17 players, beginning with QB Alex Ogle, have signed with Boise State football

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2014 Idaho Statesman

Defensive end Jabril Frazier of Verbum Dei High in Los Angeles announced on stage at the Fox Sports High School Spotlight Signing Day Special that he is headed to Boise State.

He also was considering a grayshirt offer from USC.

Frazier brings the total Signing Day additions to 17 and the 2014 recruiting class to 21, which includes four January enrollees.

“#17 commit today and it was worth the wait Jabril Frazier @showtime_jaye congrats we just got a whole lot better! GO BRONCOS! #ATF” coach Bryan Harsin tweeted.

Below is the full rundown on the recruits.

Here is the blog post that includes video of Harsin’s press conference and notes/quotes from Harsin.

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Quarterback Alex Ogle of Jensen Beach (Fla.) High became the Boise State football team’s first signee of National Signing Day at 5:19 a.m. Boise State announced the signing through a tweet by coach Bryan Harsin.

“Love our QB leading the way,” Harsin tweeted.

Boise State's newest quarterack, Alex Ogle, with coaches Bryan Harsin, far left, Mike Sanford, second from left, and Kriss Proctor on his visit.

Boise State’s newest quarterack, Alex Ogle, with coaches Bryan Harsin, far left, Mike Sanford, second from left, and Kriss Proctor on his visit.

Ogle set school and county records with 2,300 passing yards and 22 touchdown passes last season, he said. Jensen Beach changed coaches — and switched from a power-run offense to a spread offense — two games into the season. He thrived after that.

Watch an interview with Ogle here.

Defensive tackle Dereck Boles of Lakeland, Fla., became signee No. 2. Cornerback Zavior Hoxie of Buford, Ga., was No. 3. Defensive lineman Kaleb Hill of Texas was No. 4. Offensive lineman Tennessee Su’esu’e of Salt Lake City was No. 5. Next up were defensive lineman Antoine Turner of Fullerton College and tight end Chase Blakley of Coeur d’Alene High. Offensive lineman Troy Bacon of California was next. Offensive lineman Andres Preciado of California followed quickly. Running back/wide receiver Jeremy McNichols of California was next. Defensive lineman David Moa of California was next. Wide receiver Sean Modster, the longest-standing commit in the class, and tight end David Lucero were the next Californians in the boat. Safety Kekoa Nawahine of Rocky Mountain High in Meridian was next. Running back Cory Young was next. Junior college defensive lineman Rondell McNair’s letter came in early in the afternoon.

Players were able to sign beginning at 7 a.m. in their time zones.

I’ll post bios of all the signees below the Cover It Live window. Click on the window for running updates from Idaho Statesman and Boise State Twitter accounts.

CONFIRMED SIGNINGS

— QB Alex Ogle, 6-3, 205, Fr., Jensen Beach HS (Palm City, Fla.)
— DT Dereck Boles, 6-2, 275, Fr., Lakeland (Fla.) HS
— CB Zavior Hoxie, 5-11, 190, Fr., Buford (Ga.) HS
— DL Kaleb Hill, 6-1, 215, Fr., Samuel Clemens HS (Schertz, Texas)
— OL Tennessee Su’esu’e, 6-2, 295, Fr., East HS (Salt Lake City)
— DT Antoine Turner, 6-3, 280, R-Jr., Fullerton College (New Orleans)
— TE Chase Blakley, 6-4, 235, Fr., Coeur d’Alene HS
— OL Troy Bacon, 6-3, 280, Fr., Oak Hills HS (Apple Valley, Calif.)
— OL Andres Preciado, 6-6, 255, Fr., Mar Vista HS (Imperial Beach, Calif.)
— RB Jeremy McNichols, 5-10, 190, Fr., Santa Margarita Catholic HS (Long Beach, Calif.)
— DE David Moa, 6-4, 235, Fr., Kearny HS (San Diego)
— WR Sean Modster, 6-0, 185, Fr., Mission Viejo (Calif.) HS
— TE David Lucero, 6-5, 220, Fr., Holtville (Calif.) HS
— S Kekoa Nawahine, 6-2, 190, Fr., Rocky Mountain HS
— RB Cory Young, 5-10, 180, Fr., Norco HS (Norco, Calif.)
— DE Rondell McNair, 6-4, 250, R-Jr., Contra Costa College (New Bern, N.C.)
— DE Jabril Frazier, 6-4, 225, Fr., Verbum Dei HS (Los Angeles)
— S Dylan Sumner-Gardner, 6-1, 202, Fr., West Mesquite HS (Mesquite, Texas)*
— WR A.J. Richardson, 6-1, 182, Fr., Narbonne HS (Lomita, Calif.)*
— OL Jerhen Ertel, 6-5, 258, R-Jr., Glendale (Ariz.) C.C. (Bagdad, Ariz.)*
— QB Tommy Stuart, 6-0, 190, So., Butte College (Baltimore)*
* indicates already enrolled

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NOTES

— Junior college quarterback Tommy Stuart, who would not say whether he was on scholarship when he committed, is listed as part of the signing class. The walk-ons who joined the team in January are not. (Update: Stuart is on scholarship.)

