Rhodes Hopes To Make Immediate Impact

Klein Collins HS WR Shane Rhodes (Klein, TX) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2012 recruiting class & the coaching staff is expecting him to be in the mix for significant playing time as a true freshman. The speedy WR runs a 4.4 & could also make an impact in the kick/punt return game as well. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about the possibility of playing as a true freshman..

Klein Collins HS WR Shane Rhodes (Klein, TX) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2012 recruiting class back in February and the coaching staff is expecting him to be in the mix for significant playing time as a true freshman. The speedy WR runs a 4.4 and could also make an impact in the kick/punt return game as well.

"Basically, Coach Pete and Coach Prince told me that I'll be on the field and will make an impact somewhere," he said. "This is definitely motivating for me. I'm going to go in there with a chip on my shoulder."

"I'm running track and doing the workout plan," he stated. "Track is going good...real good. More than anything, I think track helps with my top end speed."

"They like me as a slot WR. A little like Wes Welker," said Rhodes. "I'll also be in the mix for kick and punt return. It's now up to me to be ready and I think I am."

With so many 2012 signees enrolling in the summer bridge program, the workouts in June and July should be highly competitive.

"I'll be up there on June 25th," he said. "I'm ready to go now," he added.

"I think they're going to be expecting a little more from us (Rhodes, Demas, Weaver, and Nance) since football is so big in Texas."

At only 155, the future Bronco realizes he needs to add a little more upper-body strength, but continue to maintain his "lightning" speed as well. Easier said than done.....

"You can never be too fast," he said. "My speed is my big advantage. I need to add some upper-body strength, but maintain my speed as well. I think track has really helped with that. I have to take advantage of that."

So, looking back, what set Boise State apart from the other schools?

"I couldn't find anything negative about them," he said with a laugh. "I felt it was the perfect fit for me."

Leadership - the main quality that Shane wants to take with him to Boise State.

"I want to take my leadership role," he said. "Leadership plays a lot into whether you're successful or not. I've been blessed with a great opportunity and I want to take advantage of those opportunities."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Shane Rhodes.



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