Taylor Loffler: The Road To Recovery

Taylor Loffler (Kelowna, BC) is an intriguing prospect for the Broncos 2011 recruiting class. He dominated on both sides of the ball at Kelowna HS, but will now take a big step up in competition when he arrives at Boise State. The future Bronco suffered a knee injury a couple months back and is on the road to recovery. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about the knee injury and his future on The Blue.

Kelowna HS ATH Taylor Loffler (Kelowna, BC) is one of the more intriguing prospects in the 2011 Boise State recruiting class. He dominated on both offense and defense at Kelowna HS, but he'll also be taking a big step up in terms of competition once he arrives at Boise State. The future Bronco suffered a knee injury a couple months back and is now on the road to recovery.

"It's been really good," he said. "It has only been seven weeks since surgery and the muscles are back in full motion. My walking is fine right now and I ride the bike everyday at the gym. I pretty much go through my normal workout, but I've got to take it easy."

Loffler believes he partially tore his ACL back during football season, but "blew it out" during a basketball game in December.

"Well, we went from our practice field to a turf field since that's where our first game was at," he stated. "The turf wasn't high quality at all, it was pretty cheap. We were just practicing and I popped my knee. I didn't think much of it at the time, but I blew it out when basketball season started."

Defensive Coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski and Defensive Backs Coach Marcel Yates offered Loffler some words of encouragement.

"Coach K came up here right when I had partially torn it and said it wouldn't matter even if it was a full tear. Some guys lose their scholarship over things like this, but that was never the case with me," he said. "I was down in Boise over Christmas break for the surgery and Coach Yates told me to keep my head up since he tore both of his. I'm glad they were perfectly fine with it."

Kelowna finished the 2010 season with a record of 9-2. The football program at Kelowna has only been in place for a few years, so being able to "build it up" is something Loffler will take from his HS career.

"Grade 10 was our first year with a junior team," Loffler said. "The program is fairly new and we just continued to get better and better. We played in the snow during our semifinal game and that hurt us along with them just being bigger than us. I was still happy about our season since we continued to improve."

As a senior, Loffler (6'4, 205, 4.59) racked up 88 tackles and 4 INTs on defense. On offense, he had 2,500 yards passing, 800 yards rushing, and 43 TDs.

"Looking back, I thought I did real good at the camp. I was the same speed as most of the other guys," he said. "I really don't think it'll be that big of an adjustment once I'm in that environment. I think I'll catch on pretty fast," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Taylor Loffler.

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