Boise State Football

Boise State lands wide receiver recruit from a familiar high school

Boise State football dipped back into Texas to snag its latest 2020 commit.

Wide receiver Latrell Caples gave the Broncos his verbal commitment Thursday, he tweeted. He is coming out of Lancaster (Texas) High, which is the same program that produced sophomore slot receiver CT Thomas.

According to, Caples is a three-star recruit and ranked as the No. 123 wide receiver in the country and the No. 102 prospect in Texas. He also holds offers from Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Washington State, Utah and Ole Miss to name a few.

Caples was in Boise for his official visit on Sept. 14 for the Broncos’ win over Portland State.

He has helped a talented team from Lancaster open the season 5-1 and, through six games, has caught 13 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns. He’s averaging 16.4 yards per reception, and he also has returned a punt for a touchdown.

Caples (6-0, 185) is the ninth member of the Broncos’ 2020 class and the first wide receiver to join the class.

Men’s basketball: BSU will play Rhode Island in 2020

The Mountain West and Atlantic 10 conferences released the pairings for their inaugural challenge series, which begins with the 2020-21 season.

Boise State will travel to Rhode Island for a matchup on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. The game time and television coverage will be announced at a later date.

It will be the first meeting between the two programs.

Matchups were determined by the league offices based on factors such as the previous year’s records, NET rankings, projected rankings and anticipated strength of teams.

“Starting next season, teams from both leagues will have the opportunity to play another quality, nationally-recognized nonconference opponent during the challenge,” Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said in a press release. “The Mountain West and Atlantic 10 boast strong basketball traditions, and we believe this partnership will bolster the brand of both conferences.”

The partnership will go through the 2021-22 season, with an option to extend the series an additional two years into the 2023-24 season.

The other nine matchups are Utah State at Davidson, UNLV at VCU, St. Bonaventure at New Mexico, San Diego State at Saint Louis, George Mason at Fresno State, Air Force at Saint Joseph’s, Richmond at Colorado State, Duquesne at Wyoming and Dayton at Nevada.

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Ron Counts is the Boise State beat writer for the Idaho Statesman. He’s a Virginia native and spent that past three years covering University of Virginia.