Friday, June 29, 2012

Another Week, Another Recruit

Boise State has received word that Mat Boesen, a tight end from Torrance, California, has committed to play football for the Broncos.  The word we are getting is that Boesen was recruited as a linebacker.  With 6-4, 220 size, he should work out there very nicely.

Boesen had 50 tackles last season and caught 31 passes for 419 yards and three touchdowns on offense.  As a defensive end, Mat reads, shreds, and attacks the ball carrier.  He has a great motor and good instincts.  Boise State's defense is becoming known for swarming to the ball and Boesen is right up that alley.

Rome Earns Spot on U.S. Olympic Team

Former Boise State All-American Jarred Rome is going to London!
Jarred Rome at the 2012 US Olympic Trails.
Rome placed second in the discus at the United States Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, no less, to qualify for the U.S. team this summer.  Rome threw the discus 207-10 to earn his second trip to the Olympics, having competed in 2004 in the discus.

Rome was a six-time All-American at Boise State and will compete August 6-7 in London.  Jarred joins Boise State senior Kurt Felix as this year will mark a new first--the first time two Bronco athletes will compete in the same Olympic Games.  Felix will represent his native country of Grenada in the decathlon.