Broncos Sign 24 On National Signing Day
Feb. 3, 2016

  • 2016 Boise State Signing Day Central

    BOISE, Idaho – Boise State football head coach Bryan Harsin announced the signing of 24 individuals to National Letters of Intent, Wednesday.

    In addition to the 24 signees, four scholarship student-athletes enrolled in classes in January for spring semester, including graduate transfer Will Adams (offensive line; Auburn), junior college transfer Cedrick Wilson, Jr. (wide receiver; Coffeyville CC), and Kole Bailey (offensive line; Twin Falls, Idaho) and Tyson Maeva (linebacker; San Diego, Calif.), who each graduated high school early.

    The state of California produced the most signees, with 13 of the 24 student-athletes coming from the Golden State. Boise State also signed three each from Oregon and Texas, two from Arizona and one each from Nevada, Utah and Washington.

    Of the signees, 13 came from the defensive side of the ball, including seven defensive linemen, five defensive backs and a linebacker. The Broncos also signed 10 offensive players – three offensive linemen, two each at tight end, wide receiver and running back, and a quarterback – and a punter/kicker.

    A complete look at the roster, and bio information on each of the signees, can be found below:

    Daniel Auelua
    DL
    6-2 • 290
    Alpine, Utah (Mesa CC/Lone Peak HS)

    MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAREER
    Recorded 2.0 sacks and 7.5 tackles-for-loss among his 39 tackles with forced three fumbles over nine games in 2015…as a freshman (2014), played 10 games, recording 38 tackles (15 solo) with a forced fumble.

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Played at Lone Peak High School in Utah…helped team to 5A state title as a sophomore and to semifinals as a senior in 2013…named Utah 5A All-State honorable mention in 2013 after recording 58 tackles (13 solo) including 5.0 sacks and 10.0 tackles-for-loss…selected to Region 4 Second Team as a junior after making 30 tackles (14 solo) with 2.0 sacks…also played rugby for United Rugby Club, helping lead his team to a national runner-up finish.

    John Bates
    TE
    6-6 • 215
    Lebanon, Ore. (Lebanon HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit per ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports.com…spent his first two years at Nyssa High School in Oregon before moving to Lebanon…two-time Oregon 5A selection, named to the first team as a senior and to the second team as a junior…named to Oregon 3A Second Team as a sophomore…named to The Oregonian’s All-State Second Team as a senior…thrice named all-league, earning All-Mid Willamette Valley Conference honors at wide receiver, defensive back and punter in 2014 and 2015…named to All-Eastern Oregon League First Team as a defensive back while earning second-team honors as a receiver following his sophomore season…also competed in basketball and track…in basketball was named to All-EOL First Team as a sophomore and All-MWVL honorable mention as a junior…three-time qualifier for the Oregon State Track Championships, helping SCHOOL to team titles in 2014 (3A) and 2015 (5A) while capturing consecutive titles in the 110-meter hurdles (2014-15) in addition to the javelin title in 2015…named all-level Male Athlete of the Meet at state as a junior, as along with his hurdles and javelin titles he finished second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump.

    Julian Carter
    WR
    6-3 • 190
    Scottsdale, Ariz. (Saguaro HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    The No. 9 player in the state of Arizona, Carter is rated as a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, and Scout.com has him ranked as the No. 160 player…helped Saguaro High School to a 12-2 season and the Arizona Division III State Championship…was an all-section selection as a junior and a senior…concluded his senior season with 626 receiving yards, 41 catches and seven touchdowns…had similar numbers as a junior, recording 701 receiving yards, 49 catches and seven touchdowns…made the honor roll in high school.

    Ezra Cleveland
    DL
    6-6 • 275
    Spanaway, Wash. (Bethel HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    247Sports Composite ranks him a three-star recruit and the No. 24 player in Washington, along with the No. 107 player at his position in the country…a two-star according to Rivals.com… racked up 41 tackles and four sacks in his senior campaign at Bethel HS…was named Bethel’s defensive player of the year and was also a member of the Washington all-state team as chosen by the Associated Press…also earned lineman of the year honors in his conference after being named a first-team all-area defensive lineman and a first-team all-conference offensive lineman…also played baseball and wrestled while at Bethel.

    Jake Constantine
    QB
    6-1 • 184
    Camarillo, Calif. (Camarillo HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit per ESPN and 247Sports.com, two-star per Yahoo…helped lead Camarillo to a 15-1 record, the CIF Southern Section Northern Division title and an appearance in the CIF State Division II-AA Football Championship Bowl in 2015…named 2015 CIF Southern Section Northern Division Offensive Player of the Year in 2015…selected to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools Team as a senior…also named Camino League Player of the Year…as a senior threw for 3,988 yards and 51 touchdowns with a 72.2 completion percentage.

