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Broncos Sign 19 During Day One of Early Signing Period

BOISE, Idaho – Boise State football head coach Bryan Harsin and his staff signed 19 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on the first day of the inaugural Early Signing Period, Wednesday.

The balanced class includes 10 offensive and nine defensive student-athletes. Included on the offensive side are five wide receivers, two offensive linemen, two running backs and a tight end. Defensively, Boise State signed three linebackers, two each at cornerback and nose tackle, a defensive end and a STUD.

The Broncos signed two individuals from the Gem State in nose tackle Keeghan Freeborn (Rocky Mountain HS; Meridian, Idaho) and tight end Cole Ramseyer (Coeur d’Alene HS; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho). The remainder of the class hails from California (11), Texas (three), Hawaii (one) and Maryland (one).

BILLY BOWENS

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit according to 247sports and Scout (two-star Rivals)…as a senior in 2017, played in 10 games making 41 recep#ons for 896 total yards and 10 touchdowns…was also explosive as a kick returner, collec#ng 311 yards on kick returns through 10 games, 'nishing with 1,255 all-purpose yards and had one touchdown on a punt return, another on a kick return…as a junior in 2016 tallied an impressive 18 touchdowns in 12 games on 56 total recep#ons for 1,123 total yards (93.6 per game) and tallied 128 kick return yards for a total of 1,256 all-purpose yards….was named to the 2016 All-CIF Southern Sec#on Div. 2 Oensive Team…Was named to the All-Citrus Belt League Oensive Team in 2016.

STEFAN COBBS

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit per both 247sports and Rivals…unanimously selected as the Texas 3-6A All-District Most Valuable Player following a senior season in which he hauled in 67 passes for 1,332 yards and 24 touchdowns…also returned nine kickos for a 22.1-yard average, and seven punts for a 7.6-yard average…played in only one game as a junior due to a knee injury, catching 've passes for 119 yards and a touchdown in that game…caught 32 passes for 408 yards and three scores as a sophomore

GARRETT CURRAN

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit according to 247sports and ESPN (2-star by Rivals)…earned First Team All-San Diego Sec#on honors in 2017…earned All-CIF San Diego Second Team honors as a junior in 2016…helped lead team to the CIF San Diego Sec#on Div. 2 Quarter'nals in 2016 and the CIF San Diego Sec#on Div. 2 Semi'nals in 2017…also played baseball and wrestled

KUKEA EMMSLEY

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit per ESPN, 247sports and Rivals…team captain was rated as the No. 3 prospect in Hawaii by Rivals, No. 5 by ESPN and No. 7 by 247sports…selected to play in the Polynesian Bowl following his senior season…was an honorable men#on All-OIA Division I Red Conference selec#on following both his junior and senior seasons…was also honorable men#on all-state following his 'nal prep campaign.

KEEGHAN FREEBORN

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Two-star recruit per 247sports and Rivals…No. 4 prospect in the state of Idaho per 247sports…named 'rst-team 5A All-Idaho on the oensive line following both his junior and senior years…was also named 5A All-Southern Idaho Conference along the oensive line following his senior year, to the All-SIC SecondTeam as a junior and was honorable men#on as a sophomore

KEKANIOKOA GONZALEZ

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Two-star recruit according to 247sports and Rivals…Was the No. 2-ranked center in the state of Californiaaccording to Scout.com…Member of the No. 1-ranked na#onally Mater Dei Monarchs, completed a perfect season in 2017 and won the CIF State #tle…Also helped team win their 'rst CIF Southern Sec#on #tle since 1999 in 2017…Was named to the All-Trinity League First Team Oense in 2017…Set to compete in the 2018 Polynesian Bowl.

BRANDON HAWKINS

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit per ESPN, 247sports and Rivals…also rated as one of the top 50 at his posi#on in the country per ESPN…two-#me team captain…unanimous selec#on to the Texas All-District 19-5A First Team at outside linebacker following a senior season in which he registered 125 tackles, including 16.0 for-loss and 4.0 sacks…included were a pair of safe#es…also blocked two 'eld goal and a punt, forced two fumbles and had four pass break-ups…named 'rst-team Texas All-District 19-5A as a junior, also at outside linebacker, recording 132 tackles, including 13.0 TFLs…also had six pass break-ups and two forced fumbles…started at cornerback during his sophomore season, recording 48 tackles, two intercep#ons and 12 PBUs…also forced three fumbles and recovered another…three-#me academic all-district selec#on was also honorable men#on academic all-state as a senior.

JOHN HIGHTOWER

HINDS CC CAREER

SOPHOMORE (2017) Caught 13 passes for 236 yards and four touchdowns on the season…had a catch in seven of his nine games played, including four with multple receptons.FRESHMAN (2016) Caught 18 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns in his collegiate debut…had a reception in eight of his nine games played, including six games with multiple catches…career-high four receptions in two games

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Played both oense and defense for Riverdale Bap#st High School.

SCALE IGIEHON

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit per ESPN, 247sports and Rivals…rated No. 56 at his posi#on na#onally by Rivals…was named 'rst-team Texas All-District 14-6A following his junior season…was second-team all-district as both a sophomore and senior…as a junior, had 55 tackles, including 18 TFLs…sophomore year racked up 49 tackles, including 11 TFLs and 2.0 sacks…as a freshman, had 35 tackles, including 4.5 TFLs and 2.0 sacks, and an intercep#on

TYRIC LEBEAUF

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit per Rivals and 247sports…as a senior in 2017, collected 47 tackles (32 solo) through 11 games, with four interceptions one tackle-for-loss…also returned 14 punts over 11 games…in 2016 as a junior he tallied 13 tackles over nine games with two intercepions, one a pick six…was named the seventh-best cornerback in the west in Scout.com’s post summer rankings.

