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Boise State football adds JC wide receiver with NFL bloodlines

The Boise State football program addressed a significant need Tuesday with a commitment from junior college wide receiver Cedrick Wilson Jr. of Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College.

Wilson has 66 catches for 1,045 yards and 17 touchdowns this season. He ranks second in catches, first in yards, first in touchdowns and first in yards per catch for the high-powered Coffeyville offense.

He also is 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, which will add a big body to the Broncos’ smallish crew of receivers.

Wilson, who is from Memphis, Tenn., has two seasons of eligibility remaining. He played quarterback in high school.

His dad, Cedrick Wilson Sr., played at Tennessee and spent seven years in the NFL with the 49ers and Steelers (2001-07). He finished his pro career with 178 catches for 2,365 yards and eight touchdowns. He won a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers at the end of the 2005 season.

Here are the Broncos’ returning wide receivers for 2016 (with 2016 classes):

16 Taylor Pope, 6-0, 183, R-Sr.

6 Chaz Anderson, 5-10, 186, R-Sr.

82 Thomas Sperbeck, 6-0, 175, Sr.

89 Brock Barr, 6-3, 202, R-Jr.

80 D.J. Dean, 6-1, 197, R-Jr.

83 David McKinzie, 6-0, 173, R-Jr.

17 Austin Cottrell, 6-2, 206, Jr.

28 A.J. Richardson, 6-0, 205, R-So.

8 Sean Modster, 5-11, 187, R-So.

81 Akilian Butler, 5-10, 175, So.

9 Bryan Jefferson, 5-11, 188, R-Fr.

2016 RECRUITING CLASS

– QB Micah Wilson, 6-3, 205, Lincoln Christian School (Tulsa, Okla.)

– DL Chase Hatada, 6-3, 260, Rocklin (Calif.) High

– CB Robert Lewis, 5-10, 170, Augustus Hawkins High (Los Angeles)

– OL Kole Bailey, 6-5, 285, Twin Falls High

– RB Robert Mahone, 6-0, 200, Prosper (Texas) High

– WR Julian Carter, 6-2, 175, Saguaro High (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

– OL Ezra Cleveland, 6-6, 270, Bethel High (Spanaway, Wash.)

– CB Reid Harrison-Ducros, 5-11, 175, Heritage High (Colleyville, Texas)

– LB/S Desmond Williams, 6-0, 190, Centennial High (Corona, Calif.)

– LB Tyson Maeva, 6-0, 225, Cathedral Catholic High (San Diego)

– RB Damarea Crockett, 5-11, 211, Little Rock (Ark.) Christian

– TE Nick Crabtree, 6-6, 250, Huntington Beach (Calif.) High

– LB Ali'i Niumatalolo, 6-2, 225, Broadneck HS (Annapolis, Md.)

– DE Derriyon Shaw, 6-4, 225, Legacy High (Las Vegas)

– K/P Joel Velazquez, 6-1, 225, Trabuco Hills High (Mission Viejo, Calif.)

– WR Cedrick Wilson Jr., 6-3, 190, Coffeyville C.C. (Memphis, Tenn.)

Note: Boise State is believed to have two more commitments who haven't publicly announced their decisions.

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