Kyler Manu, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior linebacker at Pocatello’s Highland High, was on hand for the Broncos’ spring scrimmage Saturday. He committed to the Broncos’ 2015 class just after midnight early Sunday morning.
“It has everything I’d want in a school, it’s close to home, and my mom said ‘if you feel comfortable, do it,’ so I did,” Manu said. “The coaches told me when I left to call them whenever it felt right. It was after midnight, but they still were watching film.”
Before he arrives at Boise State, Manu hopes to add about 20 pounds. He anticipates playing at the Broncos’ weakside linebacker spot. Last season, he had 92 tackles (4.5 for loss) and three interceptions for the state runner-up Rams.
“I love to hit, I’m not afraid of anyone,” Manu said. “I like to cover in space, too. I think I have some good speed.”
Manu, a 5A all-state selection as a junior, was offered last October by the previous Boise State staff and also held an Idaho offer. Washington and Utah State showed heavy interest, while Wisconsin was set to visit Manu at Highland in two weeks before he ended his recruitment.