Boise State Football

Chadd's Blog — Dec. 20, 2006

Running back Doug Martin of St. Mary’s High in Stockton, Calif., has committed to play for Boise State, St. Mary’s coach Tony Franks said Wednesday.

Martin is 5-foot-11, 190 pounds. He rushed for 1,178 yards and 14 touchdowns in nine games, averaging 7.5 yards per carry and 130.9 yards per game. He has the power to break tackles and the speed to break a long run, Franks said.

Several schools talked to Martin, Franks said, but he was set on Boise State from the start. BSU was the only school to which Martin made an official visit.

“Boise just did a great job right from the start,” Franks said. “Boise was his No. 1 school.”

Franks worked with BSU coach Chris Petersen at UC Davis and coached BSU recruiting coordinator Viliami Tuivai at Davis.

Martin is the Broncos’ 18th recruiting commitment confirmed by the Idaho Statesman.

BSU lost in the first round of the SportsCenter Championship Series — a fictional playoff system. ESPN analysts Kirk Herbstreit and Mark May gave the Broncos no chance of beating Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., as the No. 9 seed.

The public favored Oklahoma at 68 percent to 32 percent.

“There’s no way Boise State goes to Norman and beats Oklahoma,” Herbstreit said Tuesday night.

Dirk Koetter is enjoying his final days with Arizona State: