By Chadd Cripe
© 2012 Idaho Statesman
Six scholarship recruits joined the Boise State football program Tuesday, including quarterback Nick Patti.
Tuesday was the first day of the spring semester at Boise State.
The newcomers include linebacker Tyler Gray (freshman; Templeton, Calif.), defensive lineman Elliot Hoyte (freshman; Tavistock, England), tight end Hayden Plinke (freshman; Hillsboro, Ore.), defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (redshirt sophomore; Aiken, S.C.), tight end Connor Peters (true sophomore; Antioch, Calif.) and Patti (freshman; Orlando, Fla.).
Plinke originally signed with Boise State last February and grayshirted. Gray originally signed with Hawaii and grayshirted, then changed his commitment to Boise State. Lawrence and Peters are junior college transfers. And Patti and Hoyte are new recruits. Patti graduated from high school a semester early. Hoyte has attended some community college.
Here’s an updated look at the 2012 recruiting class:
2012 RECRUITING CLASS
Joined program Jan. 17 (6):
— QB Nick Patti, 5-11, 195, fr., Dr. Phillips HS (Orlando, Fla.)
— DE Elliot Hoyte, 6-4, 275, fr., Tavistock, England
— LB Tyler Gray, 6-3, 215, fr., Templeton (Calif.) HS
— TE Hayden Plinke, 6-4, 230, fr., Glencoe HS (Hillsboro, Ore.)
— DE Demarcus Lawrence, 6-4, 248, so., Butler CC (Aiken, S.C.)
— TE Connor Peters, 6-4, 245, so., Laney College (Antioch, Calif.)
Oral commitments (14):
— 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)
— WR/S D.J. Dean, 6-1, 190, Eagle HS
— P/K Sean Wale, 6-2, 180, La Habra HS (Whittier, Calif.)