A Look At QB Kaiden Bennett, Bronco Commit

Kaiden Bennett, a 6’0”170-pound dual-threat quarterback from Folsom High School in Folsom, California has committed to Boise State. He has a three-star rating by 247 Sports.

He has high school career stats of 592 passing attempts with 416 completions. That’s a 70% completion. He has tossed 103 TDs. Also, he has carried the ball 288 times for 1736 yards for an average of 6 yards a carry.

Bennett has a nice motion that delivers a crisp tight spiral. In addition, he is a speedy agile runner with incredibly good footwork.

Kaiden is the Broncos second quarterback commit. Why two quarterback recruits in the same year?

Last year Zack Wilson was all in for the Broncos until crunch time and he bolted to BYU. The Broncos had to scramble to find another quarterback. They nabbed Riley Smith from far away Jacksonville, Florida.

Micah Wilson de-committed from the 2016 class and committed to Mizzou. Again the Bronco staff had to scramble for a replacement. They came up with Jake Constantine.

Constantine left after two seasons on the sidelines with the Broncos and now starts at Weber State.

The Broncos don’t want to be caught in the unenviable spot of making a bunch of last-minute phone calls or visits to secure a quarterback commit.

There is another possibility. Maybe head coach, Bryan Harsin, really likes the idea of the two-quarterback system employed last year. Thus, recruiting a guy who runs like a leopard and has a Howitzer for an arm.

Here’s another little tidbit; the similarities between Kaidn Bennett and Thomas Sperbeck are remarkable.

Nonetheless, Bennett is a good one and the quickest way to get on The Blue is to compete where there is the need.


About Kenton Lewis

Kenton lives in Boise. He is the former publisher of the Boise State sports site, Smurf Turf; writing exclusively about Broncos football and basketball. He is also a novelist and short story writer.

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