Introducing.. the 2004 Bronco Recruiting Class

<br><br><b>The Faxes are in.. and here's the list.</b><br><br>

Recruiting
Class of 2004
PosNat'l
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Hometown
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DENRNick Schlekeway
(Eagle HS) 
Eagle, ID
6-4/230/4.77 
NOTES: I'm going to Boise State.  They offered me a scholarship and that's where I'm going to go. I've lived here my whole life and grew up a Bronco.  "I think people like me because I'm aggressive and because of my ability to get to the ball. I don't quit and I can go sideline to sideline."  "I'm set on being a Bronco."

K15Jamison Davis
(Eagle HS) 
Eagle, ID
5'11/185       
NOTES: "Being close to home, I've always followed them (Broncos) and I've gotten to know the coaches really well. They've been very good to me. It's the best place to go for me."  Davis was 28-30 in PAT's this year for Eagle, with a long field goal of 47 yards.

OLNRAndrew Woodruff
(Canadian Junior League) 
Victoria, BC
6-3/297/5.1  
NOTES: There wasn't a more impressive offensive lineman at the NorCal Nike Camp than Victoria's (BC) Andrew Woodruff. In fact, Woodruff, 6-3, 300 pounds, had the top performance of the day.  "I want to find a school that has a good balance of football and academics," said Woodruff. "I will also watch the players to see if they have completely bought into the coaching staff's philosophies and that 100% effort is being given by everyone." (Already on Campus)

RBNRDavid Shields
(Lafayette Sr. HS) 
Ballwin, MO
6-2/205/4.65 
NOTES: "Running backs that stood out at the Oregon Nike camp included David Shields from Wildwood ( Missouri) Lafayette...", Post-Dispatch Super 30 football recruits in St. Louis area, (#24 overall)

RBNRIan Johnson
(Damien HS)
La Verne, CA
5-11/185/4.50 
NOTES: "West Coast #11 Pre-season RB, Johnson was all-CIF last year on offense and was named Sierra League Offensive Player of the Year as a senior. He was also named to their first team as a running back, scoring 27 touchdowns and rushing for 1751 yards. On defense, he switched off between DB and linebacker, racking up 70 tackles and two picks, both of which went for touchdowns.  On Boise State:  My Mom came with me and she loved it. I loved it, the coaches were great, everything was great. I liked it a lot."

DENRSean Bingham
(Reno HS)
Reno, NV
6-4/240/5.01 
NOTES: Bingham is a first team all-region and all-league selection as a defensive end, racking up 15 sacks this past season. "I'm quick off the ball, have good hands and good footwork," he said. "Teams really struggled to run the ball up the middle against us." He also made the all-area 'Iron Man' team, selected by LSP, a Reno-based film service.

LB105Kyle Gingg
(Phoenix Christian Jr Sr HS) 
Phoenix, AZ
5-10.5/200/4.50  
NOTES: At the Nike Camp, Gingg clocked a 4.51 in the 40, did 30 reps on the bench and jumped 31 inches in the vertical. He's also very solid academically carrying a 3.75 GPA and scored an 1180 on the SAT.  "We had tickets and we were all set to go to Pennsylvania, but Kyle woke up one morning and said, 'I'm a Bronco'.  "We're glad it's over.  Boise is a really good fit for him.  He liked the coaches and the players and it felt like home to him."

CB/SJCMarcosus LeBlanc
(Compton) 
Compton, CA
6-1/185/4.50 
NOTES: LeBlanc committed over interest from Arizona State, Washington, Kansas State, Iowa State and Nevada, among others. He'll have 3 years to play 2 starting this fall.  "When I visited Boise it just felt right to me, I'm a Bronco now. I like their style and the coaching staff is great.  "Plus, Boise wins and I like to win. I can see the fire in their eyes."  "I love to hit and am a physical player, I'm kind of an 'in your face' guy. Expect to see a smart physical, confident guy out there making plays." (Already on Campus)

WRJCJosh Smith
(Compton) 
Compton, CA
6-1/180/4.42  
NOTES: "That's where I'm going to go," he said, speaking of Boise. "I like the coaches there and the whole program. And it's a small town environment, and I'm from a small town (Lakeland, Florida).  Josh had roughly 40 catches for 700 yards and 9 TD's for Compton this past season, finishing with first-team all-conference honors.  Smith chose the Broncos over offers from Colorado and San Diego State. He'll get to Boise in the summertime and join the Broncos shortly thereafter with three years to play two.

