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Boise State football 2020 recruiting tracker: Videos, stories for Broncos’ commits

The Boise State football team likely will add 18 to 20 players to its 2020 recruiting class, and that process started April 29 with the first non-binding, oral commitment.

Defensive back Isaiah Bradford out of Redlands (Calif.) East Valley High announced his commitment to the Broncos on Twitter.

While Bradford is the first known commitment of the Broncos’ 2020 class, the list will continue to grow (and probably shrink) throughout the year. Bookmark this link, and the Idaho Statesman will keep track of all those players for you.

The early signing day is Dec. 18 this year. The regular signing day is Feb. 5, 2020.

Click on a player’s name for the Statesman’s coverage of his commitment, and you’ll also find video highlights, photos and more below:

Riden Leong

School: Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, California)

Position: OT

Height, weight: 6-foot-5, 320 pounds

Coach’s comment: “He has probably grown about an inch or two and put on 20 or 30 pounds since he got here, and he might not be done growing. That’s the crazy thing about him. He has gotten so big but he hasn’t lost his athleticism. That’s one of the things Boise State loved about him,” Orange Coast football coach Joel “Bubba” Gonzalez said.

Notes: Originally from Waimanalo, Hawaii, he played his high school ball at Maryknoll School — a private school in Honolulu. ... Leong only began playing football as a senior in high school.

Leong’s visits and offers

Latrell Caples

School: Lancaster (Texas) High

Position: WR

Height, weight: 6-foot, 185 pounds

Notes: Caples goes to the same high school that produced Boise State sophomore slot receiver CT Thomas. ... He also competes on the Lancaster track and field team as a long jumper. His career-best leap is 22 feet, 4.5 inches.

Caples’ visits and offers

Nick Booker-Brown

School: Westfield High (Houston, Texas)

Position: DL

Height, weight: 6-foot-4, 275 pounds

Notes: He is the younger brother of current Boise State middle linebacker Josh Booker-Brown. ... In three games this season, he has 20 total tackles, including five for loss and three sacks.

Booker-Browns visits and offers

Robert Cooper

School: Bethel High (Spanaway, Wash.)

Position: DE

Height, weight: 6-foot-5, 255 pounds

Coach’s comment: “Robert is one of the best student-athletes I’ve had the privilege to be around,” Bethel Athletic Director Jason Johnson said.

Notes: Cooper attends the same high school as current Boise State left tackle Ezra Cleveland, who is an NFL prospect and reigning Mountain West first-team pick.

Cooper’s visits and offers

Nathan Cardona

School: Yorba Linda (Calif.) High

Position: OG

Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 280 pounds

Coach’s comment: “Nathan is a great kid and will easily fit in at Boise. ... He is a good teammate and team guy, so I think he will excel in the family situation up there,” Yorba Linda coach Jeff Bailey said.

Notes: Cardona’s former high school teammate, freshman defensive end Michael Callahan, also plays for Boise State. ... He was voted a team captain and can play guard or center.

Cardona’s visits and offers

Kaonohi Kaniho

School: Kahuku (Hawaii) High

Position: CB

Height, weight: 6-foot, 180 pounds

Coach’s comment: “His awareness. His football IQ on the field. He’s probably the smartest football player that we have on the team right now. He understands being a defensive player everything he needs to do on the back end, and definitely he also plays offense,” Kahuku coach Sterling Carvalho said.

Notes: Kaniho missed the majority of his junior season after tearing the posterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in a knee. ... He is the younger brother of Boise State junior nickel Kekaula Kaniho.

Kaniho’s visits and offers

Donovan Clark

School: Lincoln High (Tacoma, Wash.)

Position: CB

Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 190 pounds

Coach’s comment: “He’s very smart. He uses great technique. He can run, and he tracks the ball very well. For us, he’s been pretty much just a lock-down corner,” Lincoln High coach Masaki Matsumoto said.

Notes: Clark played for Sumner High (Wash.) in 2018 and moved to the Lincoln school district in February, Matsumoto said. ... He also had offers from Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State and Utah State. ... Clark made 25 tackles with six interceptions, including one he returned for a score, last season at Sumner.

Clark’s visits and offers

Russell Corrigan

School: Hutchinson (Minn.) High

Position: TE

Height, weight: 6-foot-4, 230 pounds

Notes: Corrigan had 12 catches, seven going for touchdowns, for 353 yards in seven regular-season games, per MN Football Hub, for the Tigers, who went 9-1 last season. The Broncos don’t often recruit the Midwest. The last Minnesotan to play for Boise State was offensive tackle Matt Slater (2007-10).

Corrigan’s visits and offers

Brandon Hernandez

School: Yucaipa (Calif.) High

Position: OT

Height, weight: 6-foot-6, 275 pounds

Notes: He sported an impressive offer list that included Oregon, Cal, Arizona State, Colorado, Washington State and Fresno State, among others.

Hernandez’s visits and offers

Isaiah Bradford

School: Redlands (Calif.) East Valley High

Position: DB

Height, weight: 6-foot, 170 pounds

Coach’s comment: “Isaiah is an extremely talented player with great instincts and knowledge of the game, he is a great tackler who plays extremely physical and can always be found around the ball. On top of his athletic ability, Isaiah is a pleasure to be around. He is very polite, well-behaved and has a smile that can light up a room,” Redlands East Valley coach Rich Lunsford said.

Notes: As a junior, Bradford racked up 102 tackles to go with one fumble recovery and an interception. ... Bradford’s cousin is former Boise State running back Alexander Mattison. ... Boise State WR Billy Bowens is from the same high school as Bradford.

Bradford’s visits and offers

Key for the map below: 2020 class (orange footballs), 2019 class (blue footballs), 2018 class (yellow footballs), 2017 class (green footballs), 2016 class (purple footballs), 2015 class (black footballs)


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