Boise State football gets commitment from high school punter/kicker Sean Wale

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State added to its collection of kickers Wednesday with a commitment from Sean Wale of La Habra (Calif.) High.

Wale (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) was recruited primarily as a punter but he has more experience as a kicker. He started for three seasons as the kicker and one season as the punter at La Habra.

Coach Chris Petersen and special teams coach Jeff Choate visited Wale on Wednesday.

“The way they were talking to me today it seemed like they wanted me to try the kicking job, too,” he said.

The Broncos graduated starting punter Brad Elkin, which opened a scholarship for a kicker. They also have a freshman kicker on scholarship, Jake Van Ginkel. Walk-ons Dan Goodale and Michael Frisina struggled as the placekicking tandem last season.

The only punter on the roster is walk-on kickoff specialist Trevor Harman, who has shown the power but not the consistency to hold that job.

Wale, who lives in Whittier, Calif., attended a kicking camp in Boise last summer. He also had a scholarship offer from Navy but committed within hours of receiving his offer from the Broncos.

“I kind of had my mind set on Boise,” he said.

Wale averaged 47.5 yards per punt this past season, he said. He was 9-of-11 on field goals with a long of 52 yards, he said.

“I’d say he’s a top-20 national prospect,” said Chris Sailer, who is Wale’s kicking coach. “The leg strength is there. The potential is there.”

Here's Boise State's 2012 recruiting class:

2012 RECRUITING CLASS
— QB Nick Patti, 5-11, 190, Dr. Phillips HS (Orlando, Fla.)
— WR/RB Shane Rhodes, 5-7, 160, Klein Collins HS (Spring, Texas)
— CB Chaz Anderson, 6-0, 175, Loyola HS (Los Angeles)
— TE Armand Nance, 6-1, 238, Dekaney HS (Houston)
— RB Devan Demas, 5-9, 170, Cypress Creek HS (Houston)
— OL Steven Baggett, 6-4, 250, Martin HS (Arlington, Texas)
— RB Jack Fields, 5-11, 200, Americas HS (El Paso, Texas)
— CB Donte Deayon, 5-9, 155, Summit HS (Fontana, Calif.)
— LB Ben Weaver, 6-1, 225, Klein HS (Spring, Texas)
— OL Travis Averill, 6-4, 280, Servite HS (Anaheim, Calif.)
— LB Andrew Pint, 6-2, 215, Valor Christian HS (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
— N Chris Santini, 6-1, 216, Leland HS (San Jose, Calif.)
— S Chanceller James, 6-2, 190, Steele Canyon HS (San Diego)
— DE Elliot Hoyte (Tavistock, England)
— WR/S D.J. Dean, 6-1, 190, Eagle HS
— DE Demarcus Lawrence, 6-4, 240, Butler CC (Aiken, S.C.)
— TE Connor Peters, 6-4, 245, Laney College (Antioch, Calif.)
— P/K Sean Wale, 6-2, 180, La Habra HS (Whittier, Calif.)

Grayshirt from 2011 class
— TE Hayden Plinke, 6-4, 230, Glencoe HS (Hillsboro, Ore.)

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If you have not done so yet for 2012-2013, please join the Bronco Athletic Association. It is a wonderful organizaqtion and collects money to provide academic scholarships for Bronco athletes, pay coaches and staff salaries and bonuses, fund expansion and growth projects, and much other 'good stuff'.

If the Broncos are to continue the current Top Tier National Powerhouse Football Dominance, the BAA needs your help.
Please join the BAA at the highest level you can afford. Here is some information about the membership levels and how to join:

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In addition, the BAA needs your help in getting enough money to make the planned expansion of Bronco Stadium and the Coaches Complex, a reality. This is Coach Pete's Dream and President Kustra has said it is extremely important to support also. Here is how you can donate and help out, all online:

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Thank you, in advance, for considering joining the BAA and contributing money to the BAA for expansion projects. You will think it is 'money well spent' and a Cheap Bargain At Any Price", when the Bronco Football Team brings back the FBS National Championship Trophy to our Great State.
Please join me and many other Idahoan Vandals and Idahoan Broncos in providing as much support as you can.

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

Some stuff on the new kid

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/sep/01/sports/la-sp-0901-sean-wale-la-habra-20110901

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc1e1xESdjU

This is a must read

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/habra-318809-lutheran-sullivan.html

Ω After watching that ...

... I'm guessing a couple of people currently in the program won't be for much longer.

Good find.

Yes good find funky...

I have heard some rumblings that one or two footies probably wont be back. Spring ball is going to be fun.

Did you notice that in your last link

Did you notice that in your last link, at the 1:37 mark of the video, Wales missed a 35 yard FG (wide right) that would have won the game for them... Sound familiar?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDAhXmzowGU

Welcome back Kid

Hope you enjoyed your "SEC" Christmas :)

Ω TBK, the 1:37 mark ...

