Bay Area O-lineman Likes Boise State

Branham HS OL Adam Sheffield (San Jose, CA) took an official visit to Boise State just a couple weeks ago and left campus with an offer from the Broncos. The OL is the biggest area of need right now for Boise State and the coaching staff has made Sheffield one of their top targets. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his interest in Boise State and his recruitment thus far.

Branham HS OL Adam Sheffield (San Jose, CA) took an official visit to Boise State just a couple weeks ago and left campus with an offer from the Broncos. The OL is the biggest area of need right now for Boise State and the coaching staff has made Sheffield one of their top targets. "They have a great family atmosphere," he said in reference to Boise State. "I was impressed with their facilities and how the players treat each other like brothers," he added.

The talented O-lineman watched the Broncos hammer the Bulldogs of Fresno State by a score of 51-0 on The Blue. Sheffield believes Boise State has become a legit powerhouse in the world of college football. "It's a great football program. The coaches have done an excellent job of getting their players ready," he stated. "They're a powerhouse now. I think moving to the Mountain West will also help them with the BCS since it's a little bit stronger conference."

Sheffield attended the Boise State Football Camp in June and has been on the Bronco radar ever since. "I went up to their camp in June and that's when they first noticed me. They've been talking to me ever since," he said. "It was a real good experience. It was a full-contact camp and that allowed me to show my skill set. Coach (Chris) Strausser worked with me a lot."

Adam doesn't want to name a leader, but says he's leaning toward Boise State. He has scheduled a couple other official visits and a few new offers could be coming soon as well. "I have a couple visits set-up with Wyoming and San Jose State," he said. "Fresno is wanting a visit too and Utah has been talking about offering me."

The Branham Bruins struggled through the 2010 season as they finished with a record of 1-9. It was a rebuilding year as freshmen and sophomores played key positions on both the offense and defense. Looking back, Sheffield tried to provide as much senior leadership as he could. "We had a young team this year. We had a lot of sophomore and not a lot of wins," Sheffield said. "I was just trying to lead these guys. They never gave up and didn't stop playing. We just graduated too many seniors last year."

What does Sheffield (6'4, 300) bring to the field? "I like to think my strengths are good pass protection, finishing my blocks, and good hands," he said. "I play basketball too and that helps with footwork as well as hand-eye coordination," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Adam Sheffield.

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