BOISE, Idaho On the defensive side of the ball, Boise State is searching for players ready to contribute on the line. The team will be looking at returning players and possibly some newcomers to step up and fill the holes left by the departures of Dennis Ellis and first-team All-Western Athletic Conference performer Andrew Browning. With the start of Fall Camp four freshmen, Chuck Hayes, Jarrell Root, Billy Winn and J.P. Nisby, have drawn the attention of defensive line coach Pete Kwiatkowski.
“Right now all these guys are playing with great effort everyday. I am really pleased with all their effort and competitive spirits as these guys continue compete in everything they do.”
Each player possesses unique talents and abilities Boise State football hopes will aid to the continued success of the program.
Jarrell Root 6’3”, 220 lbs. freshman from Boise, Idaho.
“Jarrell Root is very athletic, very quick and very fast,” Kwiatkowski said. “He is also very technically sound for just coming out of high school.”
Chuck Hayes 6’3”, 245 lbs. freshman from Aurora, Colo.
“Chuck Hayes is the second strongest of the group right now. He is a good sized kid and he is going to be very good down the road.”
Billy Winn 6’4”, 270 lbs. freshman from Las Vegas, Nev.
“Winn is going to be a big, strong, physical guy,” according to Kwiatkowski. “He is also athletic with very quick feet and very good hips.”
J.P. Nisby 6’2”, 308 lbs. freshman from Stockton, Calif.
“Nisby is a big, strong, physical guy.”
Even with all the talent and potential of these freshman possess it is difficult to speculate which players will contribute in 2007.
“It is hard to say right now who will step up and be a contributor this year. We still have a long way to go, but they are competing and battling everyday,” said Kwiatkowski.