There are four freshman tight ends and three freshman wide receivers listed on the 2013 Boise State football roster going into fall camp. However, not all of them will be participating.
True Freshman Tight Ends: Alec Dhaenens, Jake Roh
Unfortunately for Alec Dhaenens, he suffered a knee injury in his senior season of high school. He is a very talented tight end and, when healthy, should be something special for the Broncos.
He will most likely grayshirt in 2013, but a redshirt could be in his future if rehab is progressing better than expected. Either way, when he finally hits camp, expect him to make some noise.
Jake Roh was a very talented receiver and linebacker for Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. He is a complete athlete, and that shows in his game film.
If Roh doesn't make at least a few waves this fall, it would be surprising. He has decent size, has good speed, catches the ball in traffic very well and gets considerable yardage after contact.
True Freshman Wide Receivers: D.J. Dean, Tanner Shipley
On the wide receiver side, D.J. Dean and Tanner Shipley will try to make their presences known.
Dean is a local player who delayed enrollment one year because of injury. He finally arrived on campus in the spring of this year.
Shipley is a distant cousin of the NFL's Jordan Shipley. He had other offers from Oregon State, BYU, Colorado and Wyoming. However, Shipley jumped at the chance to be a Bronco.
Expect him to do his best to impress coaches enough to escape a redshirt. However, that probably isn't likely with the amount of talent ahead of him on the roster.
Redshirt Freshman Tight Ends: Brennyn Dunn, Jackson Reed
A pair of in-state walk-ons will be competing this fall for some playing time.
Jackson Reed is out of Timberline High School in Boise. He has the size for the job at 6'4" and 218 pounds.
Brennyn Dunn came to Boise from all the way on the other side of the state. He was a star tight end and defensive end for Preston High School in Preston, Idaho. He also has decent size at 6'3" and 212 pounds.
Both of these guys turned down scholarship offers from other schools to walk on for the Broncos. That alone shows that they have the heart needed.
Still, with the Broncos set at tight end, it may be a while before they get their chance.
Redshirt Freshman Wide Receiver: Taylor Pope
Taylor Pope is intriguing. He was a very good quarterback in high school, but he was also an extremely good special teams player.
At Boise State, he chose to walk on as a wide receiver.
With his experience on special teams, you would imagine he will try to make a name for himself there. The roster is full of wide receivers with experience in front of him, so it could be a while before he catches any passes for the Broncos.