Chanceller James In The Stands At SDSU

Bronco Commit, Steele Canyon HS ATH Chanceller James (Spring Valley, CA), made the short drive over to Qualcomm Stadium on last Saturday afternoon as he watched the Broncos battle the Aztecs of San Diego State. The Broncos jumped out to an early 21-0 lead & never looked back as they improved to 9-1 on the season. He spoke to BroncoCountry about his thoughts on the game, and his senior season..

Steele Canyon HS ATH Chanceller James (Spring Valley, CA) verbally committed to Boise State back in August and made the short drive over to Qualcomm Stadium on Saturday afternoon as he watched the Broncos battle the Aztecs of San Diego State. The Broncos jumped out to an early 21-0 lead and never looked back as they improved to 9-1 on the season. So, what are his thoughts on the win?

"It was a great win," he said. "I thought they played really well," he added.

"I really like how the defense flies around," he stated. "On offense, they are just awesome. I think Kellen Moore is the most underrated player in college football. San Diego State turned the ball over a bunch, but Boise State's special teams played really well. I noticed how they were just flying down the field and SDSU had no gaps to break through. Overall, I think they just clicked as a team."

"I was pretty impressed with the DBs," said James. "You don't expect a bunch of freshmen to perform well against senior WRs but they did."

James (6'2, 190) also took notice of the "little things" as he watched (DBs Coach) Marcel Yates interact with the young DBs on the sideline.

"One thing I noticed was how one of the freshmen walked over to Coach Yates after getting burnt and talked to him," he said. "You could tell that Coach Yates was really calm and collect. You also saw George Iloka talking to them on the sideline. You could tell that he was the captain of the defense. It looked like a big family. I just didn't see that with SDSU."

"I spoke to Coach Yates before the game on Friday," said James. "He came up to my school, but couldn't talk to me. He called me after he left, said he just wanted to stop by and see my coach. Just that stuff."

The future Bronco will have every opportunity to compete for playing time as a freshman.

"They already told me I'll have a chance to play if I'm ready to go," he said. "It's up to me to go in there and be ready to go."

"On Friday, Coach Yates told me to pay close attention to the DBs and see how they progress," he said. "He told me to watch guys like Lee Hightower and see how they get better from game to game."

"I'm 100% committed."

On the injury front, James suffered a concussion about three weeks ago during a game. He says he's fine now, but doesn't want to risk further injury.

"Yeah, I just fell on my head wrong," said James. "The doctor said I'm fine now, but I'm not going to take that risk. I'm just going to run with the team and coach the guys up on the sideline. I'm still the captain of the team, so that's my responsibility."

"Every time we step on the field the other team looks to see if #24 is out there," he said with a laugh. "Our record is 8-3 right now. It's pretty noticeable that I'm not out there since I'm a big guy, but my backups have come in strong and are working hard."

Boise State to the Big East? And San Diego State too?

"Man, that would be awesome if San Diego State joined the Big East with Boise State," he said. "Almost my entire family are SDSU fans and we kind of have a little 'rivalry' thing going. It would be great to play in front of them and get that AQ thing. Playing great teams would be awesome."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Chanceller James.




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