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Highly rated recruit won't join Boise State football team until school starts

Defensive Coordinator Marcel Yates The first day of spring football practice at Boise State's Caven-Williams Sports Complex on Monday morning.
Defensive Coordinator Marcel Yates The first day of spring football practice at Boise State's Caven-Williams Sports Complex on Monday morning. jjaszewski@idahostatesman.com

One of the highest-rated members of the Boise State football team’s 2014 recruiting class won’t be on the field in fall camp.

Defensive end Jabril Frazier, who announced his commitment to Boise State on National Signing Day, will join the Broncos when school begins at the end of the month, coach Bryan Harsin said Thursday. Frazier has been dealing with an academic issue this summer.

The rest of the newcomers, except safety Kekoa Nawahine (mission), will be on the field when fall camp begins Friday, Harsin said. No players are out with injuries or discipline issues, he said. Junior tight end Holden Huff is suspended for the season opener, but that was announced in March.

“All the guys who are banged up are going to participate in camp,” Harsin said. “A couple guys will be limited maybe when we get to two-a-day practices.”

Other notes from Harsin’s pre-camp press conference (audio here):

(Note: The audio has the full press conference. The video has about the first 10 minutes because of a technical issue.)

— “I’m excited to actually get started. We’ve had a lot of talk and it’s about time to get going.”

— The Broncos will open camp on their new grass practice field — DeChevrieux Field — adjacent to the parking lot between Bronco Stadium and Taco Bell Arena.

— Building chemistry is the top priority in camp. “I want to see our team disciplined, playing tough, a team that believes in what we’re doing,” Harsin said. “As we get through the first scrimmage we’ll start to focus on refining our skills and detailing our schemes and really start preparing ourselves for our season.”

— “The O-line and the D-line, it’s going to start there. You want to get your lines dialed in. You want to have depth in your lines and then you get to your skill positions. We can always move guys around and be creative. It’s very hard to move guys around and be creative up front.”

— On the newcomers: “As far as physically, can these guys get into the mix? Absolutely. That’s really the easy part. It’s how much can they handle going through a camp. This will be the hardest thing they’ve ever done, going through fall camp with us. We’ll see how they handle those demands.”

— He said tailback Jay Ajayi may carry the ball 15-30 times, depending on how games play out. “The bottom line is we’ve got to prepare him to go in there and be able to carry the ball 30 times and if that happens he’s prepared to do that. If he doesn’t, then you know what, schematically we’re probably utilizing our offense in the best way and we’re balanced.”

Eric Yates, the son of Boise State defensive coordinator Marcel Yates, has joined the Broncos program as a walk-on cornerback.

Yates, who attended Capital High until moving to Texas with his dad for his senior year, was out of school and football last year. He enrolled in classes at Boise State this summer.

Yates graduated from A&M Consolidated High in College Station, Texas, while his dad worked at Texas A&M. He made three interceptions in 2012. He was listed at 5-foot-9, 165 pounds.

Marcel Yates also played defensive back at Boise State.

The rest of this year’s walk-ons likely will be announced Friday when practice begins.

Recent notes:

— Boise State got votes in the Coaches Poll.

— The Broncos added an Idaho linebacker to their recruiting class.

Color schemes and ticket prices were announced.

Here’s my updated position-by-position roster:

QUARTERBACK

9 Grant Hedrick, 6-0, 195, R-Sr.

8 Tommy Stuart, 5-11, 190, So.

15 Ryan Finley, 6-4, 192, R-Fr.

Signee:

Alex Ogle, 6-3, 205, Fr.

TAILBACK

27 Jay Ajayi, 6-0, 216, R-Jr.

21 Jack Fields, 5-9, 197, Jr.

26 Devan Demas, 5-8, 172, R-So.

35 Charles Bertoli, 5-11, 190, R-So.

37 Ryan Wolpin, 5-8, 191, R-Fr.

39 Skyler Seibold, 6-1, 188, Fr.

Signees:

Jeremy McNichols, 5-10, 190, Fr.

Cory Young, 5-10, 180, Fr.

WIDE RECEIVER

2 Matt Miller, 6-3, 220, R-Sr.

81 Dallas Burroughs, 5-8, 171, Sr.

20 Terrell Johnson, 5-9, 172, R-Jr.

14 Troy Ware, 6-2, 183, R-Jr.

11 Shane Williams-Rhodes, 5-6, 160, Jr.

19 Taylor Pope, 6-0, 180, R-So.

82 Thomas Sperbeck, 6-0, 174, So.

80 D.J. Dean, 6-1, 195, R-Fr.

83 Tanner Shipley, 6-1, 183, R-Fr.

39 David McKinzie, 6-0, 169, R-Fr.

87 Dusty Fisher, 6-2, 181, R-Fr.

86 A.J. Richardson, 6-0, 196, Fr.

Signee:

Sean Modster, 6-0, 185, Fr.

