Broncos Or Hogs For Myke Tavarres?

College of the Siskiyous LB Myke Tavarres (Weed, CA) welcomed Chris Petersen from Boise State & Bret Bielema from Arkansas this week as both look to pickup a valuable addition to their recruiting class. The talented LB is looking to make a verbal commitment on Wednesday, but just how important were those two in-home visits? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about that & more.

College of the Siskiyous LB Myke Tavarres (Weed, CA) welcomed Chris Petersen from Boise State and Bret Bielema from Arkansas this week as both look to pickup a valuable addition to their recruiting class. The talented LB is looking to make a verbal commitment on Wednesday, but just how important were those two in-home visits?

"They were very important," he said. "This allowed me the opportunity to get to know Coach Petersen a bit more coming off the visit and this was obviously my first chance to meet Coach Bielema," he added.

"The visit with Coach Petersen was really good," he stated. "Having him come down to see me again after I had just been up there a few days ago was really special. We got to talk more in-depth, connect on that level, and what he talked about most was finding the right fit. That's what he focuses on. He has to find the right fit for Boise State and he told me that he feels in his eyes that Boise State is the right fit for me."

"It has to be the right fit both on and off the field," said Tavarres. "No doubt, Coach Petersen said I'm an excellent fit on the field, but most importantly that I'm the right fit off the field as well. Sure, he wants you to be a great football player, but also a good student and then years down the line a great husband and father as well. It extends much further than Boise State. Overall, I'd say our visit was everything I expected and then some. It was perfect."

Head Coach Chris Petersen then made his way north to Portland for an in-home visit with Myke's family and that also went very well too.

"My family was blown away by Coach Petersen," he said. "We really shared the same views. They feel he's a great coach, a great person, and he always has such a positive outlook. They were sold right away. They loved him."

Not to be outdone, Arkansas Head Coach Bret Bielema stopped by on Thursday for a visit with Tavarres.

"It was good to finally put a face with the name," he said. "I had done a lot of research on him, had learned what he was about, and then the visit was outstanding. We talked about his plans and who my position coach might be. That's really important. I need to know that. Obviously, he told me he couldn't give me an answer right now but that whoever it is will be a good coach. He's confident in that."

"He's a rough, tough, going to do it the right way-type of coach," said Tavarres. "He has a lot of confidence in his abilities and I feel that really helps. I feel I could follow him into battle and know we're going to win that fight."

So, where does Tavarres currently stand following those two in-home visits?

"I'm standing in the middle," he said with a laugh. "I think my main focus right now is graduating. I've got finals coming up here on Wednesday and I'm expecting to make my commitment that day. I think I'm just going to put that in God's hands and let it all fall into place."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Myke Tavarres.




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