    Nick Crabtree
    TE
    6-6 • 250
    Huntington Beach, Calif. (Huntington Beach HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit per ESPN, Scout.com, 247Sports.com…named to All-Sunset League Second Team…ranked as a “tight end/wide receiver to watch” by the Orange County Register prior to the 2015 season…for his career, caught 40 passes for 550 yards and three touchdowns…caught 21 passes for 332 yards as a junior…given the Jim Axton Memorial Award for Character and Leadership, and was invited to the Sunset League Sportsmanship Conference for football.

    Austin Dixon
    OL
    6-6 • 265
    Tempe, Ariz. (Corona del Sol HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com…started at offensive tackle, being named to the All-Section and All-City First Teams…helped lead Corona del Sol to an appearance in the state playoffs…also played volleyball for Corona del Sol, earning one letter and expecting to earn a second in 2016…named a “Scholar Baller” at Corona del Sol, as owner of a GPA of 3.5 or above.

    Emmanuel Fesili
    6-2 • 280
    DT
    Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit per Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com… helped take Poly to the PAC-5 semifinals in 2014…earned spot on the All-CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division Team as a senior…named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram 2015 Dream Team Second Team…recorded 8.0 tackles-for-loss among his 39 tackles (28 solo) as a senior for Long Beach Poly…that performance followed up a junior season in which he made 97 tackles (83 solo) with 3.0 sacks and 10.0 TFL.

    Jordan Happle
    S
    6-2 / 190
    Portland, Ore. (Jesuit HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Metro League Defensive Player of the Year both his junior and senior seasons for head coach Ken Potter…three-year letterwinner was also first-team all-league at both safety and wide receiver in each of his final two seasons…was named Class 6A All-State on both sides of the ball each year, earning first-team honors on defense both years…was first-team all-state on offense as a junior, and second-team all-state as a senior…helped lead Jesuit High School to league championships his sophomore through senior seasons, winning the state championship during his final season…team also finished runner-up during his sophomore year and made the quarterfinals during his junior season…caught 50 passes for 779 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior…junior season hauled in 74 passes for 1,416 yards and 15 touchdowns, leading the Metro League in each statistical category…had six interceptions as a senior…finalist for the Oregon Sports Awards Prep Football Player of the Year following his junior season…lettered three times in basketball and twice in track and field.

    Donte Harrington
    OL
    6-2 / 300
    San Clemente, Calif. (San Clemente HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit according to Scout.com and the 247Sports Composite…rated as the 13th-best center nationally in the 2016 class…also rated No. 1 at the position in California and No. 3 in the West…four-year starter for the Tritons helped lead his squad to a runner-up finish in the CIF Southwest Division in his final prep campaign…named first-team All-Sea View League, first-team All-CIF Southwest Division and first-team All-Orange County as a senior for head coach Jaime Ortiz…did not allow a sack on the season…junior year garnered first-team All-Sea View League, first-team All-CIF Southwest Division and third-team All-Orange County honors…allowed only one sack…two-time Scholar-Athlete Award recipient was also twice named to the superintendent’s honor roll…seven-time member of the principal’s honor roll.

    Reid Harrison-Ducros
    CB
    5-11 • 175
    Colleyville, Texas (Colleyville Heritage HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit per ESPN.com, rated as the No. 66 player at his position…three-star recruit according to 247 Sports Composite, rated No. 181 nationally for his position…member of the USA Football U19 National Team that defeated Canada, 33-0, at the International Bowl Jan. 31 at Cowboys Stadium…made three solo tackles, including one for loss, in the contest…Scout.com second-team all-state selection in Texas as a senior…first-team all-district honoree and second-team academic all-state his senior season…recorded 68 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception his final year at Colleyville Heritage HS in Colleyville, Texas…played varsity football for three years and was also a member of the National Junior Honor Society.

    Chase Hatada
    DL
    6-2 • 255
    Rocklin, Calif. (Rocklin HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit according Rivals.com and 247Sports Composite, which ranked him as the No. 67 amongst all strong-side defensive ends in the country…as a senior, was named the defensive player of the year in the Sierra Foothill League after registering 40 tackles and six sacks…first-team All-Metro, All-Sac-Joaquin and All-Northern California his senior season…recorded 45 tackles and eight sacks his junior year, earned first-team All-Metro and All-Sierra Foothill League selections as well…named to the all-state team for juniors that same year…his father, Ian Hatada, attended Boise State and was a Big Sky 110-meter hurdles champion in 1996.

    Robert Lewis
    CB
    5-10 • 170
    Los Angeles, Calif. (Hawkins HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Ranked as a three-star recruit per 247Sports Composite, rated as the No. 166 player at his position…Scout.com also has him rated as three-star and the No. 111 at his position, including the No. 19 cornerback in the state of California...an all-league selection both his junior and senior seasons, and tacked on an all-city honor during his senior year…combined for 81 tackles, six sacks, and three interceptions over the course of his junior and senior seasons…lettered in track and field three times along with doing so twice in football…honor roll member.

