Boise State Football

Boise State lands QB who threw 66 TD passes in '05

The Boise State football program will add a record-setting quarterback from Prosser, Wash., to the roster next year.

Kellen Moore, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound lefty who tossed 66 touchdown passes last season, gave the Broncos an oral commitment Saturday while visiting for the BSU-Hawaii game.

He plans to sign a letter of intent in February and join the team in August 2007.

"I just really liked the environment and the city down there, " Moore said Tuesday. "I kind of knew before I got there what I wanted to do. Once you go down there, you don't want to leave."

Moore visited the Broncos with his dad for two days during spring practice and two days during fall camp. He also participated in the team's summer high school camp.

His trip last weekend was an unofficial visit, meaning he paid his own way. He plans to return to Boise after the season for an official paid trip.

His dad, Tom Moore, is the Prosser coach. He and Kellen often visit college practices during their offseason.

"He really understands football, " Tom Moore said. "That's what he does. Since he was a little kid, him and his brother and I have gone to hundreds of college practices."

Moore set Washington records last year with 4,600 passing yards and 66 TD passes at the 3A level (4A is the top level).

He is 98-of-132 for 1,090 yards this season. He has tossed 20 more touchdown passes in just four games at the 2A level (Prosser moved down this year).

Moore also received scholarship offers from Idaho and Eastern Washington, he said.

He will replace senior starter Jared Zabransky as the fifth quarterback on the roster next year.

BSU also has commitments from Meridian High running back Mitch Burroughs and Capital High defensive end Jarrell Root.