Boise State Signs 21 to 2013 Recruiting Class
BOISE, Idaho – Boise State Head Football Coach Chris Petersen announced the signing of 21 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent Wednesday (Feb. 6), bringing the total number of new Broncos for the 2013 class to 28.
Seven student-athletes enrolled in classes in January 2013.  They include junior college transfers Deuce Mataele (DT - Mt. San Antonio College); Cleshawn Page (CB - LA Harbor College); Tyler Rausa (K - Riverside CC) and Derrick Thomas (RB - Butler CC), along with three who previously signed with Boise State before delaying their enrollment. 
They include D.J. Dean (WR - Eagle, Idaho) and Archie Lewis (OL - Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) who signed with the Broncos in February 2012 and gray shirted this past football season, and Darren Lee (LB – Susanville, Calif.) who signed with Boise State in 2010 before going on a two-year church mission.
    The state of California once again produced the most new Broncos with 13.  Idaho high schools produced the second-most signees to the 2013 class with four, along with three from the state of Texas.  Two each are coming from the states of Arizona and Utah.  Florida, Hawai’i, Oregon and American Samoa each have one.
    For the second-straight year, defensive players led the group with 16.  Breaking the defense group down by position, they include five cornerbacks, four linebackers, three tackles, three ends and one safety. 
    Wide receivers and linemen led the positions on offense with three each.  Two running backs and two tight ends, along with one quarterback make up the rest of the offensive players. 
    Boise State is coming off an 11-2 season in 2012 and finished the regular season as co-champions of the Mountain West Conference.  The defeated the University of Washington in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas and was ranked No. 14 in the final USA Today Coaches poll and No. 18 in the final Associated Press media poll. 
    The Broncos open the 2013 season on Aug. 31 (Saturday) at Washington. 
    A complete list of Boise State’s 2013 recruiting class follows, including brief biographical information on each new Bronco.   

Aaron Baltazar FR RB 5-11 185 Chula Vista, Calif. (Eastlake HS) VIDEO
Dionza Blue FR CB 5-11 180 La Puente, Calif. (Bishop Amat HS) VIDEO
Mat Boesen FR LB 6-4 220 Torrance, Calif. (West HS) VIDEO
Kamalei Correa FR DE 6-2 230 Honolulu (Saint Louis School) VIDEO
Alec Dhaenens FR TE 6-4 240 Fruitland, Idaho (Fruitland HS) VIDEO
Ryan Finley FR QB 6-4 185 Phoenix (Paradise Valley HS) VIDEO
Cameron Hartsfield FR CB 5-10 185 Allen, Texas (Allen HS) VIDEO
Kendal Keys FR WR 6-2 200 San Diego (Helix HS) VIDEO
Joe Martarano FR LB 6-3 235 Fruitland, Idaho (Fruitland HS) VIDEO
Mercy Maston JR CB 5-10 190 Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield HS / Bakersfield College) VIDEO
Eli McCullough FR OL 6-4 265 Boise, Idaho (Rocky Mountain HS) VIDEO
Durrant Miles FR DE 6-4 220 South Jordan, Utah (Bingham HS) VIDEO
Jonathan Moxey FR CB 5-10 180 West Palm Beach, Fla. (Dwyer HS) VIDEO
Gabe Perez FR DE 6-5 220 Placentia, Calif. (Valencia HS) VIDEO
Jake Roh FR TE 6-2 215 Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral HS) VIDEO
Tanner Shipley FR WR 6-1 180 Wilsonville, Ore. (Wilsonville HS) VIDEO
Thomas Sperbeck FR S 6-0 185 Carmichael, Calif. (Jesuit HS) VIDEO
Justin Taimatuia JR DT 5-11 295 American Samoa (Tajuna HS / Fort Scott CC) VIDEO
Andrew Tercek FR OL 6-0 275 San Antonio (East Central HS) VIDEO
Nick Terry FR DT 6-3 275 Elk Grove, Calif. (Pleasant Grove HS) VIDEO
Tanner Vallejo FR LB 6-1 230 Grass Valley, Calif. (Nevada Union HS) VIDEO

The following student-athletes signed with previous classes, and delayed enrollment until the spring 2013 semester:

D.J. Dean FR WR 6-1 180 Eagle, Idaho (Eagle HS)
Darren Lee FR LB 6-2 220 Susanville, Calif. (Lassen HS)
Archie Lewis FR OL 6-4 255 Rancho Cucamongs, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga HS)

The following student-athletes signed in December, and joined the Broncos for spring 2013 semester:

Deuce Mataele JR DT 6-3 285 West Valley, Utah (Granger HS/Mt. San Antonio College) VIDEO
Cleshawn Page JR CB 5-10 190 Los Angeles (Dorsey HS/LA Harbor College) VIDEO
Tyler Rausa SO K 5-10 180 Murrieta, Calif. (Murrieta HS/Riverside CC) VIDEO
Derrick Thomas RS JR RB 6-1 210 Dothan, Ala. (Northview HS/Butler CC) VIDEO

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