    Robert Mahone
    RB
    5-11 • 190
    Prosper, Texas (Prosper HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    A two-star running back according to Scout.com…after playing his first two years of high school football as a safety, Mahone switched to running back and immediately excelled, racking up 868 yards and 12 touchdowns his junior season…continued to grow as a senior, finishing the year with 1,172 yards and 16 touchdowns on 125 carries…first-team All-District 10-5A his junior and senior seasons, along with being named team captain both years as well.

    Alexander Mattison
    RB
    5-11 • 200
    San Bernardino, Calif. (San Bernardino HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit per ESPN, Yahoo, Scout.com and 247Sports.com…twice named to San Bernardino Sun First Team (2014-15)…selected to play in both the Inland Valley Football Classic following his senior season…ran for over 2,000 yards in each of his final two seasons, going for 2,017 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior and 2,057 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2015…won a league wrestling title at 195 pounds and was named all-league as a junior…also ran track, winning the Mountain Valley League title in the 110 hurdles…boasts a 4.8 cumulative grade-point average.

    Bubba Ogbebor
    WR
    6-1 / 195
    Frisco, Texas (Heritage HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-start recruit according to ESPN.com, Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports…three-year letterwinner rated one of the top 20 receivers in the state of Texas according to Scout…named first-team All-District 9-5A both his junior and senior seasons for head coach Che Hendrix…caught 74 passes for 1,282 yards and 14 touchdowns during his final prep campaign…caught 64 passes for 1,056 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior, leading the Coyotes to the district championship…as a sophomore, garnered honorable mention All-District 10-4A honors after catching 11 passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns…two-time letterwinner in track and field.

    DeAndre Pierce
    CB
    5-11 • 175
    Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit per ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports.com…selected to the USA Football U19 National Team that defeated Canada, 33-0, in the International Bowl on Jan. 31…made a solo tackle and broke up a pass in the contest…helped take Long Beach Poly to the PAC-5 semifinals in 2014…intercepted a pair of passes and recorded 54 tackles (37 solo) with 2.0 sacks and 8.5 tackles-for-loss as a senior…picked off a pair of passes as a junior along with 73 tackles (64 solo), 3.0 sacks and 6.5 TFL…knocked down a combined 13 passes over his final two seasons…played at Poly under his father, Antonio Pierce, ESPN analyst and former Pro Bowl linebacker and Super Bowl XLII champion with the New York Giants.

    Kayode Rufai
    DE
    6-5 / 250
    Portland, Ore. (Lincoln HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit according to Rivals.com and 247Sports…ranked No. 7 in Oregon per 247Sports and No. 9 in the state by Rivals…three-year letterwinner began his high school career at Lake Oswego High School before transferring to Lincoln High School for his senior season…named first-team All-Portland Interscholastic League and honorable mention all-state following his final prep campaign…was also honorable mention all-league as a junior…lettered twice in basketball and once in frack and field.

    Derriyon Shaw
    DE
    6-3 • 230
    North Las Vegas, Nev. (Legacy HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit per ESPN, Scout.com, 247Sports.com…played his senior season at Legacy after moving to Nevada from Georgia, where he played at Lanier High…at Legacy in 2015, was selected to USA TODAY High School Sports’ All-USA Nevada First Team…also named to the NevadaPreps.com All-State Second Team, All-Region First Team and All-Southwest League First Team after making 7.0 sacks among his 48 tackles…as a junior at Lanier, made 61 tackles with 11.0 sacks…helped lead Lanier to state playoff appearances in 2013-14 and a region title in 2014…lettered one year in track and field at Lanier.

    Joel Velazquez
    P/K
    6-0 • 230
    Mission Viejo, Calif. (Trabuco Hills HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit per ESPN, Scout.com…selected to the All-CIF Southern Section Southwest Division Team as a punter in 2015…named to All-Sea View League First Team, Orange County Register’s All-County Third Team as punter…was a perfect 35-for-35 on PAT attempts and went 6-for-9 on field-goal attempts…sent 41 of his 54 kickoffs for touchbacks…averaged 39.4 yards over 56 punts with a long of 72…competed in shotput and discus for the Trabuco Hills track and field team, earning three varsity letters…holds top-10 school marks in 10-lb. and 12-lb. shotput events, and in 1.6-kg discus.

    Jalen Walker
    S
    6-0 / 175
    Lawndale, Calif. (Lawndale HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Played both defensive back/linebacker and wide receiver for Lawndale High School…recorded 116 tackles (76 solo) during his final prep campaign, including 23 for-loss and four sacks en route to Defensive Player of the Year honors for the Ocean League…junior year had 46 tackles (17 solo)…intercepted a pass both seasons…offensively, caught 12 passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns as a senior, and 27 passes for 458 yards and six scores as a junior…was named first-team All-Ocean League as a junior at wide receiver.

