Wilson adds depth to Boise State receiving corps; Wolpin gets scholarship

Junior college transfer Cedrick Wilson is expected to be a big contributor at wide receiver this season.

BOISE - Last season three guys carried the Boise State receiving corps. Thomas Sperbeck, Chaz Anderson, and the recently graduated Shane Williams-Rhodes accounted for almost 91 percent of all catches and yards by Boise State wide receivers in 2015.

Heading into this season, Williams-Rhodes is gone, but the Broncos likely found someone who can help replace his production in junior college transfer Cedrick Wilson.

At Coffeyville Junior College, the 6-3, 183-pound Wilson was named NJCAA All-American after ranking third in the country last year with an average of 116.1 receiving yards per game.

Shortly after the season ended, he transferred to Boise State and benefited greatly from the chance to get up to speed during spring ball.

With the season-opener just days away, Wilson is confident he ready to compete at the NCAA level, and make his Division I dreams come true.

"I'm playing with a lot of confidence," he said. "I just keep practicing each day so the confidence is getting higher and higher."

The team leaves for Lafayette, Louisiana and their season-opening matchup against the Ragin' Cajuns on Thursday.

RELATED: Game Day Guide: Boise State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

WOLPIN GETS SCHOLLY

Junior running back Ryan Wolpin is now a former walk-on. Wednesday, coach Bryan Harsin announced on Twitter that Wolpin has been placed on scholarship.

This was the fifth and final open scholarship available to the team this season. Over the last couple weeks, Harsin awarded scholarships to offensive lineman Kellen Buhr, long snapper Matt Cota, wide receiver Taylor Pope, and linebacker Blake Whitlock.

MORE: Boise State announces team captains; walk-ons awarded scholarships

Wolpin played in all 13 games last season, picking up 155 yards on 25 carries.

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