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On eve of early signing day, Boise State football gets commitment from another running back

Oxnard (California) High running back Danny Smith committed to Boise State on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Oxnard (California) High running back Danny Smith committed to Boise State on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Boise State football team is looking to add some depth at its skill positions this offseason, starting with Wednesday’s early signing period. The Broncos got a boost Tuesday afternoon in powerful running back Danny Smith, from Oxnard (California) High.

Smith, who transferred to Oxnard from Morrilton (Arkansas) High, rushed for 1,610 yards and 20 touchdowns this season in nine games, adding nine receptions for 180 yards. Smith (5-foot-11, 205 pounds) also had offers from San Diego State, Hawaii and New Mexico, according to 247Sports.com.

Boise State also has a commitment from Andrew VanBuren of Chaminade Prep in California at running back. Arizona running back Zidane Thomas decommitted earlier this month.

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

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

▪ NT Scale Igiehon, 6-2, 327, Del Valle (Texas) High

▪ DE/LB Kukea Emmsley, 6-4, 230, Kapolei (Hawaii) High

▪ NT Keeghan Freeborn, 6-1, 310, Rocky Mountain High

▪ RB Andrew Van Buren, 5-11, 196, Chaminade Prep (West Hills, Calif.)

▪ C Kekaniokoa Gonzalez 6-2, 286, Mater Dei High (Santa Ana, Calif.)

▪ TE Cole Ramseyer, 6-4, 230, Coeur d’Alene High

▪ WR John Hightower, 6-4, 185, Hinds CC (Landover, Md.)

▪ STUD Demitri Washington, 6-5, 235, Santa Fe Christian High (Solana Beach, Calif.)

▪ WR Stefan Cobbs, 6-0, 170, Fossil Ridge High (Keller, Texas)

▪ WR Billy Bowens, 6-1, 175, Redlands (Calif.) East Valley High

▪ WR Khalil Shakir, 6-0, 180, Vista Murrieta (Calif.) High

▪ OL Garrett Curran, 6-5, 285, Granite Hills High (El Cajon, Calif.)

▪ RB Danny Smith, 5-11, 205, Oxnard (Calif.) High

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