Grayshirt Update: Holden Huff

Rocklin HS TE Holden Huff (Rocklin, CA) signed with Boise State back in February and will join the team next month as a grayshirt. Huff presents a big match-up problem for opposing defenses with his height and ability to flex-out as a WR. He spoke to and offered his thoughts on the grayshirt experience.

Rocklin HS TE Holden Huff (Rocklin, CA) signed with Boise State back in February and will join the team next month as a grayshirt. Few programs take full advantage of the ability to grayshirt a recruit like Boise State. Lately, it seems every Boise State recruiting class has at least a couple kids that grayshirt and there happen to be a total of three (Huff, Ware, Horn) in the 2010 class.

Looking back, the grayshirt experience really paid off for the future Bronco. "I enjoyed it a lot. It gives you more time to realize what you're getting into and think about it more," he said. "For me, I needed to add some weight. I know my athleticism can only go up from here," he added.

Huff will arrive in Boise on January 14th or 15th. Needless to say, he's ready to begin his career on The Blue. "It's definitely exciting," he stated. "I'm focused and I'll do what I have to do. I'm ready to get there and show them what I can do."

Holden made the trip to Boise twice (Hawaii and Oregon State) during the 2010 season to watch his future teammates in action. The Broncos came up just short in their bid for a BCS Bowl and the talented TE feels there's lots to look forward to in the future. "This is still a great year for them. The Nevada game was a disappointment, but that doesn't set them back at all," Huff said. "Kellen (Moore) will come back strong and get everyone ready to go. Overall, I think this loss will motivate them since no one likes to lose."

The Bronco coaching staff made Huff feel wanted and that was the biggest selling point as he reflects on the recruiting process. "The whole coaching staff is great and they have great personalities too," he said. "They were the easiest to talk to when I compared them to other schools and really helped you feel like you belonged."

Huff (6'6, 212) exemplifies the blue-collar work ethic that made Bronco Football into the powerhouse it is today. He says he'll head to Boise with a chip on his shoulder. "I want to do well there. There's a lot of underclassmen at Rocklin that I want to prove wrong," he said. "Some of them don't think I'll succeed at Boise State. I want to do well, work hard, and do what's best for the team. I'll do anything to win."

What can Bronco fans expect to see from Huff? "I'm going to go get the ball if it's anywhere near me. I'm 6'6 and the defender is usually around 5'10," he said. "I told Jimmy (Laughrea) I'm always open even if a defender is on me. Just throw the ball up and I'll go get it," he added.

In 2009, Huff helped lead Rocklin to a 14-1 record. As a senior, he racked up 1,000+ yards receiving and 10 TDs for the Thunder. will continue to have updates on Holden Huff.

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