Junior Day Report: Alec Dhaenens

Top-15 Ranked TE Alec Dhaenens (Fruitland, ID) verbally committed to Boise State back in February & was back on campus last weekend for the annual Junior Day event. This allowed the future Bronco to get some one-on-one time with the coaching staff, see the facilities once again, & watch the spring game at Bronco Stadium. So, how was it? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about that & more.

Fruitland HS TE Alec Dhaenens (Fruitland, ID) verbally committed to Boise State back in February and was back on campus last weekend for the annual Junior Day event. This allowed the future Bronco to get some one-on-one time with the coaching staff, see the facilities once again, and watch the spring game at Bronco Stadium. So, how was it?

"It was great," he said. "I got there at around 12:30 and they were just splitting the groups up. We went with our coaches, watched a video, went to lunch, toured the campus, went to the weight room, got to see the new football facility coming in, and the spring game after that."

"I had my meeting with Coach Huff," he stated. "Basically, he talked about how a Boise State player should act, mental toughness, and showed us a highlight film."

"Coach Huff likes my athleticism," said Dhaenens. "He said I can be everywhere on the field, slot receiver, or a down TE. He also likes my toughness."

He went on to say that the shifts and formations in the complex Bronco offense might be a bit confusing at first.

"It's going to be hard. Our offense is pretty basic," he said. "I'm going to have to learn a lot of new things when I get there, but they also use two TEs a lot. That could mean more playing time as a younger player."

The talented ATH also watched the TEs closely during the Blue & Orange Game at Bronco Stadium.

"I was watching the TEs," said Dhaenens. "I thought they played really well. I never noticed just how much Boise State uses their TEs, but I like that. They're a key player in the offense."

"That freshman QB (Nick Patti) had a pretty good game," he said. "Overall, I thought both the defense and offense played well," he added.

Alec says he'll be looking to work on his skills at D-line when spring practice rolls around next month.

"I'll probably focus on my skills as a lineman," he said. "I want to get my footwork and everything good and ready to go."

And he'll be back in Boise this summer for the annual football camp held at Bronco Stadium.

"Yeah, I'll be there for the camp."

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




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