DE/DTJCTim Volk
(Moorpark) 
Moorpark, CA
6-3/275/ 
NOTES: I wasn't expecting to see what I did. The team unity was there. It was very tight-knit. That's something I haven't really been a part of the past couple of years.  "The coaches told me that they like me at defensive end," Tim said. "But they also said that they like my 'position versatility', so I can play inside or out."  "The way I want it to work, the minute I get done, (with AA), I'm headed to Boise,"

LBNRCasey Herron
(Limon Jr-Sr HS) 
Limon, CO
6-2/225/    
NOTES: "The trip was awesome," he said of his visit to Boise State University. "Everything they had to offer was great. I took their scholarship offer and that's where I'll be going next year."  Herron didn't expect to leave the state. "I really wasn't looking that way," said Casey. "Boise State was the only out of state school that I was interested in.  "Colorado was recruiting me as a fullback and wanted me to visit, but I visited Boise this weekend and loved it. I love their winning tradition and I love that stadium!.  I never quit," Herron said when asked to describe his game. "If you beat me, it's only going to happen once. No one is going to beat me as far as second effort. I'm always trying to do whatever it takes to elevate my game."

SNREllis Powers
(Lynwood HS) 
Lynwood, CA
6-0/200/ 
NOTES: Powers was an all-around threat for Lynwood, running for over 500 yards and 600 yards catching the ball. He had roughly 70 tackles on defense.  "I went there, (Boise State), and saw the team chemistry and how good the coaches were and I committed to them."  "They told me that they have four different safety spots and that they want me to know all of them," he said. "They also want me to try a little bit of receiver too."

LBNRDallas Dobbs
(Chaparral HS)
Las Vegas, NV
6-2/200/4.60 
NOTES: A two-time all-conference selection at defensive back for Chaparral High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.  "They offered me a scholarship and I committed to them. I was impressed with the coaching staff more than anything. They really want good players, and of course the blue turf is cool too."  "I like to hit," he said, matter-of-factly. "I've always been a hard hitter. I'm an athlete. I played basketball for years. I'm an athlete that hits and make plays."  (Already on Campus)

DENRPhillip Edwards
(Cypress HS) 
Cypress, CA
6-5/275/4.9 
NOTES: Had 49 tackles and 3.5 sacks as a senior ... also had 7 catches for 101 yards as a tight end.  "I really didn't think I would end up in Idaho for college, but the more I thought about it Boise State has a great system, they are doing great and it's a great school.  "They just offered me, so why wouldn't I take it?"  Empire League 2nd team as a Jr.  Project with HUGE upside.

TENRChris O'Neill
(Miramonte HS) 
Orinda, CA
6-3/210/4.59 
NOTES: Caught 68 passes for 978 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior, leading to second-team all-league and all-metro honors. He was also named to the Contra Costa Times' All-Times second team. He was also named to his league's first-team as a utility player.  "Hands and speed," O'Neill told TheInsiders.com when asked about his strengths as a player. He squats 345 pounds, cleans 250.  

OLNRRyan Clady
(Eisenhower Senior HS) 
Rialto, CA
6'6/300/ 
NOTES: A two-time all-area selection as well as 2003 All San Bernardino County as a DT.  Will move to OT for the Broncos.

CBNRRashaad Richards
(Monroe (James) HS) 
Sepulveda, CA
6-0/175/4.84 
NOTES: Richards, an all-purpose athlete, will start out at cornerback for the Broncos. This year he had over 120 tackles for Monroe on defense and also played some quarterback for the Vikings.

DT79Joe Bozikovich
(Wilson HS) 
Portland, OR
6-2/265/5.10 
NOTES: Preseason #10 ranked West Coast DT.  Tacoma News Tribune's 2002 'Nugget in Waiting', All-PIL and PIL defensive player of the year as a junior, PIL Defensive Player of the Year in 2003, as well as being both first-team offense and defense.  "I've made a verbal commitment to Boise State and I would not go back on a verbal commitment,"

TENRJulian Hawkins
(Polytechnic HS) 
Long Beach, CA
6-4/233/4.61 
NOTES: What was the main reason Julian decided the Broncos were the team for him? "Mainly it's because they win," he said with a chuckle. "They are the third-winningest team the last two years behind Miami and Oklahoma. They also use the tight end a lot in their offense, so I think I'll have a chance to come in and play."  So how are the BSU coaches planning on using Julian? "They see me as someone who can stretch the field vertically," said Julian. "They saw my games against Mission Viejo and Edison and saw how I was messin' with the safeties."

