has stats for 6 games. In those 6 games, he had 34 tackles and 2 sacks on defense. Highlights below.
Brock Miller, LB, North Carolina State (Raleigh, NC)/ John Carroll Catholic HS (Fort Pierce, FL)
Miller is a grad transfer from NC State. Listed at 6’ 3” and 238 lbs, Miller had 40 total tackles, 11 TFL and a sack last season for the Wolfpack.
Out of high school. Miller had an impressive offer list, including BSU as well as Cal, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, Virginia, Miami, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Mississippi State and Minnesota to name a few. In 2 years on varsity, he had 257 tackles, 175 solo, 88 TFL and 34 sacks. Wowzers. He’ll be a much welcomed and experienced edition to the Broncos.
We are still looking to fill the RB position for this class, as well as a coach, and possibly another DL and LB. Only a few more weeks until signing day.