Hiwat emerging as go to wide receiver

Hiwat emerging as go to wide receiver

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by Ryan Larrondo

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Posted on April 17, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 9:07 PM

BOISE-- It has been a question asked all Spring long in Boise: how do the Broncos replace talented wide receivers Austin Pettis and Titus Young? The Broncos may have found one answer to that question in sophomore wide out Geraldo Hiwat.

On Saturday, the Capital High graduate made his case for more playing time at the annual Blue and Orange game, catching five passes for 94 yards, including a 48 yard reception from Joe Southwick.

"He's making strides. He really is," BSU head coach Chris Petersen said. "We're anxious to watch him, and to watch him develop. If he can keep taking strides like he has this last season and during spring ball he's going to be a solid weapon for us."

"The biggest thing I think is now he's catching the ball like glue now," sophomore quarterback Joe Southwick said. "His hands have improved and there's a new comfort level for that guy and he runs good routes, always has. He's got that blazing speed. So you know he's got to continue to work on those hands and he could be something in the fall."

The Broncos open the 2011 season against Georgia at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on September 3. 

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