Future Bronco Looks Ahead To Senior Season

East Central HS OL Andrew Tercek (San Antonio, TX) verbally committed to Boise State just a month ago & is currently preparing for his senior season. The future Bronco is the lone returning starter on the O-line & has taken on a leadership role in recent months. He is also in the process of planning his official visit to Boise State for this fall. What else did he have to say? Well for starters...

East Central HS OL Andrew Tercek (San Antonio, TX) verbally committed to Boise State just a month ago and is currently preparing for his senior season. The future Bronco is the lone returning starter on the O-line and has taken on a leadership role in recent months. He is also in the process of planning his official visit to Boise State for this fall.

"We started commitment camp about a month ago," he said. "We're heading towards the end of our fourth week...it's good to see the team come together," he added.

"I'm the only returning starter (at OL) that played every game," he stated. "I like to think of myself as having a leadership role. There's a group of us seniors that are at the front of the line. It's good to give back. That's the way I look at it. A couple guys took me under their wing when I was a freshman and now it's my turn to give back. That's the role I've taken on and I enjoy it."

"We have four Thursday night games in district play this year," said Tercek. "That will afford me the opportunity to pick a weekend and go up for a game. This will also give my mom a chance to see the campus and everything too."

Looking back, Tercek says he prayed, talked to his family, his coach, and knew from there that Boise State was the best fit for him.

"I prayed about it, talked to my family, and my coach about it," he said. "At the end of the day, Coach Strausser said they're not looking for the biggest but the guy that wants to go out to practice and work hard for it. I think being in that atmosphere will bring out the best in me and my teammates. The ultimate thing that led me to committing was praying about it and reflecting on everything."

"It's all about the coaches," said Tercek. "It's their attention to detail. They want quality over quantity. A lot of schools will just send out an offer without looking at a kid's background. Boise State does things differently and I like that. They want good kid's that are willing to work hard. I can definitely appreciate that since I go to bed at 11 pm at night only to wake up at 5:30 the next morning. You have to want it and my family can see that I want it bad. The Good Lord gave me talent and he wanted me to play football, so I'm going to play as long as he allows it."

"I'm 100% committed."

The talented O-lineman will fit in perfectly with his new teammates as he says he'll head to Boise with a "chip on his shoulder."

"I'll definitely go up there with a chip on my shoulder," he said. "I'll be able to get some redemption against those two schools (Houston/SMU) since we're joining the Big East, but I would love to see Boise State get into the Big XII. There would be nothing better than playing against Texas and schools like that, beating them, and then going back to Boise. That would be my dream."

And facilities? Tercek says those are nice, but they don't win games for you.

"Having that new facility is great but that doesn't win you games," he said. "That's not why you go to a school. If you're picking based on facilities, there's a problem and you should just go up to OSU and see what Boone Pickens has built. They're nice and all, but it's about the coaches getting the most out of my talent for me. Those facilities won't matter if the coaches can't help you reach your potential."

"It really doesn't matter if you're training in a million dollar facility or a shack...lifting is lifting."

Tercek (6'3, 285) went on to say that he has no "official" individual goals for his senior season since he already accomplished his main one.

"I'd much rather be going to Boise State over any individual honors," he said. "I see that as my individual award since I accomplished that on my own. But personally, I would like to have one of our RBs rush for 1,500 yards and to make an all-state team. Still, I'll take a state championship over any of those individual honors. It's all about the team for me."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Andrew Tercek.




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