The Boise State Broncos are an up and coming program and one of the reasons is they have an outstanding track record identifying talent that will come to Boise State and help them win football games.
Once again the Bronco staff has shown an astute eye for talent landing two outstanding players to join the BSU cause in quarterback Alex Brink (photo) (6-3, 190, 4.78) from Eugene (Ore.) Sheldon and athlete/quarterback Mike Altieri (6-1, 180, 4.7) from Visita, Calif.
Brink closed out his outstanding high school career leading Sheldon high school the big school Oregon State Championship and a perfect 14-0 record.
Brink was selected Oregon’s Gatorade Player of the Year and he was the state 4A player of the year in 2002 after throwing for 3,928 yards and 36 touchdowns.
Brink is a winner who has a 35-3 record as Sheldon’s starting signal caller. Over his junior and senior seasons he was 26-1 and played in two state championship games.
Altieri was also an outstanding quarterback with a penchant for winning. After leading Vista high the San Diego Section CIF Championship as a junior, Altieri once again led Vista to the championship game this losing in a squeaker 14-13.
As a senior Altieri rushed for 947 yards and 11 touchdowns while throwing for 743 yards and accounting for five more touchdowns.
Defense looks to be Altieri’s calling on the next level. He was recruited as a safety. “Mike is a ball hawk from the safety position,” Vista head coach said Greg Hauser said.
The Broncos may have had an ally in their pursuit of the talented athlete/quarterback from Vista because he is the younger brother of senior Bronco defensive tackle Tony Altieri.