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Boise State football picks up commitment from junior college offensive lineman

The Boise State football team added some beef to its 2020 recruiting class on Monday night when junior college offensive tackle Riden Leong verbally committed.

Leong — a 6-foot-5, 320-pound tackle at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California — is a three-star recruit and the No. 12 junior college offensive tackle in the 2020 class, according to 247sports. Originally from Waimanalo, Hawaii, he played his high school ball at Maryknoll School — a private school in Honolulu.

Leong was in Boise on Oct. 12 for the Broncos’ win over Hawaii. He announced his verbal commitment Monday night on Twitter, becoming the 10th member of Boise State’s class and its third offensive lineman. The Broncos also have verbal commitments from 6-3, 280-pound guard Nathan Cardona and 6-6, 275-pound tackle Brandon Hernandez.

Leong also has offers from TCU, Iowa State, Hawaii, San Jose State, Liberty and University of Texas-San Antonio.

2020 recruiting class

DB Isaiah Bradford, 6-0, 170, Redlands (Calif.) East Valley High

OT Brandon Hernandez, 6-6, 275, Yucaipa (Calif.) High

TE Russell Corrigan, 6-4, 230, Hutchinson (Minn.) High

CB Donovan Clark, 6-3, 190, Lincoln High (Tacoma, Wash.)

CB Kaonohi Kaniho, 6-0, 180, Kahuku (Hawaii) High

OG Nathan Cardona, 6-3, 280, Yorba Linda (Calif.) High

DE Robert Cooper, 6-5, 255, Bethel High (Spanaway, Wash.)

DL Nick Booker-Brown, 6-4, 275, Westfield High (Houston, Texas)

WR Latrell Caples, 6-0, 185, Lancaster (Texas) High

OT Riden Leong, 6-5, 320, Orange Coast College (Waimanalo, Hawaii)

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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.
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