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