Bronco fans were excited to learn of the talent contained in the recruiting class of 2006. They came from Springdale, Maryland, Saint Paul, Minnesota, and of course a favorite Boise State recruiting area, California. In the last of our series in which we evaluate the recruiting classes of recent years, we profile the recruits from '06."
Derrell Acrey—LB (6-2, 235)
(2007) Named the Preseason WAC Defensive Newcomer of the Year by the Sporting News. Acrey is competing with Kyle Gingg for the starting middle linebacker spot. He is an athletic, hard-nosed player with a great motor and sense for the football.
(2006) Named defensive scout player of the year while redshirting.
Acrey was named All-CIF as a senior as well as earned first-team all-area, first-team all-county and first-team All-Citrus Belt League honors after finishing with 139 tackles, one sack, three fumble recoveries and two blocked field goals. As a junior, Acrey was named first-team All-Citrus Belt League after making 109 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions with three fumble recoveries and scored two touchdowns. As a sophomore named first-team All-Citrus Belt League after totaling 56 tackles, a sack and an interception.
Jason Robinson—S (6-0, 193) 4.67
Robinson is competing with senior Austin Smith for a spot in the starting lineup at strong safety. He is another incredible athlete that can punish opposing receivers. Jason was one of the leading tackles in the Spring Game with five. He also had two pass breakups.
Robinson redshirted last year for
Jason was named All-Western League four times, while also earning first-team all-city honors twice. He was selected the 2005 Western League Player of the Year and 3A Los Angeles City Player of the Year after passing for 1,567 yards and 11 touchdowns while also gaining 997 rushing yards with 21 touchdowns. On defense he finished his senior season with 108 tackles, four interceptions and three sacks. During four-year varsity career passed for over 5,000 yards, rushed for 3,258 yards and 51 touchdowns and made 10 interceptions on defense.
Nate Potter—OL (6-6, 273)
Nate is listed as the backup at left tackle to Ryan Clady.
Nate greyshirted last year. He has gained 23 pounds.
Potter was a three-year starter at Timberline High 0School in
Jeron Johnson—S (5-11, 186)
Johnson is listed as the backup to Marty Tadman at free safety, although he could play strong safety as well.
He redshirted last year.
Jeron was named the San Gabriel Valley League defensive MVP as both a junior and senior. Selected as the Division 3 Southern He earned Section defensive MVP as a senior, as well as being named to the Press Telegram Dream Team and earning first-team All-CIF honors. He finished his senior season with 148 tackles, five sacks, two interceptions, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one defensive touchdown and a punt return for a touchdown. As a junior, he finished with 118 tackles, three sacks, four forced fumbles, an interception for a touchdown and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Jarvis Hodge--RB (5-9, 195)
Hodge redshirted last year.
Jarvis comes to
Sione Tavake--DE (6-1, 300, Sr.)
(2006) Tavake was a
backup defensive tackle for the
Broncos after coming to
Kevin Sapien--OL (6-4, 267)
He was a
four-year letterman at
Matt Slater--OL (6-5, 269)
A 2006 graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul Minnesota...Earned all-conference, all-metro and all-state honors
Cedric Febis—CB (6-3, 194)
Febis redshirted last year.
Cedric was named second-team all-state and first-team All-Southern Idaho Conference after helping Bishop Kelly to a 12-0 record and a state championship. He finished with 51 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups.
Tommy Gallarda--TE (6-6, 236) 4.75
Named All-Century League on both offense and defense twice, as well as being selected as the Century League defensive league MVP. Earned second-team all-county honors on defense and was an All-Southern Section CIF Offense Division VI pick. He was an eight-time player of the week selection. As a senior, caught 48 passes for 810 yards and 11 touchdowns, while finishing with 50 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two pass deflections and an interception he returned for a touchdown. As a junior, he caught 23 passes for 441 yards and four touchdowns.
As a senior, he was named to the Prince George All-Star football team, while also being named first-team all-county, first-team all-league and honorable mention all-state. Finished the season with 90 tackles (72 unassisted, 18 assisted), 16 sacks, seven tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, a forced safety and a pass breakup.
Keith McGowan—CB (5-10, 178)
Finished with 54 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery on defense. On offense had 15 carries for 125 yards and eight catches for 201 yards and four touchdowns. On special teams returned 11 kickoffs for 335 yards. Named football MVP in 2004
Mike Coughlin—QB (6-5, 216) 4.70
Coughlin was named offensive scout player of the year while
redshirting. He has gained an inch and
16 pounds since joining
In high school, Coughlin was named third-team all-California by CalHiSports.com. He was also selected Union-Tribune All-CIF, All-Eastern League Offensive Player of the Year and all-league. He completed 119-of-195 passes for 25 interceptions and just three interceptions last year. Coughlin completed 147-of-242 passes for 1,767 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior. Coughlin was 115-of-260 passing for 1,767 yards and 14 touchdowns in his sophomore year.
Kyle Efaw—WR (6-4, 190) 4.60
Efaw was named an all-region selection by Prep Star magazine. Kyle was ranked number 25 on the 2006 Northwest Hot 100 list. During his three-year career, caught 89 passes for 1,2010 yards and 14 touchdowns, rushed for 149 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries, had 149 tackles and 10 interceptions and punted 31 times with an average of 35.0 yards per punt. Efaw was named first-team all-state and first-team All-Southern Idaho Conference as a tight end, defensive back and punter as a senior after pulling down 53 receptions for 675 yards and 10 touchdowns. Also rushed for 149 yards on 19 carries, had 51 tackles and two interceptions and punted 31 times averaging 35.0 yards per punt. As a junior, he was named first-team all-state and first-team All-SIC as a defensive back.
Kapono Rawlins-Crivello—DE (6-1, 240)
Rawlins-Crivello was #16 on the Scout 2006 Northwest Hot 100. He was named second-team All-League and third-team All-State by the Honolulu Advertiser. He had 86 tackles, 18 for loss, nine sacks, 28 hurries and one forced fumble as a senior.
Ben Chandler—LB (6-3, 220) 4.68
David Lowery—K (6-0, 185)
Lowery elected to go on a church mission.
Xavier Lucas is the only player from last year's class that has left the program.