    Jabari Watson
    DL
    6-2 / 265
    Rialto, Calif. (Summit HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports…three-year letterwinner helped lead Summit High School to the Sunkist League championship during his final prep campaign, registering 85 tackles and team highs in both tackles-for-loss (19) and sacks (nine) for head coach Nick Matheny…also had an interception and four forced fumbles…named first-team All-Sunkist League, first-team All-CIF and San Bernadino Sun All-Area…selected to the Inland Valley Football Classic Eastern All-Star roster…prior to attending Summit High School, attended Rancho Cucamonga High School, where he garnered all-area and all-league honors as a junior…had 72 tackles and 16.5 sacks that season for the Cougars en route to first-team All-Baseline League accolades…sophomore year picked up five sacks, earning honorable mention all-league honors…was a two-time Scholar-Athlete Award winner, picking up the accolade as a junior and senior…honor roll all four years…two-time letterwinner in track and field.

    Curtis Weaver
    DE
    6-4 / 280
    Long Beach, Calif. (St. Anthony HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports…one of the top 10 defensive ends in California per Scout…four-year letterwinner saw action on both offense and defense for head coach Mario Morales…registered 60 tackles and seven sacks during his final prep campaign…earned All-CIF Southern Section honors…junior year picked up 55 stops, 13 tackles-for-loss and 7.5 sacks, helping to lead the Saints to their first league title in 15 years…was also named first-team All-CIF Southern Section…was also named honorable mention Long Beach Dream Team…sophomore year recorded 42 tackles and six sacks en route to second-team all-league honors…also saw varsity action as a freshman, recording 25 tackles and a sack…offensively, caught 14 passes for 253 yards and four touchdowns as a senior…rushed 11 times for 40 yards and five touchdowns, while catching three passes for 36 yards and a score as a junior…sophomore season caught six balls for 59 yards and a touchdown…also lettered twice in basketball.

    Desmond Williams
    LB
    6-0 • 190
    Corona, Calif. (Centennial HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    A three-star recruit according to Scout.com, rated as the No. 120 player in the country at his position and the No. 19 player at his position in California…made 67 tackles, two tackles for a loss and one interception his senior season at Centennial HS…helped Centennial to a No. 2 final MaxPreps national team ranking after losing to De La Salle in the CIF State Championships game…second-team all-league as a junior and first-team all-league as a senior…won back-to-back PAC-5 Championship titles in his last two seasons.

    SPRING ENROLLEES

    Will Adams
    OL
    6-7 • 303
    Tyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek HS/Auburn)

    AUBURN CAREER
    REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2015): Made 12 appearances on the season.

    REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2014): Saw action in 13 games, primarily on special teams.

    REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013): Appeared in 13 of the Tigers’ 14 games during the team’s SEC Championship season…named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

    FRESHMAN (2012): Redshirt season…named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Coming out of high school was a three-star prospect according to Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports…was a two-time all-state selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association, garnering the accolade as a junior (2010) and senior (2011).

    Kole Bailey
    OL
    6-5 • 285
    Twin Falls, Idaho (Twin Falls HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247 sports…top-ranked recruit in the state of Idaho according to Scout.com and 247Sports Composite…named to the All-Idaho 4A First Team as a senior…was a second-team all-state and first-team all-conference selection as a junior.

    Tyson Maeva
    LB
    6-0 • 230
    San Diego, Calif. (Cathedral Catholic HS)

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Three-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports…two-way player saw action at both middle linebacker and fullback…first-team All-San Diego Section at linebacker following his senior campaign…junior year recorded 80 tackles, two interceptions and one sack.

    Cedrick Wilson, Jr.
    WR
    6-3 • 190
    Memphis, Tenn. (White Station HS/Coffeyville CC)

    COFFEYVILLE CAREER
    SOPHOMORE (2015): Named an NJCAA All-American after ranking third nationally and leading the Jayhawk Conference with 116.1 receiving yards per game…caught 66 passes and racked up 1,045 receiving yards, the second-highest season yardage total in school history…topped the conference and ranked fourth in the nation with 17 touchdown receptions.

    FRESHMAN (2014): Caught 10 touchdowns and posted 629 receiving yards for the Red Ravens to earn all-conference honors.

    HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
    Quarterbacked the Spartans to the 6A state semifinals his senior season (2013)…named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association 6A All-State Team and 16-AAA All-District Second Team following his senior season…Wilson's father, Cedrick Wilson, Sr., played seven seasons in the NFL, spending time with the San Francisco 49ers (2001-04) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2005-07)…the elder Wilson caught 178 passes for 2,365 yards and eight touchdowns during his pro career, and earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in 2005.


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