Cornerback Zavior Hoxie signed with Boise State on Wednesday morning.

Cornerback Zavior Hoxie signed with Boise State on Wednesday morning.

— Scout.com recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman called Boise State’s class “terrific.” “When it started with getting Dylan Sumner-Gardner, that was a great way to get things going,” Huffman said. “They’ve never gotten a top-100 player before. That right there spoke to the ability of Bryan Harsin and his staff are going to be able to bring. … It was kind of that strike across the bow that they wanted and that they needed and really legitimized them as recruiters.” Other players Huffman likes include tight end Chase Blakley, running back Cory Young and athlete Kekoa Nawahine. He also likes what the Broncos did with the junior college recruits. An under-the-radar player he likes is offensive lineman Tennessee Su’esu’e. “He’s a pure interior lineman,” Huffman said. “One of those nasty linemen who usually goes to Utah or Utah State.”

— Defensive lineman Edmund Fa’imalo of Riverside City College signed with Utah State. Turner told me Tuesday that Fa’imalo had committed to Boise State.

— Boise State held a Signing Day event for its four early enrollees.

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MULTIMEDIA

Here are highlight videos of the recruits: offense and defense. There are links to Boise State’s highlight videos for each player with the bios below.

Here is our recruit photo gallery.

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BIOS

Here are the Boise State football program’s 2014 signees — posted as they are announced:

(Bios provided by Boise State)

QB Alex Ogle, 6-3, 205, Fr., Jensen Beach HS (Palm City, Fla.)
Highlights

Completed 151-of-271 passes for 2,338 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior, earning the team’s most valuable player honor…was also named all-area…co-captain in the Florida vs. Georgia and Treasure Coast vs. Palm Beach County All-Star Games…junior year completed 75-of-148 attempts for 983 yards and seven touchdowns…sophomore year completed 58-of-109 passes for 705 yards and five touchdowns…for his career, went 284-of-528 for 4,026 yards and 34 touchdowns…earned 2013 All-East Coast Regional Elite Team honorable mention honors…four-year member of the Honor Roll…played for head coach Tim Caffey.

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

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.

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

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 Kaleb Hill, 6-1, 215, Fr., Samuel Clemens HS (Schertz, Texas)
Highlights

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.

OL Tennessee Su’esu’e, 6-2, 295, Fr., East HS (Salt Lake City)
Highlights

Three-star recruit according to Scout.com and Rivals.com…one of the top 15 prospects in Utah by 247sports.com, and No. 22 overall recruit in the state by ESPN.com…rated the No. 24 center nationally by Scout.com…played only two years of high school football, seeing action along the offensive line at both guard and tackle…helped lead the Leopards to the state title game in his final prep campaign, paving the way for 5,326 yards and 66 touchdowns on the season…played for head coach Brandon Matich.

TE Chase Blakley, 6-4, 235, Fr., Coeur d’Alene HS
Highlights

Four-star recruit and the eighth-best tight end in the country according to Rivals.com…three-star recruit, and the 15th-best tight end in the country according to Scout.com…rated the third-best tight end in the west by Scout.com…three-star recruit, and the top recruit in the state of Idaho according to 247sports.com…caught 47 passes for 762 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior in 2013…made 51 receptions for 598 yards and seven touchdowns during his junior season…career receiving marks include 99 receptions for 1,379 yards and 18 touchdowns…defensively, recorded 52 tackles (32 solo), 5.5 quarterback sacks, 13 tackles-for-loss and three fumble recoveries during his career…named Preseason High School Mr. Football for the state of Idaho by MaxPreps…helped lead team to state championship…first-team all-state on both offense and defense…played for head coach Shawn Amos.

DT Antoine Turner, 6-3, 280, R-Jr., Fullerton College (New Orleans)
Highlights

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.

OL Troy Bacon, 6-3, 280, Fr., Oak Hills HS (Apple Valley, Calif.)
Highlights

Troy Bacon signing his letter of intent.

