The season concluded December 22, 2012 for the Boise State Broncos; however, for Coach Peterson and his staff, the season never really concludes, only shifts gears to a new phase of the job. That phase is recruiting. Really recruiting is a year round job, not just the offseason.
Currently the Broncos have 23 players committed to the program and the class currently ranks 40th in the country. Those players include two quarterbacks, two running backs, three wide receivers, two tightends, two offensive lineman, five defensive lineman, three linebackers, three safeties, and one kicker.
The class includes quarterback Ryan Finley. He is the 49th rated quarterback and considered a three star prospect by Souts.inc. He fits your more prototypical quarterback, at 6-4 and 180 pounds. He will get his shot as a starter his second year on the team. This class also includes an offensive lineman rated 21st at his position, Andrew Tercek and the 27th rated middle linebacker, Tanner Vallejo. All three of these players are considered three star prospects. This year the Broncos will bring in six junior college transfers, two of which are considered three star players and the others two stars. That said, we have seen over the years what Coach Pete and his staff have done with their recruits regardless of the rating and stars.
Over the next several articles during this offseason, I will profile each of these players. We will study the class and breakdown each one of these athletes. We will take a look at their potential impact on the team and when we can expect that impact. Typically new recruits aren’t seen or realized their first year, but occasionally we see some players making impacts as true freshman. A good example of this is this past season with Shane Williams-Rhodes. I don’t really foresee many of these players making an impact as freshman and that is not because there isn’t talent throughout this draft class but the starting lineup is young and few opportunities will be available for these guys. The exception to this is the corners as both starters were seniors.
This is where the future of the Broncos is established. I am not talking about the next year or two into the future but three years down the road. Who knows, this could be next class to match the 50 win class lead by Kellen Moore.