Boise State lands second 2013 football commitment from Fruitland High

By Brian Murphy

Boise State football picked up a commitment from Fruitland High junior Alec Dhaenens for the Class of 2013, Fruitland coach Bruce Schlaich said Friday.


Dhaenens is the second Class of 2013 commitment for Boise State – and the second from Fruitland, joining teammate Joey Martarano.

Schlaich said Dhaenens met with Chris Petersen and the Broncos' coaching staff Friday at Boise State and gave his commitment.

Dhaenens is 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds. He is expected to play tight end/H-back for the Broncos. He had 20 catches for 452 yards and six touchdowns as a junior, good enough to earn 3A All-Idaho first-team honors. Dhaenens was also a second-team All-Idaho pick on the defensive line.

"Alec is big enough and fast enough to play inside and move outside as well," Schlaich said. "The upside we feel is just huge. Good things are still to come at our level."

Dhaenens and Martarano will be seniors for Fruitland this season. The Grizzlies have reached six consecutive 3A state title games, winning the championship in 2006 and 2010.

"This puts a litlte bit of a target on our back," Schlaich said of having two early commitments.

Dhaenens had an offer from Washington State and was getting interest from Nevada and Oregon.

Dhaenens is a 4.0 student, Schlaich said.

Boise State football 2013 commitments

LB Joey Martarano, 6-3, 230, Fruitland High

TE Alec Dhaenens, 6-4, 235, Fruitland High


Can't get enough state talent. I wonder if they looked at BSU's mission statement before they committed.

No written statement needed

BSU makes their statement on the Field. Besides, who wants to play for a school that just lost its "flagship" Identity. Sorry, but that ship has sailed and is reported headed to the big sky.

He He!

Heh heh!


Nothing better than having In-State athletes playing for us. Hope all goes well and they keep having fun when they get to BSU and get involved in the super involved, super speed playing at the BSU level. Keep up the good grades, your already 80% of the way to making the entire state proud of your accomplishments. 4.0 Neat grade average.

Congrads and hope your future cfb

at BSU goes well....

These kids

are going to be super athletes for the Broncos--and they are local!!. We have to appreciate that the Boise State program is nationally recognized with a great coaching staff that will give them an opportunity to realize their potential in front of us lucky fans here in the treasure valley. Go Broncos...

It must be the new weight room

that will be finished before they enrolled. The SBOE bonds are already benefiting Idahoans! Glad to have the local kids staying close to home.

Good to see some Ida kids--

Didnt get many in 2012 but appears coaches are having some luck for 2013. Have seen these 2 kids play few times since they were at Fruitland.
Best of luck to both.


So BSU has two unwritten committments from Fruitland HS for the 2013 schedule. That'll up their competition level?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who has games available in 2012

Of this list, this is how I see it

Florida St - Hell, YA!
Missouri - Maybe; not a good opponent, but it IS an SEC team
Nebraska - Hell, YA!

Any of the Big East schools would be ok as pre-cursors to our entering the Big East.

§ Nice to see Oklahoma

added UTEP and FAMU. Shamu must have been unavailable.

I can see FSU, Mizzou, or Nebraska. Any one of those would be excellent.

If it's the MWC in 2012

Boise State should push their 2012 games with Southern Miss and Miami (OH) to 2014. Then BSU could pick up three games against Big East teams that will be looking to fill the hole in their schedules. S. Miss and Miami (OH) can easily pick up games with other Big East teams in 2012, and Boise State gets a Big East preview against better competition.

Cincinnati vs BSU
BSU vs Louisville
Rutgers vs BSU