Recruiting Roundup is back. (And better than ever!) Most importantly, this article was written in collaboration with Zach Price of the Blue Collar Club! He and I will be a recurring feature together on the roundups for the season. His coverage is on the second half of this roundup and denoted by the of the BCC.
The dream is to join forces to spread the good word of snarky Boise State coverage and combine it with the only organization that truly lets you put your money where your mouth is as a Boise State fan.
A myriad of issues with WordPress and life delayed this launch of this introductory article (and why there are tweet links instead embeds in many parts), but look for this to be a Monday feature from here on out.
WR – Burley (ID)
After lighting it up on the Blue two weeks ago, Gatlin sadly left the game injured just a few plays into Burley’s blowout loss to Shelly HS. Since embeds aren’t playing nice right now, link to the Tweet here
LB – Oregon City (OR)
Clay had a solid weekend for the Pioneers, scoring a TD while holding the opposing defense to 6 points. If Clay continues his pace of scoring the same amount of points as his opponent, he will literally never lose. I’m okay with that.
WR – Mansfield Timberview (TX)
Cameron is making his official visit tomorrow, and has been making nice plays already this year. He had an absolutely monster game tonight, but you’ll have to stay tuned for next week to hear about that. (Sneak peak for the impatient)
TE – Chandler (AZ)
⭐⭐⭐Kaden is the newest addition to the class of 2024 recruits, posting his commitment last weekend. Kaden put the hat-picking game to shame, with his commitment coming by superman reveal of his Boise State shirt underneath. Surely this Bronco aura lead the way for Chandler to to take the 35-10 win over Orange Lutheran. (Not to be confused with Orange Catholic, that’s the one with sand worms)
S – Conroe (TX)
Box score stats were elusive, but Conroe thumped Caney Creek on homecoming night, 42-9. But do not fret, dear reader, I found this outstanding quote on his play style that will make up for my lack of stats tonight. Dog or wolf, he’s an OKG.
DL – Borah (ID)
DL – Thompson Falls (MT)
Hayden’s Hawks had an unhappy day at the office, losing 42-6 to Jefferson HS. We can only assume this is because Thompson Falls didn’t get to play every position, but hey, we all make mistakes. At the very least, thanks to this reporter we can confirm Hayden still exists.
K – Mountain View (ID)
There is a bit of a paradox being a kicker on a good team: good teams don’t need to kicks lots of field goals but good kickers need lots of game experience. Martin quells such philosophy by drilling 51 yard field goals.
CB – Mission Viejo (CA)
“Trey” contributed a couple of tackles for the Diablos. The combo of Tolmaire and Anderson in the defensive backfield for Mission Viejo is quite fun to watch. My knees exploded watching this pick-six (disgustingly called back).
WR – Archbishop Riordan (CA)
Jackson and Archbishop Riordan suffered their first loss of the season – scoring only two touchdowns in a non-conference loss to St. Bonaventure. I would much rather talk about Archbishop Riordan’s week one matchup which saw Jackson grab four balls for 50-yards and two scores.
ATH – Mission Viejo (CA)
Anderson continues to impress on the defensive side of the ball. In a 58-0 drubbing of Highland, Anderson accounted for 6 total tackles and half of a sack (I have always been a fan of rounding up). Since I have the luxury of going back to the weeks we have missed, check out his pick-six from September 1st.
QB – Corona Del Mar (CA)
In a battle between the Sea Kings (Corona Del Mar) and the Tritons of San Clemente (played on dry land this time), Kaleb Annett and co. dropped their second straight game of the season. Annett did find his way into the endzone in this one, but the Sea Kings would fail to score again in a 28-14 loss.
Side note: Corona Del Mar’s first loss of the season was to the Sea Kings of Palos Verdes. I don’t know if my midwest is showing, but we can’t have all of these Sea Kings out there on a football field.
DL – Centennial (CA)
Warkentin continues to be an absolute beast on the defensive line for the Centennial Golden Hawks. Warkentin contributed 6 tackles (3 for a loss) in Centennial’s 37-0 win over Ridgeview. Warkentin is now up to 8 TFLs for the season.
Stats like that made him a no-brainer for the “Jersey Mike’s Player of The Week” in August (It’s Centennial’s version of the iconic Heisman Trophy).
ATH – Corner Canyon (UT)
Our Athletes in this class seem to be ATHLETES. Caywood, a pass rusher and tight end, racked up a sack in Corner Canyon’s 42-14 win against Syracuse. Some of you may have seen him this past weekend as he took his Official Visit (OV) to Boise State. Someone was able to snag a picture of him at the Blue Collar Club tailgate. Unconfirmed reports that he ran through the cornhole (bags?) competition.
IOL – Queen Creek (AZ)
“Tayo” (thank goodness) and the Queen Creek Bulldogs lost an ugly one to Liberty. Tayo, who plays on both sides of the ball, is a 6’3, 275lb monster. Even better – it sounds like he’s an OKG. Nice to see team parents with high praise.