QBNRBush Hamdan
(Bishop Denis J O'Connell HS) 
Arlington, VA
6'1.5/185/4.75 
NOTES: The signal caller had an incredible two days of workouts and might have been the most impressive quarterback at the camp. He was the most consistent quarterback in a loaded group that included QB who's committed to Georgia, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Notre Dame, Cal, ASU, Colorado, Ohio State, and even a certain Georgia Tech commit.  The only reason Hamdan wasn't chosen for the actual EA SPORTS Elite 11 camp in Southern CA, (For the 11 best HS QB's in all the country), was because his junior film was just OK.

WRNRToshi Franklin
(Dos Pueblos Senior HS) 
Goleta, CA
6-1/170/4.50  
NOTES: "I'm a 'quick feet' guy. They said that I'm a playmaker on film and that they want me to bring that to Boise."  Toshi caught 53 passes for Dos Pueblos this season, for 956 yards and 9 scores. He earned all-league, all-county and all-CIF (Division IV) honors.

S44Marty Tadman
(Mission Viejo HS) 
Mission Viejo, CA
5-11/180/4.50  
NOTES: Boise State - "Everything about them is great. The coaching staff is great and I love the city. The program is moving in the right direction and I know Coach (Dan) Hawkins will be there for a while. The players seem to like each other and get along."  "I can cover anyone and I'm not afraid of anyone. I have great instincts, leadership and confidence. I need to bulk-up some."

OLNRJohn Gott
(Lethbridge Collegiate Institute) 
Lethbridge, AB
6-4/280/ 
NOTES: "Big Bad" John Gott, "Any Canadian University would fall over themself to have him.", said his coach at LCI, "He's very coachable." 

OLNRCameron Filkins
(Los Alamitos HS) 
Los Alamitos, CA
(Rumored to be a grayshirt)
6-4.5/300/5.19 
NOTES: Filkins plays both ways for Los Al, but prefers to do the hitting as opposed to being hit. "I enjoy defense," he said. "I've been told that my body is more built for offense, but I like defense."  Was recruited early by Arizona, UCLA, Washington, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Washington State.

CBNRBryon Barmer
(Helix HS)
La Mesa, CA
5-11/155/4.56  
NOTES:  "...None of those "stars" is shining any brighter than Barmer, who was being recruited by a couple dozen colleges including Washington State, Oregon State, UCLA, Colorado State, Iowa, Notre Dame, USC, Fresno State and San Diego State."  "There was something special about the atmosphere at Boise State that the other schools didn't have,"  As recently as last week, Barmer appeared head for Colorado State. However, after a visit to the frozen tundra of Boise State, the Helix sprinter decided neither snow nor ice could push him away from playing for the Broncos, ranked No. 15 in the nation with a 13-1 record a year ago.  San Diego State, Oregon State, Utah and UNLV also expressed genuine interest in Barmer, who also plans to run track at Boise State.  Barmer had the top time in the 20-yard shuttle in teh Nike So-Cal camp.. an amazing 3.87 seconds.

DENRMike Williams
(Natomas HS) 
Sacramento, CA
6-3/220/4.72 
NOTES: " One of the better pass rushing defensive ends we saw at the NorCal Nike Camp was Sacramento's (Calif.) Natomas Michael Williams.  Williams, a 6-3, 220-pound defensive end from Sacramento (Calif.) Natomas, originally signed with Boise State in March of 2003 over interest from Oregon, UNLV and Washington State. Was ranked the #12 DE in the West his Senior year in HS.  Was academically ineligible, but should be commended on sticking it out and making the grade.

OLNRMicah Kormylo
(Meridian HS)
Meridian, ID
6'4/270/ 
NOTES:  Micah Kormylo, (Meridian, Idaho) originally signed with the Broncos out of Meridian HS in 2001, but served a 2 year LDS mission before joining the team in January of 2004.  (Already on Campus)

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