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Boise State coach Bryan Harsin finds a new way to give another walk-on a scholarship

Wide receiver Sean Modster tries to fend off safety Skyler Seibold at Boise State’s 2015 fall scrimmage at Albertsons Stadium in Boise.
Wide receiver Sean Modster tries to fend off safety Skyler Seibold at Boise State’s 2015 fall scrimmage at Albertsons Stadium in Boise. doswald@idahostatesman.com

For the fourth time during fall camp, the Boise State football team has placed a walk-on on a full-ride scholarship.

The latest is redshirt junior safety Skyler Seibold, which the team announced Friday in a video posted on its recruiting Twitter account. In the video, Boise State coach Bryan Harsin grabs the public address microphone at a team bowling function at Big Al’s in Meridian.

“I’d like to turn your attention to Lane 10, where we have all-time record with 256 points, and on full ride scholarship: Skyler Seibold,” Harsin said.

Seibold (6-foot-1, 210 pounds) hails from Temecula, Calif. He is a key special-teamer, making eight tackles the last two season. He played in the first five games of last season before an injury ended his year.

Six total players have been put on scholarship this year, tied for the most since 1998.

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 (6): NT Sonatane Lui, TE Jake Knight, LB/CB Avery Williams, DE Austin Silsby, WR/LS Brock Barr, S Skyler Seibold

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