Top O-lineman To Be In Boise For Junior Day

Corvallis HS OL Isaac Seumalo (Corvallis, OR) is one of the top O-line prospects in the West and has already visited a few schools for their Junior Day. Next on the list is Boise State as Seumalo will be in Boise this weekend to see what the program has to offer. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his interest in Boise State and his recruitment thus far.

Corvallis HS OL Isaac Seumalo (Corvallis, OR) is one of the top O-line prospects in the West and has already visited a few schools for their Junior Day. Next on the list is Boise State as Seumalo will be in Boise this weekend to see what the program has to offer.

"I got the offer from Boise State about three weeks ago," he said. "I've been talking to Coach Gregory the most since he recruits Oregon. I've also had the opportunity to speak to Coach Petersen and Coach Strausser."

"I'll be at Boise's Junior Day this weekend," he stated. "I definitely want to get to know Coach Petersen and Coach Strausser. I want to see how comfortable I am in Boise in terms of the teammates and the atmosphere. That'll be big for me."

Isaac is intrigued by Boise State's ability to dominate while also being in a non-BCS conference. He says much of that starts at the top and gives full credit to Head Coach Chris Petersen.

"Coach Petersen is one of the best out there from what I've seen," said Seumalo. "I like that they rarely lose since I'm a competitor myself. What's so unique about Boise is the fact that they're in a non-BCS conference and yet they win all the time. They basically dominate every opponent on their home-field."

Isaac's dad, Joe Seumalo, has coached the D-line at Oregon State for the past five years. One might think that Isaac Seumalo to Oregon State would be a "slam dunk" due to his ties to the school, but he says that isn't necessarily the case.

"My dad said it's my decision first and foremost. He really wants me to enjoy the process," he said. "Basically, he said this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I should enjoy it for that. He wants me to pick a school not based on just one thing, but a bunch of things and for it to be a place that I can succeed."

The talented O-line prospect will get the full recruiting "experience" and says he'll most likely take all five of his official visits.

"I'll probably take all my visits and wait until Signing Day," he said. "I'd really like to be able to take my officials and just enjoy the experience for what it is."

In 2010, the Corvallis Spartans finished the season with an 8-3 record and won their conference. In 2011, the sky is the limit with Seumalo anchoring what should be an excellent O-line and a solid group of seniors looking to go out with a bang.

"Our senior class is totally committed to the football team," he said. "I think a state championship is definitely within our reach this year with so many senior starters like myself and (WR) Blair Cavanaugh."

What does Seumalo (6'3, 286) bring to the gridiron?

"I guess technique-wise is my best attribute. I try to work on a lot of stuff that I learn from Coach Cavanaugh at Oregon State," he said. "I try to put all the things he teaches into practice and make sure all the things I do in the weight room translates to the football field. That's how I'd describe myself," he added.

Isaac Seumalo currently holds offers from Boise State, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, UCLA, and Stanford.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Isaac Seumalo.


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