Boise State football Class of 2014 recruit profiles, videos (defense)

Defensive players

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(Bios from Boise State)

S Dylan Sumner-Gardner
6-1, 202
Mesquite, Texas (West Mesquite HS)

High School: Played in the 2014 Under Armour All-American Game following his senior season…four-star recruit according to Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247sports.com…rated No. 7 nationally by Scout.com, No. 8 by 247sports.com and No. 10 by Rivals.com…rated No. 86 overall nationally by Rivals.com, No. 87 by 247sports.com and No. 96 by Scout.com…No. 11 overall in Texas by Rivals.com and No. 12 by 247sports.com…senior year racked up 141 tackles, including 14 for-loss and three forced fumbles…also hauled in three interceptions…named to the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 4A All-State Second Team…named second-team all-area by the Dallas Morning News…named District 10-4A First Team both his junior and senior seasons…junior year had 45 tackles, including two for-loss and three forces fumbles…also had an interception…played for head coach Jeff Neil.

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Under Armour All-American jersey presentation:

S Kekoa Nawahine
6-3, 190
Meridian, Idaho (Rocky Mountain HS)

High School: Rated the No. 5 prospect in Idaho by 247sports.com…played both wide receiver and defensive back…named to the Idaho Statesman 5A All-Idaho First Team on offense, and was second team on defense…caught 50 passes for 913 yards and five touchdowns his senior season…also earned first-team All-Southern Idaho Conference honors on both offense and defense…named first-team All-Southern Idaho Conference on defense following his junior season.

Nawahine commits to Boise State

Rocky Mountain receiver Kekoa Nawahine runs the ball after a reception before being tackled by Eagle defensive back Ian Vandegriff in a 5A Southern Idaho Conference football contest Friday Oct. 11, 2013 at Rocky Mountain High School in Meridian. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman)

Rocky Mountain receiver Kekoa Nawahine runs the ball after a reception before being tackled by Eagle defensive back Ian Vandegriff in a 5A Southern Idaho Conference football contest Friday Oct. 11, 2013 at Rocky Mountain High School in Meridian. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman)

CB Zavior Hoxie
5-11, 190
Buford, Ga. (Buford HS)

High School: Helped lead Buford High School to the Class AAA Georgia State Championship in both 2012 and 2013…squad went undefeated during his senior season…received both the Coaches Most Improved and Green Club Fitness Awards in 2013…named second-team all-state as a running back during his senior season…named to the offensive honor roll three times…recorded 13-career touchdowns…lettered three times in football and twice in track and field…played for head coach Jess Simpson.

DL Rondell McNair
6-4, 250
San Pablo, Calif. (Contra Costa)

DL Antoine Turner
6-3, 280
Fullerton, Calif. (Fullerton)

Fullerton College: As a redshirt sophomore in 2013, recorded 34 tackles (16 solo), including 13.5 for-loss and six sacks…sacks resulted in a loss of 27 yards…also had four pass break-ups and an interception…played for head coach Tim Byrnes…rated a three-star prospect according to 247sports.com…one of the top 25 defensive tackles in junior college according to the 247sports.com Composite.

DE Kaleb Hill
6-1, 215
Schertz, Texas (Samuel Clemens HS)

High School: Team co-captain as a senior in 2013…two-time San Antonio Express News Defensive Player of the Week last season…named first-team all-district and second-team all-area as a senior…in 2013 recorded 75 tackles (30 solo), 20 tackles-for-loss, 13 sacks, six forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four pass break-ups…junior season had four sacks, recovered four fumbles and returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown…played for head coach Jared Johnston.

Highlight video

DT Dereck Boles
6-2, 275
Lakeland, Fla. (Lakeland HS)

High School: Named second-team all-state in class 7-A Florida, the highest level of high school football in the state…also earned first-team all-county as a senior and second-team all-county following his junior year…anchored a defense that allowed 15 points per game…four-year letterwinner…played for head coach William Castle.

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DE David Moa
6-3, 235
San Diego, Calif. (Kearny HS)

High School: Three-star recruit according to both Scout.com and 247sports.com…named one of the top 10 defensive ends on the west coast by Scout.com…played both offensive and defensive line at Kearny High School…named San Diego Section All-Western League on offense both his junior and senior seasons…named second-team San Diego Section All-Central League on defense as a sophomore…as a senior in 2013 made 28 tackles (17 unassisted) and recovered one fumble…junior season made 36 tackles (17 unassisted), one quarterback sack and recovered two fumbles…2011 as a sophomore made 20 tackles (10 unassisted)…member of the Honor Roll senior year…played for head coach Eric Stavola.

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Sports columnist Brian Murphy writes about all sports in the Treasure Valley with a concentration on Boise State football and men's basketball. Murph has been with the Statesman since 2005. You can follow him on Twitter @MurphsTurph.

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