SoCal ATH Still Wide Open

Summit HS ATH Justin Strong (Fontana, CA) currently holds offers from Oregon State & San Diego State but a number of other schools continue to show interest as well, including Boise State. The talented ATH says he's still "wide open" at this point in his recruitment & could be on the verge of picking up a few more offers. So, where does Boise State currently stand?

Summit HS ATH Justin Strong (Fontana, CA) currently holds offers from Oregon State and San Diego State but a number of other schools continue to show interest as well, including Boise State. The talented ATH says he's still "wide open" at this point in his recruitment & and could be on the verge of picking up a few more offers. So, where does Boise State currently stand?

"Boise State is recruiting me as a RB," he said. "Coach Bhonapha is the one recruiting me. I think he's a real cool coach, good personality, and I like the way he familiarizes himself with the recruits. It makes you feel comfortable."

"I love what they're doing up there," he said in regards to Boise State. "I've got a lot of friends that are interested in that school. They have a good campus, good coaching staff, and I love the uniforms as well."

"I'm going to Nevada on July 28th," he stated. "I'm thinking that they'll offer on the visit. Some other schools that are showing interest are Wyoming, Wisconsin, UCLA, Washington, Washington State, and Arizona State."

But will Boise State offer?

"They might," he said. "I think they and a few other schools want to see a few of my games this fall first," he added.

"I'm still wide open," he said. "I'm just looking for a team that I come in, likely redshirt my first year, practice hard, and then make good things happen."

Strong is versatile in that he can play any position in the defensive secondary, but has also shown that he can play RB at a high level as well.

"Most schools are just recruiting me as an ATH," said Strong. "I just started playing RB over the last couple years. I found that I was pretty good at it so I started working on it at every level. Things like hitting the hole, running over people if I have to, and my speed is probably the most important. At DB, I feel that I can play any position in the defensive secondary with my speed, athleticism, and technique."

"Honestly, I think I'd rather play on defense if I had to choose."

In 2011, Summit HS brought home a CIF Championship as (current Bronco) Donte Deayon, Charles Okonkwo, and Justin Strong provided strong leadership and playmaking ability for the team. They have to replace Deayon heading into the 2012 season, but plenty of talent will be returning as they look to defend their championship.

"We've got nine returning starters on defense. We should be really good," he said. "I expect nothing less than what happened last year...a championship. I feel comfortable playing with these guys and I know we can get it done."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Justin Strong.




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