Seeing a walk-on earn a scholarship never gets old, and Boise State understands that.
On Thursday, the school’s recruiting Twitter account posted a video of senior wide receiver Brock Barr be given a scholarship by coach Bryan Harsin following practice.
“It does pay to go out there and put in the time, and to show up every day. We have a lot of guys doing that,” Harsin said to the team. “One in particular that’s been doing for a while, this guy is going to do some special things for us. When you do the work, you get paid, and we’ve got something to pay him with, a scholarship - Brock Barr.”
Barr, helmet in hand, is seen calling his parents afterward. He is the fifth walk-on to be put on scholarship this year and the third in fall camp, joining linebacker/cornerback Avery Williams and defensive end Austin Silsby.
The 6-foot-3, 204-pound Barr played in 13 games last season, mainly on special teams, and was pressed into duty as a long snapper on punts Nov. 12 against Hawaii. He is competing with sophomore Nicholai Pitman to handle snapping duties this season. A Redding, Calif., native, Barr played in 2013 and 2014 at Shasta (Calif.) College before transferring to Boise State.
WALK-ONS PUT ON SCHOLARSHIP UNDER HARSIN
2014 (4): TE Jake Hardee, LS Kevin Keane, RB Charles Bertoli, OL Mason Hampton
2015 (1): LB Leighton Vander Esch
2016 (5): OL Kellen Buhr; LS Matt Cota, WR Taylor Pope, LB Blake Whitlock, RB Ryan Wolpin
2017 (5): NT Sonatane Lui, TE Jake Knight, LB/CB Avery Williams, DE Austin Silsby, WR/LS Brock Barr