Troy Bacon signing his letter of intent.

Four-year letterwinner…three-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247sports.com…rated No. 46 nationally at his position by 247sports.com, and No. 61 nationally at his position by Scout.com…rated No. 81 overall in California by 247sports.com…rated one of the top 10 offensive guards on the west coast by Scout.com…named Rivals.com U.S. Army National All-Combine honorable mention…named first-team all-league, all-county, all-region and all-state following his senior season…started all 10 games as a junior team captain en route to first-team All-High Desert League, all-county and all-area honors…led the team in pancake blocks both his sophomore and junior seasons…started each of his team’s 11 games as a sophomore along the offensive line, earning second-team all-league accolades…named most valuable player along the offensive line at the 2011 Nike Combine…joined the varsity roster halfway through his freshman season…four-year member of the Honor Roll and currently has a 3.60 grade-point average…played for head coach Robert Kistner.

OL Andres Preciado, 6-6, 255, Fr., Mar Vista HS (Imperial Beach, Calif.)
Highlights

Team captain both his junior and senior seasons at Mar Vista High School…earned first-team All-CIF…earned second-team all-league honors as a sophomore…varsity letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball…received a leadership award in basketball…named a Union Tribune Scholar-Athlete both his junior and senior seasons…named an Advance Placement Scholar in August of 2013…member of the California Scholarship Federation…Senior Class President…four-year Associated Student Body Finance Commissioner, serving as the Head Commissioner his senior year…played for head coach Tyler Arciaga.

RB Jeremy McNichols, 5-10, 190, Fr., Santa Margarita Catholic HS (Long Beach, Calif.)
Highlights

Three-star recruit according to Scout.com and Rivals.com…earned first-team all-league, all-region and all-state honors following senior season…also received first-team all-league honors as a junior and second team all-league honors as a sophomore…as a senior, rushed 163 times for 798 yards and eight touchdowns, and hauled in 17 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns…as a junior, rushed for 37 yards and a touchdown on three attempts…caught 25 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns…as a sophomore caught 30 passes for 414 yards and five touchdowns, and rushed three times for 42 yards…career totals included 173 carries for 877 yards and nine touchdowns, and 72 receptions for 934 yards and 10 touchdowns…also recorded 34 tackles as a senior.

DL David Moa, 6-3, 235, Fr., Kearny HS (San Diego)
Highlights

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.

WR Sean Modster, 6-0, 185, Fr., Mission Viejo (Calif.) HS
Highlights

Three-star recruit according to Scout.com and Rivals.com…caught 37 passes for 783 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior en route to All-South Coast League Most Valuable Offensive Player honors…junior season had 45 receptions for 935 yards and 12 touchdowns, earning All-County Second Team honors…played for head coach Bob Johnson.

TE David Lucero, 6-5, 220, Fr., Holtville (Calif.) HS
Highlights

Three-star recruit according to both Scout.com and 247sports.com…rated No. 27 nationally at his position by 247sports.com…rated No. 57 overall in California by 247sports.com…named San Diego Section All-Manzanita League First Team on both offense and defense as a junior and a senior…caught 38 passes for 819 yards and 12 touchdowns in his final prep season…also recorded 52 tackles, forced a fumble and recovered another last season…junior year caught 40 passes for 636 yards and five touchdowns…also had 33 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…sophomore season was named second-team all-league on offense after catching 22 passes for 422 yards and four touchdowns…played for head coach Keith Smith, Jr.

S Kekoa Nawahine, 6-2, 190, Fr., Rocky Mountain HS
Highlights

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.

RB Cory Young, 5-10, 180, Fr., Norco HS (Norco, Calif.)
Highlights

Running back Cory Young signs.

Running back Cory Young before his signing.

Three-star recruit according to Scout.com, Rivals.com and ESPN.com…named first-team All-CIF Southern Section Inland Division and first-team all-league as a senior…was also named Norco High School’s Most Valuable Player…in 2013 rushed the ball 324 times for 2,450 yards and 22 touchdowns…was the 12th-leading rusher in California…averaged 7.56 yards per carry…top rushing game was against Corona Centennial High School for 421 yards, a mark surpassed in the school’s history by only Toby Gerhart of Stanford…as a junior in 2012 rushed 79 times for 595 yards and nine touchdowns…as a sophomore in 2011 had 28 rushing attempts for 214 yards and one touchdown…career rushing totals included 431 attempts for 3,259 yards and 32 touchdowns…named to the Honor Roll, and currently boasts a grade-point average of 3.8…brother Kelsey plays at Stanford.