... was a kickoff. Did you mean a different point in the video? I didn't see any misses, but you know he's had 'em.

Welcome back.

:- ) check the "last" link funk posted

then check my post and you'll see that I'm referring to the last link and not his youtube link

LOL ... Been skimming through some of the drama I missed out on, and I must say that maybe ugly and VNDL were right about the lack of reading comprehension skills of the "HSC!" ;-) but on a serious note....

I saw this morning that there's been a lot of activity over at Donna Larsen Park, and with winter here and BSU having an indoor track, It would be nice to see some heavy equipment in Bronco Stadium ripping up the track.

Ω Thanks for the correction.

Watched it and OUCH! We don't need to see that stuff again.

All Idahoans

Please join the Bronco Athletic Association (BAA).

Please join the BAA at the highest level you can afford. Here is some information about the membership levels and how to join:

https://baamember.nolatepayments.com/

You will think it is 'money well spent' and a Cheap Bargain At Any Price", when the Bronco Football Team brings back the FBS National Championship Trophy to the City of Boise and our Great State.

Please join me, ugly, SIF, TBK, windex, JLandon, and B81 who have joined the BAA and are currently providing as much support as we can.

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

Statesman's Monitors

There is absolutely nothing in the post above that got flagged that is at all violative of any contition of the Statesman's TOS.

This is just another example of several people who claim to be Broncos, going out of their way to destroy fundraising efforts of the BAA for the benefit of the Bronco Football Team.

It is so sad that we have some posters who want to see the failure of the BAA and will do everything they can to destroy the Bronco Football Team and the BAA.

VNDL

Good thing for aqfunk

that there is no rule against flagging your own post.......

I didn't flag my own posts and you know it

I didn't flag my pown posts.

Go ahad and call the Statesman or send them an e-mail and they will tell you who flagged it. It was not me.

My money is on you as the flagger.

You fit the profile:

A person who hates Vandals to the poi8t you will destroy BAA fundraising efforts in the process of hating Vandals.

You have already cost the BAA about $8,000 in potential Vandal memberships to the BAA or so it has been calculated at this time at Bronco Stadium.

Keep it up. You like costing the BAA money, becuase you think it is funny to make fun of Vandals.

Very much Kindergarten stuff on your part. You would rather see the BAA get hurt but Vandals also, made fun of in the process.

Real brilliance on your part. Not !!

You must be following my postings arouind and following them quite close, ss I noticed it sure wasnt' verylong from the time I posted to the time you were accusing me of flagging, as well.

You are woirse off than razor. You can't ignore reading my posts and responding to them. Nor of ugly's posts. We kind of own you in that area You are addicted to your hatredof Vandals. It feeds the Serotonin levels of your brain and makes you feel happy.

VNDL

Yes you did, and we ALL know it

You are begging for attention

You NEED the attention

You flagged you own post, no need to deny it.

He wants to runn BAA Membership money away from the BAA

Prove it!!

Let's see your proof!!

You need the attention.

You cannot stop reading my posts and responding to them.

We BAA Members own you, cuz you hate us so much.

You are not a True Bronco.

You are a Trouble Maker that is costing the BAA thousands of dollars in funraising and membership money every week. You are being watched.

You are not any Big Time Member of the BAA.

You spend your time these days undernmining efforts on the behalf of the BAA to increase their membership.

We got your real name and real number.

You are a Bronco Hater from waay back.

You are the proof

It's easy to see......

We all see it....

You crave the attention, we get it.

Sad, but true.

Anyone else

get the feeling that the village idiot is begging for attention?

Ω What are you talking about?

I don't see anything.

Oh, okay. Now I get it.

hey razor - do you always post this kinda stuff?

Ω DBeav
Submitted by razor on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 8:09pm.
You're old and not the least bit interesting.
Go back to Corvallis and sit in your own shít.

Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/01/04/ccripe/state_board_approves_raise_boise_state_football_coach_chris_pete?page=1#storylink=cpy

Whoops...

I guess I banished ugs70 again. Whats he saying today for attention?

Other

village idiot.....

does your Buddy razor always post stuff like this?

Ω DBeav
Submitted by razor on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 8:09pm.
You're old and not the least bit interesting.
Go back to Corvallis and sit in your own shít.

Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/01/04/ccripe/state_board_approves_raise_boise_state_football_coach_chris_pete?page=1#storylink=cpy

Your Cloaking Device is not turned on?

Dude, you gotta get razor to get you set up with the Cloaking Device he uses to ignore my posts and uglie's posts. It is so rad!!!

razor has some software that he downloads and then sets it up to automaticaly delete any postings by either 'VNDL' or 'ugly'. The purposes of razor's software, as he has explained it to us, is to he doens't have to read our stuff an postings, as he automatically assumes that what we have to post is not worth his time to read and reading our postings can threaten his longevity, as it makes him very tired to read our stuff.

