Broncos Add One More For 2009

El Camino College CB Jerrell Gavins (Miami, FL) recently became a late addition to the 2009 Boise State recruiting class. Gavins is all set to arrive in Boise and join the team as he hopes to earn a spot in the Bronco CB rotation heading into the 2009 season. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his commitment to Boise State and his future as a Bronco.

El Camino College CB Jerrell Gavins (Miami, FL) recently became a late addition to the 2009 Boise State recruiting class. The standout CB is now looking forward to his arrival in Boise. "I arrive on July 12th," he said. "I went up for a visit and I just liked everything that I saw," he added.

Defensive Backs Coach Marcel Yates first noticed Gavins while on a recruiting trip. "Coach Yates came out to recruit another CB and we were competing against each other," he said. "He gave me his card after practice and he offered me when I called him."

Jerrell (5'8, 175, 4.3) quickly set up a visit to Boise State and he came away impressed. "Coach Petersen picked me up when I got off the flight," Gavins said. "We went to a steakhouse and ate about forty pounds a day. We walked around the facilities. I met some of the players and they showed me around. They were just all down to earth and calm people."

Coach Marcel Yates made a solid connection with Gavins and that was a big factor in his decision. "Coach Yates is cool," he said. "I'm thankful for him giving me the opportunity. He liked me and told me I have the ability to come in and compete for a position. He made me laugh too," he added.

El Camino College offers one of the top JUCO football programs in the country. The Warriors continued that tradition of success in 2008. "We went 11-2," he said. "I came to El Camino and they were deep at CB. They moved me to nickelback and I returned kicks and punts. I became a starter around the third game because some guys were ineligible and injured." Gavins finished the 2008 season with 40 tackles and 1 fumble recovery.

Jerrell has been working hard all off-season as he prepares for his future as a Bronco. "I hit the weight room 4-5 times a week," Gavins said. "I hit the sand dunes on Monday and Tuesday. I run stairs once a week and also back peddle the hill a couple times. I like to take a WR out there and work on my one on one."

The newest addition to the Bronco football team played his HS football at South Miami. "I played RB in HS and was moved to CB," he said. "We were 7-3 my senior year. I played both ways. I ended the season with 400 rushing yards, 300 receiving yards, and over 1,000 all-purpose yards. I had 2 INTs and 50 tackles at CB," Gavins added.

What can Boise State fans expect from Jerrell Gavins? "I go 100% every time," he said. "I don't like to get beat. I'm an athlete and I'm going to go get the ball. I'm going to stick a lot of people. That's why I squat and power clean. I'm going to knock them out."

The CB position should be an interesting one to watch in fall camp. "I'm going to go out there and compete," he said. "I'm coming out there and hitting hard that first day in pads."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Jerrell Gavins as he prepares for his arrival in Boise later this summer.

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