Contributing to the Cause

The recruiting class of 2005 is already off to a great start with six of its members being a big factor last season. Those six will need help from their classmates if they are to be considered one of the best ever at Boise State.

Boise State's recruiting class of 2005 is another highly-regarded group.  It was a relatively small class with 14 recruits, but has already been extremely productive.

 

Jerard Rabb turned out to be one of the best junior college transfers the Broncos have gotten.  He came to Boise State as a first-team JC-Transfer player and promptly led the Broncos with 38 catches for 572 yards and five touchdowns that fall.  Last year, he caught 33 passes for 507 yards and three touchdowns, but none bigger than on the Hook and Lateral play in the Fiesta Bowl that tied the game with 18 seconds left. 

 

Jadon Daily was another JC in the class who gave the Broncos help at starting center when they needed it most.  After an injury to a teammate, Daily stepped in and started all 12 games last season. He was instrumental in the Broncos finishing the regular season second in the nation in scoring (39.42 ppg), sixth in the nation in rushing (222.83 ypg), and 11th in the nation in total offense (424.24 ypg), while leading the WAC in rushing and finishing second in scoring and third in total offense...    

 

Dennis Ellis was a four-star junior college transfer form College of the Canyons.  He performed better as he learned the system.  Ellis was a starter for most of last year and finished seventh in tackles with 41.  He also had 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.  He also played in 2005 and finished with 10 tackles, 3.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks.

 

Several freshmen in the class of '05 have already paid huge dividends for the Broncos as well.

 

Orlando Scandrick (5-11, 198)

 

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketScandrick has gained 28 pounds of muscle since coming to Boise State.

(2007) Named first-team preseason All-WAC by CollegeFootballNews.com...

(2006) Started all 13 games at cornerback for the Broncos...Finished the season fourth on the team in tackles with 52, while also finishing with 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and an interception.  Also returned a blocked extra-point attempt for a two-point conversion for the second straight season against Hawai'i...

(2005) Named second-team Freshman All-America by Scout.com and honorable mention Freshman All-America by the Sporting News...Started 12 of Boise State's 13 games as a true freshman...Named WAC Special Teams Player of the Week after returning a blocked field goal for a touchdown and a blocked extra point for a two-point conversion against Hawai'i...Finished the regular season seventh on the team in tackles with 50, including 41 solo tackles...Also had three tackles for loss, one sack, 11 pass breakups, one forced fumble and an interception that he returned 50 yards for a touchdown...Finished the regular season eighth in the WAC in passes defended with 0.92 per game.

 

 

Kyle Wilson (5-10, 190)

 

Wilson has been a stalwart in Boise State's conditioning program—he's gained 40 pounds since signing with Boise State in early 2005. Wilson is reportedly Boise State's fastest player who very likely will see time as either a kick returner, punt returner, or both. If you want a sneak preview of what Wilson will do this fall, watch video of Kyle running down Nevada's Hubbard and stripping the ball all in one motion.

 

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket(2007) Named to the preseason All-WAC team by the Sporting News...

(2006) Named honorable mention Freshman All-America by the Sporting News...Started final five games for the Broncos at cornerback...Played in 10 games and finished 10th on the team with 41 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and an interception...Had a career-high 11 tackles in his first career start against Fresno State...Finished with 10 tackles in Boise State's 43-42 win over Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl..

(2005) Redshirted for the Broncos...

 

 

Jeremy Childs (6-0, 196)

 

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketChilds has gained 16 pounds since committing to the Broncos.  He is slated to not only start this fall but will be one of the playmakers for the Boise State offense. He is nearly impossible to cover, has great hands, and then the speed and moves after the catch. He's special.

(2006) Part of Boise State's wide receiver rotation...Finished sixth on the team with 14 catches for 152 yards and a touchdown...

(2005) Redshirted for the Broncos...Rated as the No. 1 incoming recruit in the WAC by Athlon Sports...

 

 

Richie Brockel (6-2, 249)

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket(2006) Part of Boise State's tight end committee...Played in all 12 games for the Broncos catching two passes for 20 yards

(2005) Redshirted for the Broncos

 

 

Nick Lomax (6-6, 224)

 

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketNick has gained nine pounds but probably needs more for his 6-6 frame. Still, Lomax made great strides with summer conditioning and has improved noticeably from last spring.

(2006) Backup quarterback for the Broncos.

(2005) Redshirted for the Broncos...Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year

 

 

Paul Lucariello (6-4, 273)

 

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketLucariello has gained 23 pounds since joining Boise State.  He suffered an injury that will keep him out of action for this season.

(2006) Backup offensive lineman for the Broncos...Moved to center midway through the season where he was second on the depth chart.

(2005) Redshirted for the Broncos.

 

 

Tristan Patin, Nathan Thomas, Aiona Key, Matt Schweitzer and Kyle Seevers are all gone from the team due to injury or other issues.  Still, at least three members of this class will start this fall and all are superstars (Scandrick, Childs and Wilson) and the three JC transfers were crucial to the Broncos' Fiesta Bowl win.  For this class to remembered as one of the best ever, other members of the group will have to start penetrating the starting lineup and excelling.


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