Former four-star recruit dismissed from team just days after bowl game

He falls well short of expectations.

Redshirt sophomore Dylan Sumner-Gardner is no longer with Boise State after academic issues and off-the-field problems forced the Broncos to dismiss him, per Idaho Press.

"There were a few other issues in there as well," coach Bryan Harsin said shortly after the Broncos arrived in Phoenix to begin preparations for the Cactus Bowl. "This part from the academic side of things really hurt. Because now with the four game suspension (at the beginning of the season) and with what happened here, it put him in a bad spot." 

An official Boise State statement given to the Press-Tribune said, "Due to a violation of team rules and a continuation of academic issues from earlier this season, at this point in time Dylan Sumner-Gardner is not a member of the Boise State football team."

The highly-touted recruit missed the Poinsettia Bowl last year for a violation of team rules, after he was reportedly cited for drugs paraphernalia use or possession with intent to use last November.

He then received a four-game academic suspension this season before missing another contest due to a violation of team rules.

Sumner-Gardner played in 13 games a reserve safety and appeared on special teams. He started four games in 2015 before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. Sumner-Gardner finishes his career with 62 tackles and 23 total appearances.