Offensive lineman commits to Boise State football; Gerald Alexander chooses Washington; updated 2014 roster

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2013 Idaho Statesman

A few Boise State football notes from the weekend and Monday:

— Wide receiver A.J. Richardson of Harbor City, Calif., confirmed via text message Monday that he still plans to enroll next week. He committed to Boise State last February but never signed a letter of intent because of an academic issue.

— The Seattle Times breaks down the salaries for each of Chris Petersen’s assistants. The total is over $3 million. He had more than $2.4 million at his disposal in 2013 at Boise State. New Boise State coach Bryan Harsin has $2.2 million for 2014. Former Boise State defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski tops the Washington staff with a $485,000 salary, which is $133,000 more than he made at Boise State.

— The Broncos have received a commitment from offensive lineman Jerhen Ertel (6-foot-6, 275 pounds) of Glendale Community College in Arizona. He has two years to play two seasons and is eligible to join the Broncos this month. His commitment was confirmed by Glendale offensive line coach Jason Jewell. Ertel played at Bagdad (Ariz.) High.

— Former Boise State safety Gerald Alexander, a graduate assistant coach originally set to follow coach Bryan Harsin from Arkansas State to Boise State, has decided to join the staff at Washington instead, he tweeted. “I’m a Bronco for life,” Alexander tweeted. “Boise State will forever be a special place to me. The opportunity to come back is humbling to give back to the program that had done so much for me. Ultimately it is my goal to develop & grow as a coach therefore I have accepted the opportunity to join Coach (Chris) Petersen’s staff at the University of Washington.” Petersen already has hired his nine full-time assistants, so it’s likely Alexander will be a graduate assistant.

— Wide receiver Geraldo Boldewijn made two catches for 16 yards Saturday in the Medal of Honor Bowl in South Carolina.

Here is the updated recruiting class:

2014 RECRUITING CLASS
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

— WR Sean Modster, 5-11, 190, Mission Viejo (Calif.) HS
— OL Jesse Sosebee, 6-5, 300, Edison HS (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
— ATH Kekoa Nawahine, 6-2, 190, Rocky Mountain HS
— OL Troy Bacon, 6-4, 280, Oak Hills (Calif.) HS
— DL David Moa, 6-4, 260, Kearny HS (San Diego)
— DE Will Dissly, 6-4, 250, Bozeman (Mont.) HS
— S Dylan Sumner-Gardner, 6-2, 200, West Mesquite HS (Mesquite, Texas)
— C Tennessee Su’esu’e, 6-2, 295, East HS (Salt Lake City)
— TE David Lucero, 6-5, 210, Holtville (Calif.) HS

JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFERS
— OL Jerhen Ertel, 6-6, 275, Glendale (Ariz.) C.C. (Bagdad, Ariz.)

GRAYSHIRTS
— WR A.J. Richardson, 6-1, 185, Narbonne HS (Harbor City, Calif.)

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Here’s my updated position-by-position roster for 2014:

QUARTERBACK
9 Grant Hedrick, 6-0, 202, R-Sr.
8 Nick Patti, 5-10, 196, R-So.
15 Ryan Finley, 6-3, 186, R-Fr.
13 Richard Hoppe, 5-10, 153, R-Fr.

TAILBACK
23 Derrick Thomas, 6-0, 208, R-Sr.
27 Jay Ajayi, 6-0, 220, R-Jr.
21 Jack Fields, 5-9, 195, Jr.
26 Devan Demas, 5-8, 172, R-So.
10 Jamel Hart, 5-9, 195, R-So.
35 Charles Bertoli, 5-11, 200, R-So.

WIDE RECEIVER
2 Matt Miller, 6-3, 222, R-Sr.
81 Dallas Burroughs, 5-8, 171, Sr.
20 Terrell Johnson, 5-9, 174, R-Jr.
14 Troy Ware, 6-2, 188, R-Jr.
11 Shane Williams-Rhodes, 5-6, 157, Jr.
19 Taylor Pope, 6-0, 178, R-So.
82 Thomas Sperbeck, 6-0, 174, So.
80 D.J. Dean, 6-0, 187, R-Fr.
83 Tanner Shipley, 6-0, 182, R-Fr.
39 David McKinzie, 6-0, 165, R-Fr.

