2013 Idaho Prep Standout Talks Recruiting

Fruitland HS ATH Alec Dhaenens (Fruitland, ID) is just starting the recruiting process, but could be close to landing that first offer. Fruitland might be a small community, but two high level D-1 prospects currently anchor the program: Dhaenens & (Bronco commit) Joey Martarano. So, which school is close to extending an offer to the talented ATH? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about that and more.

Fruitland HS ATH Alec Dhaenens (Fruitland, ID) is just starting the recruiting process, but could be close to landing that first offer. Fruitland might be a small community, but two high level D-1 prospects currently anchor the program in Dhaenens and (Bronco commit) Joey Martarano. So, which school is close to extending an offer to the talented ATH?

"I think Boise State is the closest right now," he said. "I'm excited about that since I've been a Bronco and Oregon fan my whole life," he added.

"A lot of other schools are talking to me too," he stated. "Schools like Utah, Washington State, Colorado, and Idaho are also recruiting me."

"I'd say I'm looking for a place that has good talent and a good foundation," said Dhaenens. "I want to go to a place where I can have fun outside of football too."

Nickels/STs Coach Jeff Choate was recruiting Dhaenens before heading to Washington State last week. Right now, it's (LBs Coach) Bob Gregory and (TEs Coach) Scott Huff running the point for the Bronco coaching staff.

"I've been talking to Coach Gregory a lot lately and Coach Huff some too," he said. "Coach Choate was the main one before he went to Washington State."

"I like how they work hard," he said in regards to Boise State. "They'll recruit anybody that they feel can contribute."

Dhaenens has been invited to the annual Junior Day held on the Boise State campus and says he already has a few camps in mind as well.

"I got invited to Boise State's Junior Day. I'm going to try to go to that," he said. "For camps, I'd like to go to Boise State, Colorado, and Oregon. We'll have to see who else is recruiting me at that time."

The Boise State staff likes Dhaenens at TE, but he's versatile like Martarano in that he can play on either side of the ball.

"They want me at TE," said Dhaenens. "On defense, I can play LB or D-end. Last season, I believe I had 69 assisted tackles, 60 unassisted tackles on defense. On offense, I had like 9 TDs and 600 yards receiving."

The talented ATH says he likes how Boise State uses the TEs in the offense.

"I like how they use their TEs a lot," he said. "I definitely like that," he added.

"I think they (Boise State) just outwork the other teams," he said. "They get good talent, develop it, and work hard at it."

What does Alec Dhaenens (6'3, 233, 4.8) bring to the gridiron?

"I'm physical," he said. "I feel I have good hands and can block well too," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Alec Dhaenens.




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