Boise State Football

California kicker Joel Velazquez commits to Boise State football team

The Boise State football team picked up a verbal commitment from Trabuco Hills High (Mission Viejo, Calif.) senior kicker/punter Joel Velazquez on Sunday night.

Coach Bryan Harsin tweeted “A Special GO BRONCOS,” implying the team got a special teamer. Velazquez confirmed his commitment on Twitter minutes later. According to MaxPreps, Velazquez has sent 32 of his 43 kickoffs for touchbacks, averages 39.3 yards per punt and is 5-of-7 on field goals.


– QB Micah Wilson, 6-3, 205, Lincoln Christian School (Tulsa, Okla.)

– DL Chase Hatada, 6-3, 260, Rocklin (Calif.) High

– CB Robert Lewis, 5-10, 170, Augustus Hawkins High (Los Angeles)

– OL Kole Bailey, 6-5, 285, Twin Falls High

– RB Robert Mahone, 6-0, 200, Prosper (Texas) High

– WR Julian Carter, 6-2, 175, Saguaro High (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

– OL Ezra Cleveland, 6-6, 270, Bethel High (Spanaway, Wash.)

– CB Reid Harrison-Ducros, 5-11, 175, Heritage High (Colleyville, Texas)

– LB/S Desmond Williams, 6-0, 190, Centennial High (Corona, Calif.)

– LB Tyson Maeva, 6-0, 225, Cathedral Catholic High (San Diego)

– RB Damarea Crockett, 5-11, 211, Little Rock (Ark.) Christian

– TE Nick Crabtree, 6-6, 250, Huntington Beach (Calif.) High

– LB Ali'i Niumatalolo, 6-2, 225, Broadneck High (Annapolis, Md.)

– DE Derriyon Shaw, 6-4, 225, Legacy High (Las Vegas)

– K/P Joel Velazquez, 6-1, 225, Trabuco Hills High (Mission Viejo, Calif.)

Note: Boise State is believed to have two more commitments who haven't publicly announced their decisions