PHILLIP MILLS

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Rated a three-star recruit by 247sports and Rivals….a team captain, three-year starter and three-#me all-league honoree, he collected a career-high 91 tackles (55 solo) with 14.0 tackles-for-loss and 10 sacks, one intercepton and three fumble recoveries through 12 games as a senior in 2017…as a junior in 2016 collected 62 tackles, an intercepton and a blocked punt…as a sophomore in 2015, he collected 68 tackles (39 solo) and two tackles-for-loss through 11 games…led team to the CIF SS Div. 5 semifinals in 2017…will compete in the Makasi Bowl All-Star Game on Dec. 30.

CHRIS MITCHELL

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit by Rivals and 247sports…the 75th best safety in the na#on according to 247sports, 93rd-best recruit in the state of California according to 247sports… finished his senior season in 2017 with 50 tackles (35 solo), along with one tackle-for-loss, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries…also rushed for 284 yards on 47 carries for 've touchdowns as a senior…as a junior in 2016 made 24 tackles over six games, also working on special teams…was named the MaxPreps Semper Fidelis Player of the Game on Sept. 16, 2016 in a victory over Long Beach Poly HS…was also named the MaxPreps Semper Fidelis Special Teams Player of the Game on Nov. 11, 2016 vs. Servite

COLE RAMSEYER

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit per 247sports and Rivals…rated the No. 3 prospect in the state of Idaho by 247sports…named first-team 5A All-Idaho and first-team 5A All-Inland Empire following a senior

campaign in which he hauled in 43 passes for 602 yards and five touchdowns…defensively, recorded 49 tackles, including 2.0 sacks, and recovered three fumbles…helped lead Coeur d’Alene to the 5A State Championship Game…was also named first-team 5A All-Inland Empire as a junior after catching 45 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns…as a sophomore, caught 18 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns.

DJ SCHRAMM

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit by 247sports and Rivals…named the 10th-best linebacker in the state of California and the 75th best inside linebacker in the nation according to 247sports…as a senior in 2017 collected one interception, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and two sacks with one touchdown…as a junior in 2016 was named Tri-River Conference Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-League honoree after collecting 95 total tackles, five sacks (MaxPreps says he just had one sack), five forced fumbles and one interception…as a sophomore in 2015 earned Second Team All-League honors after collecting one interception and three fumble recoveries…three-time scholar athlete in football…also earned three letters in baseball.

KHALIL SHAKIR

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

A four-star recruit as ranked by 247sports…three-star recruit as ranked by Rivals…ranked the 18th-best athlete in nation, 46th-best recruit in California by 247sports…in 2017 he finished the season with 102 carries for 906 yards (8.9 per carry), and seven touchdowns, along with 17 receptions for 243 yards (15.5 yards per carry) and two touchdown receptions…was named to the 2016 All-CIF Southern Section Div. 1 Offensive Team at the utility position…named to the 2017 HSGameTime Preseason All-Area Team…Set to compete in the Polynesian Bowl in January 2018.

DANNY SMITH

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit according to 247sports…in 2017 at Oxnard HS he was named to the Ventura County Coaches Association All-County Large-School Offensive First Team after rushing for 1,610 yards on 176 carries in nine games with 20 touchdowns, averaging 178.9 yards per game and 9.1 yards per carry…also caught nine passes for 180 yards and one touchdown…named Oxnard HS Offensive Player of the Year…started his high school career at Morrilton High School in Morrilton, Ark., before transferring to Oxnard HS in Feb. 2017…as a junior at Morrilton HS in 2016, he rushed for 914 yards on 177 carries through 10 games, averaging 5.2 yards per carry with 10 touchdowns…also caught 10 passes for 67 yards with one touchdown…twice named MaxPreps Semper Fidelis Player of the Game.

CAMERON THOMAS

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit per ESPN, 247sports and Rivals…rated the No. 78 recruit in Texas and one of the No. 96 wide receiver in the country by ESPN…as a senior, caught 80 passes for 1,346 yards and 19 touchdowns en route to Texas All-District 13-6A First Team honors…also returned seven kickoffs for a 28.7-yard average, including one for a touchdown…transferred to Westwood High School from Southern Lab High School in Baton Rouge, La.

ANDREW VANBUREN

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star running back recruit according to ESPN, 247sports, Rivals…ranked the 38th-best running back in the class nationally, 77th-best recruit in California…rushed for 1,259 yards on 224 carries in 11 games for 21 touchdowns as a senior in 2017, as he was named the Mission League Offensive MVP, leading the Eagles to the Mission League title…as a junior he rushed for 542 yards on 90 carries with 11 touchdowns in 12 games and was named to the All-Mission League First Team…in 2015 as a sophomore he rushed for 404 yards on 71 carries in 11 games for five touchdowns…for his career, Van Buren rushed for 2,205 yards on 385 carries in 34 games, averaging 5.7 yards per carry and 37 touchdowns.

DEMITRI WASHINGTON

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-star recruit according to 247sports.com, Rivals.com…also a standout on the offensive side of the ball, is the 40th-best dual player nationally…played five games in his senior season before injury, collected 45 tackles (29 solo), 7.0 tackles-for-loss, 10 QB hurries and five sacks…also rushed for 243 yards on 32 carries for four TDs…2016 San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team.