BYU lands commit from Boise State transfer, K/P Will Ferrin


Will Ferrin is the newest recruit to commit to play for BYU football.  He announced his commitment yesterday (December 15, 2022), as reported on Twitter:

Ferrin is a 6-foot-3 172-pound kicker that played his first two collegiate seasons at Boise State where he appeared in ten games and had 45 kickoffs with 20 touchbacks.  He also punted twice for 71 total yards.  Ferrin was injured mid-season and entered the transfer portal on December 5, 2022.

Ferrin grew up in Lindon and Orem, Utah but moved to Kaysville in ninth grade and prepped at Davis High School (Kaysville, Utah).

As a senior he went 13-for-17 on field goals and 16-for-16 on PATs, for 55 total points (MaxPreps).  He also had 33 touchbacks on 40 kickoffs (for 2350 total yards).  As a punter Ferrin kicked 46 times for 1752 yards (38.1 avg). He was the Region 1 kicking MVP, an All-Region and All-Area first team selection, and 2nd team All-State.  He broke five school records and had a 4.5-star rating from Chris Sailer kicking, who rated him no. 33 nationally in the Class of 2019.

Ferrin wasn’t rated by 247Sports coming out of high school, but they show he had a scholarship offer from Utah State and recruiting interest from Utah.  He committed to Utah State as a preferred walk-on but flipped his commitment to Boise State following his LDS mission to Vancouver Canada.

I caught up with Ferrin to ask him about his decision to transfer to BYU:

I’m really excited to get down to Provo! I grew up in the Orem area and then moved to Kaysville before high school but I was always a huge BYU fan. Playing at Boise State was an amazing experience and I got to get game reps in both years I was there, but it was time for me to move on.”

On the transfer portal he explained:

“One of my main hopes in entering the Transfer Portal was to be able to return to Utah where my wife and I are both from and be closer to family.”

Ferrin had offers to BYU, Utah State, and Utah.  Just a few days after the BYU offer Boise State coach Kelly Poppinga was announced as BYU’s new special teams coordinator “which made the deal even sweeter. I have been working with Coach Poppinga in Boise for the last year and he’s an awesome guy to play for.”

Ferrin will join the Cougs with three years of eligibility remaining. He will compete with Justen Smith and Cash Peterman for kicking duties as current starting kicker Jake Oldroyd has announced he will be leaving BYU following the bowl game.

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