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Boise State Football: 3 Second-Year Players Poised for Stardom in 2023

Boise State Football: 3 Second-Year Players Poised for Stardom in 2023

Boise State Football: 3 Second-Year Players Poised for Stardom in 2023

The Boise State football team's second season under Andy Avalos went considerably more smoothly than its first, as the Broncos finished 10-4 and won the division.


The difference between the Broncos finishing the 2022 season rated in the final AP Top 25 and not was possibly a win or two, but a defeat in the Mountain West championship game. However, they bounced back to defeat North Texas in the Frisco Bowl.


These three players from the 2023 class will be crucial to Avalos' efforts to return the Broncos to the top of the Group of Five standings heading into the 2023 season.

#3 Dishawn Misa, Linebacker

The higher-rated signee in Boise State’s 2022 class, many expected Dishawn Misa to have a significant role on the defense in year one. That didn’t quite happen.


In fact, Misa played in just four games as a freshman and most of his production came on special teams. He ended the year with just one tackle and had fans clamoring for more of the former four-star recruit. By playing in just four games, Misa retained that redshirt which is great news because fans will want him to be around for as long as possible. 


He can be that good for the Broncos moving forward. They’re losing a starter at linebacker next season and Misa could slide right in and make some noise.

#2 Austin Terry, Tight End

Although Riley Smith announced he’d be coming back for another year, I think we’re going to see another tight end rise on the depth chart and become a borderline star in the Boise State offense. That could be Austin Terry.


The former three-star tight end may not overtake Smith on the depth chart as the senior had over 200 yards and a touchdown last season, but he’s going to become an integral part of the offense in 2023. 


Terry was actually Boise State’s second-highest-rated recruit in the 2022 class as the No. 51 tight end in the nation and No. 901 overall, so I wouldn’t be shocked to see him finally earn some playing time. He’ll be a redshirt freshman next season and I think the sky is the limit for the 6-5, 230-pounder from Washington.

#1 Ashton Jeanty, Running back

There was a massive discrepancy between Ashton Jeanty’s 247Sports ranking and other recruiting sites’ evaluation of the running back from Texas. Well, it turns out he looked more like the four-star that 247Sports thought he was. 


He was ranked as the nation’s No. 29 back and the 45th-best recruit in the loaded state of Texas. And in year one, the four-star rushed for 818 yards and eight touchdowns and also caught 14 passes for 155 yards. 


Ashton Jeanty is just far too talented and versatile to keep off the field so even when Holani is getting the carries, he could come in to catch passes out of the backfield and make electric plays.

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