Boise State commit Aisa Kelemete was aching for a chance to get back on the field.
Kelemete, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end from Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho, dislocated his left shoulder and tore the labrum during fall camp. He was forced to sit on the sideline and watch as his team fell three consecutive times to start the season.
The Rams saw their fortunes change last weekend as they took down city foe Century, which also happened to be the same night Kelemete returned to action.
“It felt really good to be back and playing with my team,” he said. “I’m as good as can be after the injury.”
Kelemete will still need surgery when the season finishes, but will play for Highland as the team looks to continue righting the ship as it enters the meat of the schedule, including some crucial district contests.
“The games that matter are coming up,” he said. “Our defense is looking solid and our offense is coming together. I think we will finish the season strong.”
Living a relatively short distance from Boise, Kelemete has made it a point to visit his future city and school on a regular basis. He was in attendance when the Broncos defeated Washington State, and plans on taking his official visit on October 1 for the Utah State game.
Kelemete holds offers from the aforementioned Washington State, Weber State, Idaho State and Idaho. He has received interest from Arizona and Utah, but remains steadfast in his pledge to Boise State.
“Wazzu was the last offer I received, and I haven’t heard much from other schools since I committed to Boise,” Kelemete said.
Highland takes on bitter rival Pocatello in the Black and Blue Bowl this weekend.