Corral Conversations: Blake Renaud

De La Salle LB Blake Renaud (Concord, CA) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2011 recruiting class back in February and has been working hard in preparation for his arrival on campus later this summer. How are the workouts going? Will Renaud arrive on campus for summer workouts in June? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about all of that and more.

De La Salle LB Blake Renaud (Concord, CA) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2011 recruiting class back in February and has been working hard in preparation for his arrival on campus later this summer. How are the workouts going?

"They're going well," he said. "I've just been lifting weights, running, and trying to stay in-shape as much as I can. I just want to be prepared. I do the workout plan they gave me and throw a few of my own in there as well."

"I'm coming up on June 25th," he stated. "I'm pretty excited. I don't know if it really has hit me yet. I just look at it as going to school again and playing football. I'm excited to get out there this summer and compete."

"I spoke to Coach Gregory a little over a week ago," said Renaud. "Basically, he was just talking about getting prepared and being in-shape when I come in. Nothing too important."

Looking back, Renaud says the family atmosphere within the program was a big reason why he decided to become a Bronco.

"I'd say the family atmosphere was big," he said. "All the coaches knew who I was when they came to meet me and my family. I would say I felt wanted more there than at other schools."

"The defense is similar too. I saw some similarities," he said. "Boise State is always attacking the ball. You always see eleven guys just running downhill and attacking."

The future Bronco had the opportunity to play for one of the most storied HS football programs in the country. Ask a HS football fan which program comes to mind when taking into account excellence on the gridiron and a constant pipeline of talent to the college ranks. Odds are "that program" would be none other than De La Salle. So, what will Renaud (6'2, 240) take with him from his days as a Spartan?

"Being focused and the hard work that we put into it," he said. "We were all focused on our goal and that was to win a State Championship. We lost two my junior year and our goal was to go undefeated this year. We accomplished that goal."

So, what can Bronco fans expect to see from Blake Renaud? Simply put, a whole lot of effort.

"I'm just going to go in there and try my hardest with everything they throw at me," he said. "I'll do whatever they want me to do," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Blake Renaud.


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