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Boise State is young and inexperienced at cornerback. Those playing in the spring game showed serious promise, but it is still a huge question mark for Petersen and his staff going into the fall.
The Broncos have a few guys on the roster who have game-time experience. However, one of them, Bryan Douglas, is coming back from a torn ACL late in the 2012 season.
Donte Deayon played in just five games in 2012 as a true freshman, and Deon'tae Florence made an appearance in seven games last season.
Some assistance in the form of JUCO transfers should help the team overall, but they are still an unknown at this point. Cleshawn Page was in camp this spring, and he did look good in the spring game. However, Mercy Maston won't arrive until this fall.
Redshirt freshman Chaz Anderson looked good in the spring game as well. There will be few more freshman joining the team this fall, but there is no way to know if any of them will pan out right away.
As it stands now, the Broncos have three guys with minimal experience as Broncos, a couple of guys who have played at the collegiate level and some true freshman unknowns at cornerback.
When it's laid out that way, it doesn't sound all that encouraging for Boise State fans. However, the way Anderson, Deayon, Florence and Page looked this spring, there is plenty for those same fans to be excited about.
Cornerback will be very interesting for Boise State going into the 2013 season.