The Boise State football team added to its thinning tailback roster Tuesday by signing Stanford transfer Kelsey Young for a one-year boost.
Young, the older brother of redshirt freshman tailback and Spring Game standout Cory Young, holds a computer science degree from Stanford. That makes him eligible to play immediately this fall, his last season of college football.
Young was Stanford’s second-leading rusher in 2014 with 66 carries for 331 yards. He also has played some wide receiver. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry and 8.9 yards per catch over the past three seasons.
He was a SuperPrep All-American at Norco (Calif.) High. He rushed for more than 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior. He was the nation’s No. 21 running back prospect in the 2011 class, according to Scout.com and Rivals.com.
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Young joins a wide-open race to replace last year’s offensive star, NFL-bound tailback Jay Ajayi. Sophomore Jeremy McNichols, senior Jack Fields, junior Devan Demas and Cory Young are the only other scholarship tailbacks in the program.
Here is our tailbacks preview from last week.
The Broncos lost Charles Bertoli, who decided to pursue other interests, and 2015 signee Raymond Sheard, who was arrested in Texas, this spring.