Former Treasure Valley Star Returns Home

Jake Knight played one season of Tight End in High School, but it was enough to earn a Pac12 offer (Oregon State), Knight took that offer, but ultimately went to Auburn on scholarship to throw the Shotput for the SEC school. Knight was good enough to finish 13th in the Indoor SEC Championship as a Freshman, but the draw of the gridiron & the Treasure Valley is bringing him back home to the Blue..

BroncoCountry has learned that former Rocky Mountain High School (Meridian ID) standout TE Jake Knight, who signed with Oregon State out of High School.. but who chose instead to go to Auburn and run track (Shotput), has decided to return to Boise to pursue his first love of Football by joining the Broncos. Jake will have to sit out the 2015-16 season per NCAA transfer rules, but when he becomes eligible in 2016, he will have a full 3 years to play 3 seasons for the Broncos.

Knight played only one season at TE for the Grizzlies, playing Linebacker most his time at Rocky Mountain, but his one season produced memorable results, finishing the regular season with 27 receptions for 526 yards and eight touchdowns, good enough for nearly 20 yards-per-catch.

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With just that one year, Knight earned his offer from Oregon State, as well as Idaho and Weber State, and was drawing heavy interest from Boise State and Oregon, among others.

Now, after finishing 13th at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championship as just a Freshman, Jake has decided to return home and, after speaking with the Bronco Coaches yesterday (June 16th), has given his commitment to enroll at Boise State in the fall of 2015 as a Bronco. He is projected as a Tight End for the Broncos.

We'll have more on the newest Bronco as it becomes available.




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