Corral Conversations: Dillon Lukehart

Eagle HS ATH Dillon Lukehart (Eagle, ID) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2011 recruiting class and is eager to begin his career on The Blue. Spring practice got underway at Boise State just a little over a week ago and Lukehart hasn't missed one yet. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his workout routine and his future as a Bronco.

Eagle HS ATH Dillon Lukehart (Eagle, ID) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2011 recruiting class and is eager to begin his career on The Blue. Spring practice got underway at Boise State just a little over a week ago and Lukehart hasn't missed one yet.

"I've been going to the practices," he said. "Basically, I follow the LBs around, observe how they do things, and take a lot of mental reps. Right now, Aaron Tevis and J.C. Percy look real strong. They know the different calls and are just about mistake-free in practice. They're all great guys and have welcomed me to the family."

"You can just see the excitement at practice," he stated. "I feel everyone is excited and just real intense throughout practice. There are some new faces out there and that's great to see. Still, most of the leaders are the same with Kellen (Moore) on offense and Billy Winn on defense."

Lukehart was an All-State RB at Eagle, but he'll play LB at Boise State. He says he can't wait to be coached by (Assistant Coach) Bob Gregory.

"Coach Gregory is a good guy and obviously well thought of too," said Lukehart. "It's kind of hard to explain, but he doesn't treat you like you don't know anything. I can't wait to be coached by him and I think it'll be a great experience for me."

Dillon says the recruiting process was an "interesting" experience. He originally committed to Idaho, but always dreamed of being a Bronco. When that coveted offer finally came along, he made the switch.

"It was interesting. There were a lot of ups and downs in the recruiting process," he said. "There were weeks where there was lots of stuff going on and then it would go quiet for a few weeks. It got more stressful as Signing Day got closer, but I made the best decision for me and I'm happy with it."

Games are won or lost in the weight room during the off-season. Lukehart subscribes to that theory and says the better conditioned team will win more times than not.

"I'm doing a fitness program right now at my school. Basically, it's a lot of cleans, squats, and just getting faster and stronger," he said. "I learned at Eagle that the team in the best shape will win the game most of the time. The real athlete will shine at the end of the game and it all starts in the weight room. That's why it's important to build up your agility and stamina."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Dillon Lukehart.


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