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Boise State football beats out Mountain West foes to pick up wide receiver Damon Cole

El Cerrito (Calif.) High receiver Damon Cole committed to Boise State on Monday, picking the Broncos over a handful of other Mountain West teams.
El Cerrito (Calif.) High receiver Damon Cole committed to Boise State on Monday, picking the Broncos over a handful of other Mountain West teams.

For a second straight day, the Boise State football team picked up a verbal commitment from a wide receiver, bolstering a group long on talent but short on experience.

El Cerrito (Calif.) High receiver Damon Cole tweeted Monday that he has committed to the Broncos, selecting them over a final four that also included Nevada, New Mexico and San Jose State.

Cole (6-foot, 175 pounds) is rated by Scout.com as the No. 18 wide receiver in the West and a three-star prospect. The Broncos also picked up a commitment from Center (Texas) High receiver Octavius Evans on Sunday. Cole and Evans visited Boise over the weekend.

Cedrick Wilson had 56 catches for 1,129 yards and 11 touchdowns last season as a junior for Boise State, which loses Thomas Sperbeck and Chaz Anderson. The rest of the returning receivers have 27 combined receptions in their careers.

Check out video highlights of Cole’s senior year below:

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▪  Mesa (Ariz.) Community College offensive lineman Isiah Moore re-affirmed his commitment Monday. He had reported offers from UCLA, Arizona, West Virginia and Florida Atlantic after committing to Boise State in June.

▪  Walk-on quarterbacks Cam Humphrey and Anthony Upshaw are no longer with the team. Humphrey’s father, Ron, confirmed he has transferred to Saddleback (Calif.) College.

Dave Southorn: 208-377-6420, @davesouthorn

BOISE STATE 2017 COMMITMENTS

VERBALLY COMMITTED, EXPECTED TO SIGN WEDNESDAY

▪ OT Mike Young, 6-6, 335, Queen Creek (Ariz.) High

▪ LB Breydon Boyd, 6-4, 215, Katy (Texas) High

▪ QB Chase Cord, 6-3, 185, Sunrise Mountain HS (Peoria, Ariz.)

▪ OL Isiah Moore, 6-5, 315, Mesa CC (Tiffin, Ohio)

▪ CB Jermani Brown, 5-11, 175, Midlothian (Va.) High

▪ DB Tyreque Jones, 6-3, 190, San Gorgonio HS (San Bernardino, Calif.)

▪ DB Quentin Brown, 6-2, 190, Conroe (Texas) High

▪ WR Cartrell Thomas, 5-9, 160, Lancaster (Texas) High

▪ LB/S Roman Kafentzis, 6-2, 200, Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.)

▪ DE Aisa Kelemete, 6-4, 225, Highland HS (Pocatello)

▪ DB Kekaula Kaniho, 6-0, 170, Kahuku (Hawaii) High

▪ LB Ezekiel Noa, 6-0, 230, Helix HS (La Mesa, Calif.)

▪ RB Drake Beasley, 5-11, 200, La Canada HS (La Canada Flintridge, Calif.)

▪ WR Octavius Evans, 6-2, 200, Center (Texas) High

▪ WR Damon Cole, 6-0, 175, El Cerrito (Calif.) High

SIGNED, ENROLLED AND ON CAMPUS

▪ S Mike Young, 6-0, 205, Dodge City CC (Raytown, Mo.)

▪ QB Rathen Ricedorff, 6-1, 200, Mesa CC (Show Low, Ariz.)

▪ OL John Ojukwu, 6-6, 285, Boise High

▪ DB Marques Evans, 6-1, 180, Newbury Park (Calif.) High

▪ OL Zach Troughton, 6-5, 310, Butte College (Maxwell, Calif.)

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