Broncos Lead For Christopher Santini

Leland HS ATH Christopher Santini (San Jose, CA) was in Boise this past weekend for the inaugural Junior Day event held on the Boise State campus. This marked Santini's first opportunity to get an up-close look at the program & to say it was a success would be an understatement as he left with Boise State as his new leader. He spoke to BroncoCountry about the Junior Day experience in Boise.

Leland HS ATH Christopher Santini (San Jose, CA) was in Boise this past weekend for the inaugural Junior Day event held on the Boise State campus. This marked Santini's first opportunity to get an up-close look at the program and to say it was a smashing success would be an understatement as he left with Boise State as his new leader.

"They're on top right now," he said in regards to Boise State. "It's early and I haven't seen Oregon or Oregon State yet, but Boise State is definitely going to stay in the mix."

Boise State likes Santini at Nickelback and the talented ATH feels that position is best suited for his strengths.

"What was a big plus for me was hearing Coach Choate say that they blitz their Nickel about 30% of the time," he said. "I think that position is perfect for me since it covers everything. It allows me to play coverage, but also blitz off the edge and help stop the run."

Head Coach Chris Petersen also made a strong impression on Christopher and his dad. So much so that he says Boise State is probably his dad's "favorite" school so far.

"I think Boise State is my dad's favorite school so far," he stated. "I got to speak to Coach Petersen a little bit one-on-one and he talked about how good I'd fit the position they want me at. He didn't push me to commit or anything, but he said he felt Boise State would be a good fit for me. It was nice to get to know him. You can tell from talking to him that he really cares about his players and recruiting."

"The second biggest thing that stood out to me was the fans," said Santini. "They really came out and showed that they supported their team."

Christopher (6'1, 214) will head up to Oregon in June to check-out both of the Oregon schools. As of now, those are the only other unofficial visits that he has planned.

"We're going up to Oregon in June to check-out Oregon and Oregon State," he said. "I'll probably go to the one-day camp at Oregon and then from there we'll go take a campus tour of Oregon State," he added.

Santini and his teammates will get spring practice underway in just a few weeks. He'll be playing LB this season, so it's important for him to get some work in and get a feel for the position.

"I'm going to be moving down to LB a bit, so I need to focus on making a read as quick as possible," he said. "I don't think it'll be too big of an adjustment for me. I think I'll pick-up on it pretty quick."

As a junior, Santini had 102 tackles, 2 INTs, 9 pass deflections, and 2 blocked PATs.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Christopher Santini.


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