Although the 2005 recruiting class has only been at Boise State a little over a year, they've already begun to impress. Of course, the class included three junior college transfers and eleven freshmen. Here's the early read on the '05 class:
Orlando Scandrick played immediately as a true freshman and was brilliant. He was named second-team Freshman All-American by Scout.com after starting all 12 games last season for the Broncos. Scandrick was 7th on the team in tackles with 50, 41 of them solo. He had three tackles for loss, one sack, 11 pass breakups, a fumble recovery and an interception that he ran back 50 yards for a touchdown. Scandrick was eighth in the Western Athletic Conference in passes defended. And who can forget the Hawai'i game, when he scooped up both a blocked field goal try and a blocked extra point attempt and ran them both back?
Jerard Rabb, a junior college transfer, has shown amazing athletic ability as the Broncos' starting wide receiver. He's got great hands and can go up and get the ball with the best of them. He led Boise State last season with 38 catches for 572 yards (18.1 yards per catch average) and also had five touchdowns.
Jadon Dailey is another JC transfer that has impressed the Bronco coaches so that he will be starting at center. He played the second half of last year's Louisiana Tech game in which the Broncos ran the ball at will.
Dennis Ellis is a defensive lineman whom Scout.com rated as a four-star prospect. He originally signed with Texas A & M before going to junior college. Ellis played in the defensive end rotation last year, accounting for 10 tackles with 3.5 for loss and 1.5 quarterback sacks.
Jeremy Childs is a wide receiver whom the Broncos have high hopes for. He redshirted last season.
Aiona Key redshirted last season but saw action on the Bronco track and field team, where he showed he's already a premier high jumper.
Kyle Wilson is a cornerback that the Bronco coaches expect great things from. Wilson redshirted last year.
Nick Lomax redshirted, but was named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year. Lomax is one of five quarterbacks on the roster.
Paul Lucariello will be a backup offensive lineman this fall after redshirting last year.
Tristin Patin adds depth to the Bronco defensive backfield. He also redshirted last fall.
Richie Brockel will play tight end this fall after redshirting.