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Linebacker bonanza continues for Boise State in addition of Fresno native

Clovis quarterback Trey Lake, left, loses the ball as he is rushed by Clovis West’s DJ Schramm, background, in the second quarter Friday, Nov. 4. 2016 in Clovis, Calif.
Clovis quarterback Trey Lake, left, loses the ball as he is rushed by Clovis West’s DJ Schramm, background, in the second quarter Friday, Nov. 4. 2016 in Clovis, Calif.

Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos knows linebackers, and he’s raking them in early in the 2018 recruiting cycle.

On Tuesday night, the Broncos picked up Clovis West (Calif.) High linebacker DJ Schramm, the third linebacker of the class, and the fourth player overall. Utah quarterback Zach Wilson committed Monday.

Schramm tweeted “I would also like to thank the Boise State coaching staff for believing in in my abilities and giving me the opportunity to play at such a great university.” In addition to the Broncos, Schramm also had offers from Air Force, Army and San Jose State. Boise State was first to offer, on April 4.

Last season, Schramm (6-foot-1, 215 pounds) had 95 tackles, a sack, an interception and two fumble recoveries, according to the Fresno Bee. Schramm is the son of former Fresno State offensive coordinator Dave Schramm.

The Broncos had four scholarship linebackers in the spring, but will add four in the fall: Riley Whimpey, Joseph Inda, Breydon Boyd and Zeke Noa.

BOISE STATE FOOTBALL 2018 RECRUITING COMMITMENTS

▪ LB Phillip Mills, 6-3, 220, Paloma Valley High (Menifee, Calif.)

▪ LB Brandon Hawkins, 6-3, 210, Georgetown (Texas) High

▪ QB Zach Wilson, 6-3, 200, Corner Canyon High (Draper, Utah)

▪ LB DJ Schramm, 6-1, 215, Clovis West High (Fresno, Calif.)

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