Broncos Offer SoCal O-lineman

Oceanside HS OL Grant Bays (Oceanside, CA) currently has three offers in-hand with Boise State being the most recent. The Bronco coaching staff extended an offer to the talented O-lineman earlier this week and it appears that Boise State will be a strong contender for his services. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his interest in Boise State and his recruitment thus far.

Oceanside HS OL Grant Bays (Oceanside, CA) currently has three offers in-hand with Boise State being the most recent. The Bronco coaching staff extended an offer to the talented O-lineman earlier this week and it appears that Boise State will be a strong contender for his services.

"Coach Kwiatkowski offered me on Tuesday," he said. "It wasn't a big surprise, but I was happy it finally came. They've been recruiting me for a while."

"Coach Kwiatkowski is a pretty straight-forward guy," he stated. "That's what I really like about him. He's a good guy and easy to talk to."

What does Bays like about Boise State? He says it's all about winning.

"Obviously, I like the prospect of winning and going to big Bowl Games," said Bays. "I like that the program has a lot of energy in it. Their coaching staff seems to be real energetic."

Grant also has offers from two Pac-12 schools, Oregon State and Arizona. He says all three schools are equal right now and is looking for a school that allows him to "be himself."

"There's no clear favorite right now," he said. "I want to be somewhere that I can be myself, have a good four years, and not just tread along. I'd also say I want a quality education and I want to win games too. That's important."

"In terms of making a college decision, I'm not too sure right now. I might take a few official visits," he said. "I'd say my goal is to decide sometime before the end of my senior year. I'd like to get it out of the way by then."

The 2010 season was certainly one to remember for the Oceanside Pirates. They brought home a CIF Championship and accomplished that goal with a team full of underclassmen. That means expectations will be even higher heading into the 2011 season.

"We had a young team last year," said Bays. "We had a sophomore QB playing his first varsity games, O-line was pretty young, and the WRs were really our only experienced unit. We managed to win six in a row and just rolled through the state playoffs. I think we're going to have a great team this year."

"I'm thinking it's state right now," he said. "We have experience on both sides of the ball and it's flipped from last year with our WRs being the only inexperienced unit. Still, we have a bunch of good sophomores coming up. We should be solid at WR."

What does Bays (6'3, 295) bring to the gridiron?

"I can move for a big guy," he said. "I can get around people, can get to the second level, and have good feet. I played baseball for ten years and I think that really helped with my coordination. I think my baseball experience allows me to get to that second level."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Grant Bays.


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