Capital High senior football player Corey Bell commits to No. 4 Boise State

Another Capital High football player is bound for Boise State.

Senior Corey Bell has verbally committed to the Broncos, he told the Statesman on Wednesday night.

"It's always been a goal of mine, so I am really excited," said Bell, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound safety/running back. "It's going to be really cool. I can't explain how excited I am."

He'll be the fifth Capital player on BSU's roster, joining tight end Kyle Efaw, defensive end Jarrell Root, wide receiver Geraldo Hiwat and tight end Kyle Sosnowski. He played two seasons at Capital with Sosnowski and one season with Hiwat.

A three-year starter at safety for Capital (5-0, 2-0 5A Southern Idaho Conference Division 1), Bell has helped the Eagles limit opponents to 232 yards and 11.4. points per game this season, tops in the conference. He has 24 tackles — six for loss — and one sack through five games.

On offense, he has 51 carries for 345 yards and six touchdowns, and has 11 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown.

"We're really excited about him committing to Boise State," Capital coach Todd Simis said. "I don't think there's a better place for a young man to play college football. ... He personifies the Eagle way with hard work, a selfless attitude, commitment and toughness. That's what they are all about, too. He's the right type of guy to keep that thing going down at BSU."

Bell said Boise State's plan is to develop him as a nickel, which is a similar position to what he plays for Capital's defense.

"One of the most exciting things for me is the coaching staff," Bell said. "I go from what in my mind is one of the best high school coaching staffs to one of the best in college."

Capital plays Borah at 7 p.m. Friday at Bronco Stadium.

• QB Jimmy Laughrea, 6-2, 185, Rocklin (Calif.) HS
• DE Sam Ukwuachu, 6-5, 203, Pearland (Texas) HS
• WR Dallas Burroughs, 5-8, 165, Rocky Mountain HS (Meridian)
• DT Jeff Worthy, 6-4, 280, Whittier Christian HS (La Mirada, Calif.)
• DL Robert Ash, 6-3, 255, Cosumnes Oaks HS (Elk Grove, Calif.)
• S Taylor Loffler, 6-3, 195, Kelowna (B.C.) Secondary
• OL Rees Odhiambo, 6-3, 298, Mansfield (Texas) Legacy HS
• RB Jay Ajayi, 6-0, 200, Liberty HS (Frisco, Texas)
• LB Blake Renaud, 6-2, 230, De La Salle HS (Concord, Calif.)
• OG Marcus Henry, 6-3, 275, Bellevue (Wash.) HS
• CB Eric Agbaroji, 6-1, 180, Midlothian (Texas) HS
• S Corey Bell, 5-11, 200, Capital HS

Grayshirts from 2010:
• WR Troy Ware, 6-2, 164, Vista (Calif.) HS
• DE Tyler Horn, 6-4, 225, Mountain View HS (Meridian)
• TE Holden Huff, 6-6, 195, Rocklin (Calif.) HS

welcome to the blue, again

I'm glad to see him stay in Boise. Borah will win. Go LIONS!!!!!


Congratulations to Corey and BSU! He's a great young man and he will be a great addition to the strong BSU program that continues to recruit quality people and quality athletes. I can't wait to cheer for him on the blue!

another Idaho homegrown star in the making

Nice to see Idaho kids playing at BSU.

Gurkha Stick!

Congrats Corey! Keep that Eagle Pride rollin' and lay the wood to Borah on Friday night. We can't wait to watch you play for B.S.U., and move from one great program to the next. Capital's Football Family is very proud of you and we wish you the very best in all that you do. Good Luck and Go Eagles!

Jay Ajayi

I happened upon an article in Ajayi's local newspaper (through which describes the kid a one-man wrecking crew. The impression that the article gave is that he chose Boise State over any of the Texas schools because he wanted to be the future of football, not the past. That is a telling, telling, telling revelation.

Boise State's going to be in the top 5 in 2014, no doubt about it. Broncos ain't going nowhere.

Way To Go, Corey!!

I am so proud of you!!

You will make a fabulous addition to the Broncos. However, you know I will be cheering for Borah tomorrow...but I still wish you a kind of good game! ;)