Kaonohi Kaniho

Kaonohi Kaniho

Following the 2019 recruiting class, one of the best non-power recruiting classes ever according to SBNation, the Boise State Broncos’ 2020 class has a lot to live up to.

But the Bronco coaching staff is already hard at work putting together the class that will sign in December.

Boise State added two more commits this week, bringing the total of known commitments to five.

Both of the Broncos recent commits are cornerbacks ranked at three stars by 247Sports, as Kaonohi Kaniho, out of Kahuku, Hawaii, and Donovan Clark out of Tacoma, Washington, both announced their plans to come to Boise.

They join Isaiah Bradford, a three-star safety out of Redlands. California, who committed in April, as well as a pair of June commits. Brandon Hernandez, an offensive lineman from Yucaipa, California, and tight end Russell Corrigan from Hutchinson, Minnesota, round out the Broncos’ current commit list.

Kaniho, who plays his first game of his senior season on Saturday, already is familiar with the Boise State program. His brother, Kekaula Kaniho is a junior defensive back for the Broncos.

The younger Kaniho says he had one other scholarship offer from Hawaii, but the chance to have another opportunity to play with Kekaula was one that he couldn’t pass up.

“I played with him when I was a freshman in high school, when he was a senior,” said Kaonohi Kaniho, who announced his commitment on Twitter Thursday. “It’s like deja vu all over again, just at a higher level of football.”

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Kaniho says that his family’s connection was always a major factor in his recruitment and a reason why Boise State was always at the forefront of where he had his sights set on.

“I already know what they’re all about,” he said. “They’ve been with me since Day 1.”

His commitment comes just days after Clark’s. Clark announced his commitment to Boise State on Monday. According to 247Sports, Clark also held offers from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah State.

Corrigan made his commitment public on June 24. Listed as a two-star tight end by 247Sports, he also had 10 offers listed, including Ivy League schools Harvard and Princeton.

Hernandez, who reportedly had offers from multiple Pac-12 and Mountain West schools, announced his commitment June 20. According to 247Sports, Hernandez is listed at 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds.

Bradford was the first to commit to the Broncos’ class, choosing Boise State over Colorado, Colorado State and San Jose State. He announced his commitment April 29. Max Preps credits Bradford with 102 tackles during his junior season at Redlands East Valley High, including five tackles for a loss.

The early signing period for football this season begins Dec. 18.

John Wustrow is the assistant sports editor of the Idaho Press. He is a Michigan native and a graduate of Indiana University.

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