DE Rondell McNair, 6-4, 250, R-Jr., Contra Costa College (New Bern, N.C.)
Highlights

Recorded 32 tackles (25 solo) on the season at Contra Costa, including eight for-loss and six sacks…opponents lost 24 yards on the sacks and 30 yards on the TFLs…also had a pass break-up…earned first-team all-conference and first team all-regional honors…member of the Dean’s List…played for head coach Alonzo Carter…three-star recruit according to Scout.com and 247sports.com…also ranked as one of the top 10 players at his position in junior college by 247sports.com. Played in North Carolina East-West All-Star game following his senior season of high school.

DE Jabril Frazier, 6-4, 225, Fr., Verbum Dei HS (Los Angeles)
Highlights

Four-star recruit according to 247sports.com…three-star recruit according to Scout.com, ESPN.com and Rivals.com…one of the top 30 recruits in the state of California according to 247sports.com…as a senior in 2013, recorded 99 tackles (91 solo)…in 2012 as junior, recorded 92 tackles (55 solo) and two tackles-for-loss…career totals include 191 total tackles (146 solo) and two TFLs…played for head coach Rico Martin.

OL Jerhen Ertel, 6-5, 258, R-Jr., Glendale (Ariz.) C.C. (Bagdad, Ariz.)
Highlights

Redshirted in 2011, and then started every game along the offensive line for the Glendale Gauchos in both 2012 and 2013…primarily played at left tackle, but also started at guard…played for head coach Mickey Bell…Played tight end, offensive line and defensive end at Bagdad High School, which competed in eight-man football…played for head coach Daniel Corbin.

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

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.

WR A.J. Richardson, 6-1, 182, Fr., Narbonne HS (Lomita, Calif.)
Highlights

Graduated from Narbonne High School in 2013, and delayed enrollment to Boise State until spring of 2014…named a Semper Fidelis All-American following his senior season…also named All-Marine League, all-city section and all-state…rated as a three-star prospect coming out of high school according to both Scout.com and Rivals.com…rated No. 50 at his position by Scout.com and No. 84 by Rivals.com…ranked as one of the top 10 receivers in the West by Scout.com…helped lead the Gauchos to back-to-back CIF Los Angeles City Section Division I Championships in both 2011 and 2012…caught 60 passes for 1,000 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior…also rushed 22 times for 121 yards and four touchdowns…caught 63 passes for 947 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior…also rushed 21 times for 355 yards and a score…helped lead the Gauchos to the City Section title…sophomore year caught 60 passes for 700 yards and seven touchdowns…played for head coach Emanuel Douglas.

QB Tommy Stuart, 6-0, 190, So., Butte College (Baltimore)
Highlights

Named Nor-Cal Conference Offensive Player of the Year, and first-team all-league at quarterback for Butte…led Butte to the California Junior College State Championship, earning MVP honors in the title game…Roadrunners were also named co-National Champions…completed 132-of-204 passes for 1,927 yards and 29 touchdowns…threw just three interceptions…completion percentage of .647 led the league…Led Calvert Hall College High School to a record of 21-3 during his prep career…as a junior, led squad to the first state title in school history, and the first conference title in 30 years…named first-team all-state private school, and second-team all-state consensus (Associated Press)…also garnered first-team all-metro honors…racked up 2,500 total yards and 26 touchdowns…senior year racked up more than 3,500 total yards and 40 touchdowns…once again named first-team all-state private school…also named first-team AP All-State Consensus and first-team all-metro…team finished the season ranked No. 3 in the state…named Crab Bowl Most Valuable Player, Maryland’s All-Star Game.

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FORMER COMMITS

Here’s where the players who decommitted from Boise State landed:

— WR Shay Fields (Colorado)
— RB Squally Canada (Washington State)
— DL Hawkins Mann (Vanderbilt)
— TE Dimitri Flowers (Oklahoma)
— QB Jalen Greene (USC)*
— TE Drew Sample (Washington)*
— DL Greg Gaines (Washington)*
— OL Ryan Griswold (TCU)*
— CB Brandon Lewis (Washington)*
— OL Jesse Sosebee (Washington)*
— DE Will Dissly (Washington)*
— DL/LB Jaylen Johnson (Washington)*
— DB Khalil Oliver (Oregon)*
— DL Edmund Fa’imalo (Utah State)
* indicates players who decommitted after coach Chris Petersen took the Washington job


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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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