Aisa Kelemete

Pocatello (Highland HS) Standout Defensive End Chooses Broncos

Highland High School (Pocatello, ID) defensive end Aisa Kelemete was on the verge of seeing his recruitment explode when Boise State became his first FBS offer in June. Washington State came soon after, but the 6-foot-4, 225-pound standout couldn't get The Blue out of his mind.

Aisa Kelemete is expected to have the kind of standout senior season that produces tons of interest, boxes of letters of inquiry, and buckets of offers, but that didn't stop him from pulling the trigger Saturday night and verbally committing to the Broncos.

"It just seems like the right place for me," Kelemete said. "I love how the coaches are always there for you. I love how they will do anything to help a player if they need it."
Over the years Kelemete's school has established itself as a Division-I factory that churns out extremely talented football players. Despite being in-state,
Boise State has not fared well in recruiting Highland athletes. But Kelemete, a class of 2017 athlete, looks to change that trend with his pledge.

"Boise is known for winning, and who doesn't love winning?" he said.

Kelemete has stated that the possibility of playing in the PAC-12 has always intrigued to him. But the lure of the Broncos was too much to pass up. 

"I mean, the PAC-12 is sweet, but the Boise family seems like it fits me," he said.

He says his commitment is solid.

"I'm just focusing on making myself better so I can come to Boise and do what I love," he said.

Kelemete will be in Boise for the Utah State Oct. 1 on an official visit. That's the only visit he has planned. has been covering Boise State sports since 2002. You can keep up to date on the latest Boise State news by following publisher Kevin Hiatt @Kevin_Hiatt, and lead reporter Chase Glorfield @ChaseGlorfield on twitter, by liking and following our Facebook page at BoiseStateBroncosOnScout, and by keeping your browser on the BroncoCountry website and message board. If you're a recruit who wants to create, or update a profile, or if you just have Boise State recruiting information to share, email Kevin and Chase at

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