BOISE, Idaho It seems that every year Boise State football fans cannot wait for Fall Camp to begin so they will have the opportunity to see the newcomers. This is the first chance for fans to witness the incoming freshman and transfer students as they attempt to carry on the tradition of Bronco football.
Four newcomers on offense stand out at the “skill” positions as they attempt to contribute to the depth of the 2007 Boise State football team.
At the running back position, D.J. Harper and Doug Martin have caught the eye of running back and special teams coach Jeff Choate. “I was really pleased with the two individuals (Harper and Martin) we got in recruiting. I feel both will be able to make a solid contribution, as each running back will add a different dynamic to the backfield.”
D.J. Harper A 5’10”, 185 lbs. freshman from Cypress, Texas.
“D.J. is more of an all-purpose back,” Choate explained. “He came from a spread offense in Texas and might be a little more ahead of the game in some of the blocking skills because in Texas you can cut below the waist, which you cannot do in any other state in the union in high school. So we are looking forward to him doing some of those same things for us.”
Doug Martin A 5’10”, 193 lbs. freshman from Stockton, Calif.
“Doug came from a very multiple offense out of Stockton (Calif.) and has a pretty good grasp of the passing game, possibly with better hands.
“Both these players will complement each other very well,” said Choate.
At the wide receiver position, Austin Pettis and Titus Young have also made an impression. “Both Titus Young and Austin Pettis has been going against the veteran guys and have done a really good job competing against our players that we feel are very good on this team,” assistant head coach and wide receiver coach Brent Pease said.
Titus Young A 5’11”, 170 lbs. wide receiver from Los Angeles, Calif.
“Titus has a great attitude and a lot of energy for a young guy,” Pease said. “He has the willingness to learn with the drive and passion to be the best. He is very coachable and he possesses a lot of football savvy and intelligence.”
Austin Pettis A 6’3”, 190 lbs. wide receiver from Anaheim, Calif.
“Austin is a big kid with great hands,” Pease stated. “He is a great competitor and a fast learner. I think he has the ability to make the big catch.”
“Both these guys are vertical type of players, that can stretch the field or make the catch underneath and do something with it.”
With the faith displayed in these players by their coaches it is only a matter of time until the Boise State fans discover the talent of these four outstanding freshmen.