Transfer commit:

Richard Smith, 5-9, 165, Jr. (Arizona State)

TIGHT END

89 Connor Peters, 6-4, 242, Sr.

84 Jake Hardee, 6-3, 237, R-Jr.

85 Holden Huff, 6-6, 223, R-Jr.

93 Brennyn Dunn, 6-3, 215, R-So.

98 Alec Dhaenens, 6-3, 243, R-Fr.

88 Jake Roh, 6-3, 226, R-Fr.

Signees:

Chase Blakley, 6-4, 235, Fr.

David Lucero, 6-5, 220, Fr.

OFFENSIVE LINE

72 Marcus Henry, 6-3, 285, R-Jr.

71 Rees Odhiambo, 6-4, 300, R-Jr.

76 Jerhen Ertel, 6-6, 274, R-Jr.

73 Travis Averill, 6-3, 304, R-So.

70 Steven Baggett, 6-3, 288, R-So.

66 Mario Yakoo, 6-4, 330, R-So.

60 Kellen Buhr, 6-1, 286, R-So.

74 Archie Lewis, 6-3, 277, R-Fr.

75 Eli McCullough, 6-5, 297, R-Fr.

52 Andrew Tercek, 6-1, 276, R-Fr.

59 Mason Hampton, 6-3, 274, R-Fr.

Signees:

Troy Bacon, 6-3, 280, Fr.

Andres Preciado, 6-6, 255, Fr.

Tennessee Su’esu’e, 6-2, 295, Fr.

DEFENSIVE END

53 Beau Martin, 6-2, 254, R-Sr.

94 Sam McCaskill, 6-3, 249, R-So.

Signee:

Rondell McNair, 6-4, 250, R-Jr.

STUD END

33 Gabe Perez, 6-4, 235, So.

92 Kamalei Correa, 6-3, 247, So.

54 Mat Boesen, 6-4, 229, R-Fr.

97 Austin Silsby, 6-3, 227, R-Fr.

Signees:

Jabril Frazier, 6-4, 225, Fr.

Kaleb Hill, 6-1, 215, Fr.

On mission:

Durrant Miles, 6-4, 220, Fr.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

69 Tyler Horn, 6-5, 276, Sr.

90 Justin Taimatuia, 6-0, 294, Sr.

58 Robert Ash, 6-3, 282, R-Jr.

40 Armand Nance, 6-0, 311, Jr.

96 Elliot Hoyte, 6-4, 276, R-So.

50 Nick Terry, 6-3, 276, R-Fr.

55 Tutulupeatau Mataele, 6-3, 290, R-Jr. (ineligible this year)

Signees:

Antoine Turner, 6-3, 280, R-Jr.

Dereck Boles, 6-2, 275, Fr.

David Moa, 6-3, 235, Fr.

LINEBACKER

45 Travis Saxton, 6-1, 233, R-Sr.

13 Blake Renaud, 6-2, 247, Sr.

36 Tyler Gray, 6-4, 224, Jr.

51 Ben Weaver, 6-0, 240, R-So.

25 Chris Santini, 6-0, 215, R-So.

44 Darren Lee, 6-1, 226, So.

20 Tanner Vallejo, 6-1, 227, So.

7 Joe Martarano, 6-3, 241, R-Fr.

CORNERBACK

1 Bryan Douglas, 5-9, 176, R-Sr.

3 Cleshawn Page, 5-9, 174, Sr.

19 Mercy Maston, 5-11, 195, Sr.

5 Donte Deayon, 5-9, 152, Jr.

6 Chaz Anderson, 5-10, 176, R-So.

30 Jonathan Moxey, 5-9, 179, So.

16 Dionza Blue, 5-11, 191, R-Fr.

21 Cameron Hartsfield, 5-10, 181, R-Fr.

Signee:

Zavior Hoxie, 5-11, 190, Fr.

SAFETY

10 Jeremy Ioane, 5-10, 192, R-Sr.

38 Corey Bell, 5-11, 208, Sr.

24 Taylor Loffler, 6-3, 211, R-Jr.

4 Darian Thompson, 6-2, 205, R-Jr.

28 Dillon Lukehart, 6-1, 207, R-Jr.

22 Chanceller James, 6-2, 211, R-So.

47 Brandon Brown, 5-11, 200, R-Fr.

29 Dylan Sumner-Gardner, 6-1, 201, Fr.

On mission:

Kekoa Nawahine, 6-3, 190, Fr.

KICKER

41 Dan Goodale, 5-10, 195, R-Sr.

28 Tyler Rausa, 5-9, 193, R-So.

PUNTER

26 Sean Wale, 6-2, 188, R-So.

LONG SNAPPER

46 Kevin Keane, 6-0, 215, Jr.

42 Matt Cota, 6-1, 199, R-Fr.

Email me at ccripe@idahostatesman.com.

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