Boise State has added six walk-ons to their roster just as fall camp began Thursday. Included are another quarterback and a tight end who originally signed with Oregon State. Those six players give the Broncos the maximum players allowed at 105.
QB Garrett Collingham, 6-4, 202 lbs, Mountain View High School, Meridian, ID. Collingham threw for 1,655 yards and 12 TDs last season. He also rushed for 958 yards, and led his team to the 5A state championship game. Collingham was also getting interest from Washington, who wanted him to walk-on up there at tight end. He walks on at quarterback but runs the 40 yard dash in 4.58 seconds so it will be interesting to see if he converts to TE at Boise State.
LB Blair Ewers, 6-0, 215 lbs, Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA. He missed part of his junior year due to an injury, but came back as a senior and recorded 32 tackles, 5 tackles-for-loss, and a sack earning an all-conference honorable-mention pick last year.
LB Will Heffner, 6-2, 209 lbs, Bishop Kelly High School, Boise, ID. He is the son of former Boise State wide receiver Terry Heffner (1987 to 1990). Will helped the Knights to back-to-back 4A state titles as both a junior and senior. He can also catch the ball. Last season he had 41 catches for 728 yards, recorded 895 all-purpose yards, and was named to USA TODAY High School Sports’ 4A All-SIC Team.
TE Jake Knight, 6-4, 230 lbs, Rocky Mountain High, Meridian, ID., and Auburn University (sophomore). He was a tight end and linebacker at Rocky Mountain and as a senior in 2013 caught 27 passes for 526 yards and 8 TDs. He was also a track and field star at Rocky Mountain. Last season Knight signed with the Oregon State Beavers for football, but then decided to try track at Auburn. He placed 13th in the shot put at the 2015 SEC Indoor Championships. According to the NCAA rules, even though Knight did not play football at Auburn he will have to sit out this upcoming season.
OL Hunter Nettles, 6-3, 318 lbs, Capital High School, Boise, ID, and Snow College (junior). He spent two seasons at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah and was an All-Western State Football League honorable mention for the Badgers as a sophomore.
OL Dan Urquhart, 6-7, 324 lbs, Eden Prairie High School, Eden Prarie, MN and Alderson Broaddus University (Division II) in Pittsburg, Kansas. In 2011 he was an Associated Press Minnesota All-State honorable mention and helped Eden Prairie to Class AAAAA state title that year, earning second-team all-region and all-area honors, and was named first-team all-conference as a senior. At Alderson Broaddus he helped his team to their first winning season at the Division II level.