Broncos land top-ranked junior college tight end; Rypien gets all-star nod
As the early signing period draws near, the Boise State football team picked up a big commitment in the junior college tight end ranked No. 1 by 247Sports.com.
Austin Griffin, a 6-foot-7, 240-pounder from Mount San Antonio (Calif.) College, verbally committed to Boise State’s 2019 recruiting class Thursday evening. Griffin committed to Louisville this summer but decommitted from the Cardinals on Nov. 1. He will have two years of eligibility.
Griffin attended high school in St. George, Utah, graduating in 2013. He played rugby on club teams and worked full time before deciding to play football last year. He had 13 catches for 80 yards and a touchdown this season as a sophomore in six games. According to 247Sports, he also had offers from FAU and Fresno State, among others.
Prospects can begin to sign on Dec. 19.
RYPIEN COMMITS TO SHRINE GAME: Boise State senior quarterback Brett Rypien will play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 19 in Tampa. He is the nation’s active leading passer with 13,581 career yards.
Center Marcus Henry (2016) was the last Bronco to play in the game. Three other Boise State quarterbacks — Jim McMillan (1974), Bart Hendricks (2000) and Ryan Dinwiddie (2003) — were invited to the East-West contest.
BSU 2019 COMMITMENTS
QB Hank Bachmeier, 6-3, 190,
Murrieta (Calif.) Valley High
STUD/LB Casey Kline, 6-5, 215,
Brawley (Calif.) Union High
OL Jacob Golden, 6-6, 280, Peoria
RB Keegan Duncan, 6-3, 215, Declo
OL Ben Dooley, 6-5, 279, Fallon
(Nev.) Churchill County High
RB George Holani, 6-0, 195, St.
John Bosco High (Bellflower, Calif.)
QB Kaiden Bennett, 6-0, 175, Folsom
● (Calif.) High
WR Khyheem Waleed, 6-3, 190,
Casteel High (Queen Creek, Ariz.)
DE Michael Callahan, 6-4, 245,
Yorba Linda (Calif.) High
DE Isaiah Bagnah, 6-5, 245, Lethbridge
● (Alberta) Collegiate Institute
TE Austin Griffin, 6-7, 240, Mt. San
Antonio (Calif.) College
Austin Griffin, a 6-foot-7, 240-pounder from Mount San Antonio (Calif.) College, has verbally committed to Boise State.
Boise State senior quarterback Brett Rypien (4) will play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 19 in Tampa.