We don't want him to tip over - as he is prolly a good GrandPa to some ittle fat kids and such, but Dude - he needs to be slack'in on us a little bit.

You need to chill out, too Dude, and just turn on your automatic censoring software and automatically tune out what ugly and I have to say in our posts.

If you do that, you will find out you do not have to respond to our posts. Life will be easier for you with less stress, as you will have that much less to respond to.

I will make you a deal - I will not read your posts if you don't read my posts. But if you cheat and read my posts and resond, in any way , the deal is off and I will start reading your posts and responding to your posts which are in response to my posts - Deal??

VNDL

Like I said

"other" village idiot......

This is so important that I am gonna post it again.

Please join the Bronco Athletic Association (BAA).

Please join the BAA at the highest level you can afford. Here is some information about the membership levels and how to join:
https://baamember.nolatepayments.com/

You will think it is 'money well spent' and a Cheap Bargain At Any Price", when the Bronco Football Team brings back the FBS National Championship Trophy to the City of Boise and our Great State.

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

This post did not violate Sstatesman TOS

This post did not violate Statesman TOS

All this post does is to encourage All Idahoans to join the Bronco Athletics Association.

Apparently the person who flagged this post does not want any Idhaohans to join the BAA.

Of course not

We all know you flagged yourself.......

To those that say the BAA and fundraising is 'nonsense'

You do realize that your comments are being read by potetial BAA members and contributors to much needed Bronco Football Team projects, in a much wider reach than just around some bar table at the Broadway Ram, when you have a gut full of beer, and you are yakking to your Buds, don't you?

We have already doc@mented that you have cost the BAA approximately $8,000 of Fundly donations due to your little rants and raves about how evil Vandals are.

Keep it up!!

A running tally sheet of the amount of money you are causing as damages to the BAA is being maintained in an office at Bronco Stadium.

You may think it is funny to deride fundraising efforts on behalf of the BAA, on a public forum, but the BAA does not.

Thank you for memorializng your positions and 'locking yourselves in'.

Now the Sausage Maker gets turned on.

All fans of the Bronco Football Team

Please join the Bronco Athletic Association (BAA).

Please join the BAA at the highest level you can afford. Here is some information about the membership levels and how to join:
https://baamember.nolatepayments.com/

You will think it is 'money well spent' and a Cheap Bargain At Any Price", when the Bronco Football Team brings back the FBS National Championship Trophy to the City of Boise and our Great State.

Go 2012 Broncos.
VNDL
BAA Member #63799

razor - do you always post stuff like this one?

Ω DBeav
Submitted by razor on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 8:09pm.
You're old and not the least bit interesting.
Go back to Corvallis and sit in your own shít.

Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/01/04/ccripe/state_board_approves_raise_boise_state_football_coach_chris_pete?page=1#storylink=cpy

Not always

Only when needed.

Do you have a list

of what towns what people are from that they need to go back to that town and sit in a pile of their own 'stuff'?

And, it is a 'need' by you and your 'possee', to post that kind of stuff/gripe/garbage.

How old are you 10 years old?

I honestly thought JLandon and B81 were better types of people than to identify with the likes of you. Oh well, I guess not. Bbirds of a Feather flock together.

Just out of curiosity, what 'need' is satisfied with razor posting the stuff he did in that post? It is some sicko - stuff. Real sicko stuff. Yuck, poopy poopy dirty slimy infested stuff.

I need to take a shower after reading razor's stuff.

"poopy poopy"

Seriously, what adult would post that?

Your need for attention may only be out done by your sensitivity.....

One Spartan we don't have to deal with

http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story/_/id/7428662/michigan-state-spartans-jerel-worthy-entering-draft

All fans of Bronco football

Please join the Bronco Athletic Association (BAA).

Please join the BAA at the highest level you can afford. Here is some information about the membership levels and how to join:

https://baamember.nolatepayments.com/

You will think it is 'money well spent' and a Cheap Bargain At Any Price", when the Bronco Football Team brings back the FBS National Championship Trophy to the City of Boise and our Great State.
Please join me, ugly, SIF, TBK, windex, JLandon, and B81 who have joined the BAA and are currently providing as much support as we can.

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

I have to feel for this guy...

If he misses one, some of you will want him committed somewhere else(!)

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Websites: Everytime you get it the way you're comfortable with somebody gives a monkey a rock, bottle and a dollar.

Good read

http://sportsill-ustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/12/27/mailbag.bowls/index.html?sct=cf_bf3_a7

(remove the - )

All fans of the Blue and Orange Bronco football

Please join the Bronco Athletic Association (BAA).

Please join the BAA at the highest level you can afford. Here is some information about the membership levels and how to join:

https://baamember.nolatepayments.com/