2016 Boise State Football Recruiting Class Breakdown

    2016 Boise State’s recruiting class cranked up one of the best in the Mountain West, loading up with a ton of above-average prospects.

    February 1, 2016


    2016 Boise State’s recruiting class cranked up one of the best in the Mountain West, loading up with a ton of above-average prospects.


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    2016 Boise State Football Recruiting Class Overview

    This might be the best class in the Mountain West, and it probably isn’t even close with as many solid prospects as almost the rest of the conference combined. There isn’t any one superstar standout, but there are plenty of very good players who had their choice of Mountain West schools. It’s one of the bigger classes, and there’s strength in numbers – and talent.

    The Class Is Heavy On …

    Defensive linemen. The Broncos cranked up the defensive front with a slew of good tackle prospects led by Chase Hatada and Ezra Cleveland, two early commitments who set the tone for the class. There are enough big bodies to go around adding depth to develop for the near future for the interior. The offense didn’t get too many sure-thing stars, but JUCO transfer WR Cedrick Wilson should be a difference-maker after blowing off Virginia Tech for the Broncos. Julian Carter and tight ends John Bates and Nick Crabtree need to be a big part of the passing game in the next few years.

    The Star of the Class Is …

    RB Alexander Mattison, 5-11, 200. The San Bernadino native might not be a blazer, but he fits what Boise State likes to do with good pop, nice quickness, and the combination of skills to be a poor man’s Jay Ajayi. He had his share of offers from the Pac-12 including Arizona State and Washington, and he had his pick of Mountain West schools, but he should be a workhorse for the Broncos.

    The Team’s Biggest 2016 Depth Chart Hole Is …

    The defensive line. It’s asking a lot for the newcomers to make a splash right out of the box, but the front three is being gutted losing all the starts and three key backups. It’s the difference between a potentially good season and a great one – the new guys will get their chances.

    2016 Boise State Football Recruiting Class

    Will Adams OL 6-7 303 RS-SR Tyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek HS/Auburn)
    Daniel Auelua DL 6-2 290 JR Alpine, Utah (Lone Peak HS/Lone Peak HS)
    Kole Bailey OL 6-5 285 FR Twin Falls, Idaho (Twin Falls HS)
    John Bates TE 6-6 215 FR Lebanon, Ore. (Lebanon HS)
    Julian Carter WR 6-3 190 FR Scottsdale, Ariz. (Saguaro HS)
    Ezra Cleveland OL 6-6 275 FR Spanaway, Wash. (Bethel HS)
    Jake Constantine QB 6-1 185 FR Camarillo, Calif. (Camarillo HS)
    Nick Crabtree TE 6-6 250 FR Huntington Beach, Calif. (Huntington Beach HS)
    Austin Dixon OL 6-6 265 FR Tempe, Ariz. (Corona del Sol HS)
    Emmanuel Fesilias DT 6-2 280 FR Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly)
    Jordan Happle S 6-1 180 FR Portland, Ore. (Jesuit HS)
    Donte Harrington OL 6-2 300 FR San Clemente, Calif. (San Clemente HS)
    Reid Harrison-Ducros CB 5-11 175 FR Colleyville, Texas (Colleyville Heritage HS)
    Chase Hatada DL 6-2 255 FR Rocklin, Calif. (Rocklin HS)
    Robert Lewis CB 5-10 170 FR Los Angeles, Calif. (Hawkins HS)
    Robert Mahone RB 5-11 190 FR Prosper, Texas (Prosper HS)
    Tyson Maeva LB 6-0 230 FR San Diego, Calif. (Cathedral Catholic HS)
    Alexander Mattison RB 5-11 200 FR San Bernardino, Calif. (San Bernardino HS)
    Bubba Ogbebor WR 6-1 190 FR Frisco, Texas (Heritage HS)
    DeAndre Pierce CB 5-11 175 FR Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly)
    Kayode Rufai DE 6-4 240 FR Portland, Ore. (Lincoln HS)
    Derriyon Shaw DE 6-3 230 FR North Las Vegas, Nev. (Legacy HS)
    Joel Velazquez P/K 6-0 230 FR Mission Viejo, Calif. (Trabuco Hills HS)
    Jalen Walker S 6-0 175 FR Lawndale, Calif. (Lawndale HS)
    Jabari Watson DL 6-3 255 FR Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Summit HS)
    Curtis Weaver DE 6-4 280 FR Long Beach, Calif. (St. Anthony HS)
    Desmond Williams LB 6-0 190 FR Corona, Calif. (Centennial HS)
    Cedrick Wilson, Jr. WR 6-3 190 JR Memphis, Tenn. (White Station HS/Coffeyville CC)

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