High School Football

The son of a former Fresno State assistant chooses to play for Boise State

Clovis West High’s DJ Schramm (on top) has given an oral commitment to Boise State, the rival of Fresno State. Schramm is the son of former Fresno State offensive coordinator Dave Schramm.
Clovis West High’s DJ Schramm (on top) has given an oral commitment to Boise State, the rival of Fresno State. Schramm is the son of former Fresno State offensive coordinator Dave Schramm. ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

DJ Schramm, the son of former Fresno State offensive coordinator Dave Schramm, announced Tuesday evening he has committed to Boise State.

“I would also like to thank the Boise State coaching staff for believing in my abilities,” DJ Schramm wrote in a tweet. “With that being said, I am going to continue my education and football career at Boise State University!!”

DJ Schramm will be a senior this upcoming school year at Clovis West High.

Verbal commitments are nonbinding, and some recruits have changed their mind later and opted for a different school. National Signing Day, when commitments become official and recruits sign their national letter of intent, is in February 2018.

Last season, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker was named the Tri-River Athletic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year after amassing 95 tackles, one sack, one interception and two fumble recoveries.

Schramm is considered a three-star recruit (out of five stars) and currently ranks as the 10th best inside linebacker in California, according to national recruiting website Scout.com.

In addition to Boise State, Schramm had shown interest in Air Force, Army, Idaho State, Montana State, Northern Arizona and San Jose State.

It is unclear whether Schramm was interested in going to Fresno State or if the Bulldogs, under first-year coach Jeff Tedford, was recruiting the Clovis West star.

Dave Schramm served as Bulldogs coordinator from 2012-15 and oversaw some of Fresno State’s most offensively potent seasons with future Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr at the helm.

The Bulldogs won two Mountain West titles in their first two seasons and reached the conference championship game in their third season.

But following the 2015 season when the Bulldogs finished 3-9, Dave Schramm was let go.

Without Dave Schramm this past season, Fresno State finished 1-11.

Dusty Schramm, who is DJ’s twin brother, has yet to announce who he’ll commit to.

Dusty Schramm also rates as a three-star recruit.

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