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Boise State signs 15 during the 2019 early signing period

Boise State has added 15 new players today during the 2019 early signing period. The 14 players represent two countries, 14 from the US and 1 from Canada. More specifically there are 7 recruits from California, 2 recruits from Texas, 2 recruits Arizona and 1 each from Nevada, Idaho and Utah.

Of the 15 there are 9 offensive players and 6 defensive players.

On offense there are 2 Quarterbacks, 2 Offensive linemen, 2 wide receivers, 2 running backs and 1 tight end.

On defense there are 3 linebackers, 2 defensive backs and 1 defensive linemen.

2019 Early Recruits
NAME POS HT WT HOMETOWN / Previous School

Hank Bachmeier

QB

6-2

200

Murrieta, CA / Murrieta HS

Isaiah Bagnah

STUD

6-5

245

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada /

Lethbridge Collegiate Institute

Kaiden Bennett

QB

6-0

175

Folsom, CA / Folsom HS

Michael Callahan

DL

6-4

255

Yorba Linda, CA / Yorba Linda HS

Ben Dooley

OL

6-5

295

Fallen NV / Churchill County HS

Keegan Duncan

RB

6-3

220

Declo, ID / Declo HS

Jacob Golden

OL

6-6

285

Peoria AZ / Peoria HS

Austin Griffin

TE

6-7

240

St George UT / Mt SAC CC, Snow Canyon HS

Dylan Hall

STUD

6-6

230

Lancaster CA / Antelope Valley HS

Casey Kline

OLB

6-4

220

Brawley CA / Brawley Union HS

Markel Reed

CB

6-2

180

Temple, TX / Temple HS

JL Skinner

S

6-4

205

San Diego CA / Point Loma HS

Khyheem Waleed

WR

6-3

190

Queen Creek AZ / Casteel HS

Shea Whiting

WR

6-2

180

Houston TX / Alief Taylor HS

George Holani

RB

6-0

195

Bellflower CA / St John Bosco HS

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Four-star prospect according to ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals…among pro-style quarterbacks nationally, rated No. 6 at his position by Rivals, No. 9 by 247Sports and No. 14 by ESPN…rated as the No. 29 overall prospect in California by ESPN, No. 31 by Rivals and No. 45 by 247Sports…four-year starter amassed more than 13,000 yards passing and 2,000 yards rushing during his prep career…completed 797-of-1,182 passes for 13,150 yards (.675), 156 touchdowns and 30 interceptions…also rushed 317 times for 2,190 yards and 32 TDs…his career passing TDs are the most in the history of the CIF Southern Section, breaking the record previously held by JT Daniels of Mater Dei…during his freshman season, completed 162-of-242 passes for 2,854 yards (.669), 36 TDs and eight interceptions…rushed for 215 yards and three TDs on 50 carries…named to the All-CIF Southern Section (West Valley Division) following the season…as a sophomore, completed 234-of-311 passes for 3,892 yards (.752), 46 TDs and three interceptions…rushed 78 times for 679 yards and eight scores…named All-CIF Southern Section (Division 2) honors following the season…during his junior season, completed 199-of-315 passes for 3,255 yards (.632), 42 TDs and 10 interceptions…picked up 776 rushing yards and 10 TDs on 96 carries…garnered All-CIF Southern Section (Division 1) honors following the season, and was also named Southwestern League Player of the Year…as a senior, completed 202-of-313 passes for 3,149 yards, 32 TDs and nine interceptions en route to Southwestern League Player of the Year honors…rushed for 520 yards and 11 scores on 93 carries.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit according to ESPN and 247Sports…is the first Lethbridge Collegiate Institute player to sign with a Division I program since former Boise State offensive lineman Jon Gott in 2004…three-year varsity starter for LCI…named to All-Canada First Team and a South Alberta High School League All-Star as a junior in 2017…as a senior, named first-team All-Canada and first-team All-Provincial…also played basketball and track and field at LCI…named to the SAHSL Second Team in basketball in 2017-18.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star prospect according to ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals…dual-threat quarterback is rated No. 25 at his position nationally by 247Sports, and No. 31 by ESPN…one of the top 100 recruits in the state of California according to both ESPN (92) and Rivals (97)…two-year starter concluded his career with more than 8,500 yards passing and 2,000 yards rushing…saw action as a sophomore, completing 11-of-13 passes for 227 yards (.846) and two touchdowns…picked up 351 yards and nine TDs on 63 carries…also returned kickoffs, averaging 17.0 yards on 12 returns…junior year, completed 264-of-394 passes for 4,431 yards (.670), 57 TDs and 13 interceptions, helping to lead the Bulldogs to the CIF State Division I-AA Championship…also rushed 188 times for 1,218 yards and 16 scores…named Sacramento Bee All-Metro Offensive Player of the Year, MaxPreps All-Northern California and Sierra Foothill League Co-Offensive Most Valuable Player following the season…in his final prep campaign, completed 197-of-268 passes for 3,993 yards (.735), 60 TDs and just four interceptions en route to a second-straight state championship…rushed 62 times for 431 yards and 12 TDs…named Offensive Most Valuable Player in the SFL following the season…concluded his prep career with a record of 30-1 as the starter.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star prospect according to 247Sports…rated No. 28 on OCVarsity Hot 150 by Orange County Register…three-year letterwinner…averaged 4.3 tackles per game in his career, including 21 tackles-for-loss and 12 sacks…three-year scholar-athlete…two-year captain…recorded 49 tackles and four sacks as a sophomore…junior year recorded 49 tackles, including 8.5 for-loss, en route to All-CIF First Team Division 7, All-Crestview League First Team and third-team All-Orange County honors…also had 6.0 sacks, four hurries, a forced fumble and a recovered fumble…recorded 69 tackles, including 11.0 for-loss and two sacks as a senior…was also credited with seven quarterback hurries, ultimately earning Crestview League Lineman of the Year honors.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star prospect according to ESPN and 247Sports…rated No. 11 prospect in Nevada by ESPN and No. 12 by 247Sports…senior captain…Northern League Lineman of the Year playing both offense and defense…second-team all-state and first-team All-Northern League as a junior…also wrestled in high school, winning state championship as a junior and earning all-state honors…state runner-up wrestler as a sophomore.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Four-star prospect according to 247Sports…three-star prospect according to ESPN…top-rated recruit in the state of Idaho, per both ESPN and 247Sports…rated the No. 13 athlete in the country according to 247Sports…capped his prep career by winning back-to-back All-Idaho 2A Player of the Year honors and winning back-to-back state championships…was named Idaho’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2018, and was the USA Today Idaho Offensive Player of the Year in 2017…as a sophomore, rushed for 2,039 yards and 17 touchdowns…also played defense, registering 56 tackles and recording three interceptions…was named first-team All-Idaho (2A) on both offense and defense…as a junior, rushed for 2,843 yards and 29 TDs…also scored nine times on special teams…picked up 3,795 all-purpose yards and had 42 total TDs…senior year, rushed for 2,041 yards…picked up 3,620 all-purpose yards and scored 51 total touchdowns…defensively, had 67 tackles…also a standout in track and field, won 2A state titles in the 200- (22.21) and 400-yard dash (48.7) as a junior.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star prospect according to 247Sports…rated No. 33 prospect in Arizona by 247Sports…senior captain…following his sophomore season, named first-team 4A West Valley Conference, and was also named second-team all-district…selected 4A second-team all-state, 4A West Valley Conference First Team and all-district first team as a junior…following his final prep campaign, named a Blue-Grey All-American and to the AZFCA Big 25 Team…offensively, was named 4A first-team all-state, 4A West Valley Conference First Team and all-district…defensively, named second-team 4A West Valley Conference.

MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE CAREER

Four-star prospect according to ESPN and 247Sports…three-star rating from Rivals…top-rated JUCO tight end and No. 11 overall by 247Sports…top-ranked tight end and No. 19 overall by ESPN…ranked No. 30 nationally by Rivals…made 13 catches for 80 yards and one score in six games as a sophomore.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Played wide receiver at Snow Canyon High School in St. George, Utah…member of Rugby Utah Men’s Olympic Development Academy seven-a-side team.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports…named to the All-CIF Southern Section Division 8 Team as a junior, following a season in which he made 56 tackles – including 10.0 for-loss – with 5.0 sacks and helped Antelope Valley to the Division 8 title game…as a senior team captain in 2018, recorded 24 tackles, including 5.0 for-loss…also had a sack, forced two fumbles and recovered two more, one of which he returned for a touchdown.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Four-star recruit according to ESPN and 247Sports…three-star recruit per Rivals…rated No. 17 nationally at his position by 247Sports, and No. 24 by ESPN…rated No. 38 in the state of California by ESPN, and No. 40 by 247Sports…saw action as a sophomore, rushing for 453 yards and five TDs on 43 carries…junior year picked up 1,152 yards and 14 TDs on 167 carries en route to All-CIF Southern Section (Division 1) and first-team All-Trinity League honors…caught 20 passes for 287 yards and six TDs…rushed 136 times for 1,172 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior…also caught 13 passes for 238 yards and seven scores.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Four-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports…rated as the No. 19 outside linebacker nationally by ESPN and No. 20 by 247Sports…named 2019 ESPN300 and Rivals250…ranked No. 46 in California by 247Sports…two-year captain…as a sophomore, recorded 47 tackles, including four sacks, and had five pass break-ups…as a junior, recorded 26 tackles – including a sack – and had two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…picked up his first of two-straight All-Imperial Valley League honors…final prep campaign, recorded 68 tackles, including 10.0 for-loss and 6.0 sacks…played offense as a junior and senior, passing for 411 yards and four touchdowns as a junior…also rushed for 537 yards for three TDs, and caught three passes for 60 yards and two scores…as a senior, passed for 309 yards and two scores, and rushed for 558 yards and six TDs.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit according to ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals…team captain as both a junior and senior…named to All-District 18-5A Second Team as a junior…picked off three passes and broke up 13 more, coupled with 27 tackles, as a junior in 2017…as a senior, named first-team All-District 12-6A…also part of the track and field team, competing in long jump and triple jump.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit according to ESPN and 247Sports…saw action as a sophomore, recording 17 tackles, including 2.0 for-loss, and an interception…named to All-CIF San Diego Section Second Team and to All-Western League First Team as a junior in 2017…made 33 tackles and intercepted three passes that season…also played wide receiver at Point Loma, making eight catches for 217 yards and two scores as a junior…senior year, named first-team All-CIF San Diego Section, helping to lead Point Loma to the CIF San Diego Section Division II quarterfinals…defensively, recorded 40 tackles and an interception and had five forced fumbles…offensively, had more than 1,000 all-purpose yards and scored 11 touchdowns…honor roll member also lettered three times each in basketball and track and field.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit according to ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals…rated as the No. 9 prospect in Arizona per 247Sports, and No. 10 per ESPN…rated top 100 at his position nationally by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals… as a junior, caught 14 passes for 358 yards and eight TDs en route to first-team 3A All-Region and honorable mention 3A all-conference honors…senior season caught 25 passes for 447 yards and four touchdowns.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit according to ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals…was named first-team all-district as a returner following his sophomore season…playing in only seven games as a junior, caught 35 passes for 554 yards and six TDs en route to unanimous first-team All-District 23-6A honors…was also named team’s co-offensive most valuable player…senior season caught 39 passes for 570 yards and six touchdowns, earning first-team All-District 23-6A honors…was team’s offensive MVP…named a finalist for both the Houston TD Club Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Houston TD Club Athletic Award…Blue-Grey Football All-American…also a standout in track and field, ran on the nation’s second-ranked 4x4 relay team during his junior season.