TIGHT END
86 Kyle Sosnowski, 6-2, 238, R-Sr.
89 Connor Peters, 6-4, 250, Sr.
84 Jake Hardee, 6-3, 241, R-Jr.
85 Holden Huff, 6-5, 236, R-Jr.
93 Brennyn Dunn, 6-3, 220, R-So.
91 Jackson Reed, 6-4, 226, R-So.
98 Alec Dhaenens, 6-3, 232, R-Fr.
88 Jake Roh, 6-2, 210, R-Fr.

OFFENSIVE LINE
72 Marcus Henry, 6-3, 285, R-Jr.
71 Rees Odhiambo, 6-4, 307, R-Jr.
73 Travis Averill, 6-3, 296, R-So.
70 Steven Baggett, 6-3, 285, R-So.
66 Mario Yakoo, 6-3, 323, R-So.
60 Kellen Buhr, 6-0, 285, R-So.
79 Avery Westendorf, 6-5, 292, R-So.
74 Archie Lewis, 6-3, 275, R-Fr.
75 Eli McCullough, 6-5, 271, R-Fr.
52 Andrew Tercek, 6-1, 279, R-Fr.
59 Mason Hampton, 6-2, 266, R-Fr.

DEFENSIVE END
53 Beau Martin, 6-2, 271, R-Sr.
49 Darien Barrett, 6-2, 225, R-So.
97 Austin Silsby, 6-3, 219, R-Fr.

STUD END
94 Sam McCaskill, 6-3, 240, R-So.
33 Gabe Perez, 6-4, 226, So.
92 Kamalei Correa, 6-2, 244, So.

On mission:
Durrant Miles, 6-4, 220, Fr.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
69 Tyler Horn, 6-5, 265, Sr.
90 Justin Taimatuia, 6-0, 281, Sr.
58 Robert Ash, 6-3, 291, R-Jr.
40 Armand Nance, 6-0, 288, Jr.
96 Elliot Hoyte, 6-4, 275, R-So.
50 Nick Terry, 6-3, 271, R-Fr.

LINEBACKER
45 Travis Saxton, 6-1, 214, R-Sr.
13 Blake Renaud, 6-2, 243, Sr.
38 Corey Bell, 5-11, 210, Sr.
36 Tyler Gray, 6-4, 228, Jr.
31 Andrew Pint, 6-0, 221, R-So.
51 Ben Weaver, 6-0, 233, R-So.
25 Chris Santini, 5-11, 205, R-So.
44 Darren Lee, 6-1, 221, So.
20 Tanner Vallejo, 6-1, 217, So.
7 Joe Martarano, 6-2, 234, R-Fr.
54 Mat Boesen, 6-4, 213, R-Fr.

CORNERBACK
1 Bryan Douglas, 5-9, 178, R-Sr.
3 Cleshawn Page, 5-8, 179, Sr.
19 Mercy Maston, 5-11, 196, Sr.
34 Promise Amadi, 5-9, 185, R-Jr.
5 Donte Deayon, 5-9, 151, Jr.
6 Chaz Anderson, 5-10, 176, R-So.
30 Jonathan Moxey, 5-9, 175, So.
16 Dionza Blue, 5-11, 186, R-Fr.
21 Cameron Hartsfield, 5-9, 188, R-Fr.

SAFETY
10 Jeremy Ioane, 5-10, 190, R-Sr.
24 Taylor Loffler, 6-3, 212, R-Jr.
4 Darian Thompson, 6-1, 200, R-Jr.
28 Dillon Lukehart, 6-0, 207, R-Jr.
22 Chanceller James, 6-1, 205, R-So.
47 Brandon Brown, 5-11, 192, R-Fr.

KICKER
41 Dan Goodale, 5-10, 196, R-Sr.
28 Tyler Rausa, 5-8, 190, R-So.

PUNTER
26 Sean Wale, 6-1, 185, R-So.

LONG SNAPPER
46 Kevin Keane, 6-0, 211, Jr.
42 Matt Cota, 6-1, 197, R-Fr.

Scholarships: Best I can figure, there are 65 players on scholarship, but Chris Petersen didn’t always update the media when players were moved to scholarship. The Broncos return to the full 85 scholarships in 2014, so they have 20 to give right now.


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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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