After a bit of a down week last week, Boise State's 2015 football commitments turned it around this past week, with Brett Rypien crossing the 10,000-yard plateau and Akilian Butler scoring three touchdowns. Rypien signed an FAA on Monday night, and Boise State announced it Tuesday.
“Brett is a phenomenal quarterback, a great student and comes from a wonderful family,” Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said in a statement. “He will be a great ambassador of Bronco football, and we are excited that we will have him on campus early so that he can begin to acclimate himself to Boise State and participate in spring practices.”
Chadd Cripe has more on Rypien, along with a few video highlights here.
2015 BOISE STATE FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS
— OL Garrett Larson, 6-4, 250, Fruitland HS
Played offensive and defensive line in a 35-20 win over Payette on Friday. The Grizzlies improved to 3-1.
— QB Brett Rypien, 6-2, 185, Shadle Park HS (Spokane, Wash.)
Another week, another big game for Rypien, who surpassed 10,000 career passing yards Thursday, now fourth in state history with 10,227 yards. In a 47-33 win over Central Valley to open league play, Rypien was 27-of-48 for 455 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for 13 yards. On the year, he's thrown for 1,708 yards on 110-of-190 passing with 22 TDs to six interceptions while adding 102 rushing yards. (NWPrepsNow.com)
— S Darrell Stewart, 6-1, 190, Nimitz HS (Houston)
Stewart and Nimitz jumped out to a 10-0 lead against Eisenhower on Friday, but lost 27-10. Stewart had a 69-yard touchdown pass in the loss, completing 2-of-12 passes for 108 yards with the TD and an interception. He also ran 10 times for 50 yards. (Chron.com)
— WR Akilian Butler, 5-10, 181, West Mesquite HS (Mesquite, Texas)
Butler played a big part in West Mesquite's 75-27 pasting of South Garland on Thursday. He scored three touchdowns (two receiving, one rushing), hauling in five catches for 73 yards and scoring on a 1-yard TD run, helping the Wranglers improve to 4-0. (DallasNews.com)
— CB Ladarryl Blair, 6-0, 183, South Oak Cliff HS (Dallas)
In 71-0 hammering of Molina High on Friday, Blair had a 30-yard run and scored on a 19-yard TD reception. He has 16 carries for 91 yards and 13 catches for 171 yards and three TDs this season. (DallasNews.com)
— DB Damion Wright, 6-1, 195, Bishop Mora Salesian (Los Angeles)
Playing against one of the perennially best programs in California, Wright and Salesian lost 49-6 to Bakersfield High on Friday. He got the scoring started with a 64-yard TD pass, but that was all the Mustangs would get. He had 20 rushes for 28 yards and completed 2-of-6 passes for 85 yards with a touchdown and an interception. (Bakersfield.com)
— WR Bryan Jefferson, 6-0, 190, Leesburg (Fla.) HS
Leesburg improved to 4-2 with a 23-7 win against West Port on Friday. Stats were not available for Jefferson.
— LB Drew Berger, 6-1, 220, Coeur d'Alene HS
The Vikings suffered a tough 13-10 loss at home Friday to Highland in a state championship game rematch, falling to 4-1. Coeur d'Alene was stopped at the 1-yard line as time ran out. The game had three FBS commits — Berger, and Highland's Kyler Manu (Washington) and Tristen Hoge (Notre Dame). Berger ran 11 times for 50 yards and had three catches for 24 yards. He came into the game with 102 rushing yards, 83 receiving yards, two interception return TDs and 30 tackles. (CDAPress.com/MaxPreps.com)
—OL John Molchon, 6-5, 270, Faith Lutheran (Las Vegas)Molchon and Faith Lutheran defeated Mojave 32-28 to improve to 2-3 and end a two-game losing streak.