Corral Conversations: Tanner Vallejo

Nevada Union HS LB Tanner Vallejo (Grass Valley, CA) signed with Boise State back in February as a member of the 2013 recruiting class & is currently preparing for his arrival on The Blue in June. The talented LB says he's going full-throttle with the workout program & is looking to earn playing time as a true freshman this fall. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his future as a Bronco.

Nevada Union HS LB Tanner Vallejo (Grass Valley, CA) signed with Boise State back in February as a member of the 2013 recruiting class and is currently preparing for his arrival on The Blue in June. The talented LB says he's going full-throttle with the workout program and is looking to earn playing time as a true freshman this fall.

"I've been training a lot," he said. "Basically, I go through these workouts with the mind-set that I'm going to play this year," he added.

"Coach Gregory wants me in the best shape of my life," he stated. "He told me to come in and work like I'm expecting to play as a freshman. That has been a big motivator for me."

"The workout program consists of a lot of running," said Vallejo. "That's the main thing. The weightlifting itself is just there to make sure you're actually lifting. I added a few weight-lifts to it since I enjoy lifting. I've been doing this since I was a freshman in HS, so it's easier for me."

The coaching staff also sent the future Bronco a playbook and Vallejo (6'2, 227) has been studying it day and night.

"I've been studying it," he said. "Obviously, we didn't run the 4-2-5 in HS. That part is new to me, but I'm learning. The terminology is a little different and I know I'll learn all about that once I get there. The thing I've noticed is the 4-2-5 is really built for speed. You have to have a fast defense if you want to run it. You notice in the 4-2-5 that even the D-linemen are big, but not too heavy. The same for the LBs. Everything in this defense is built on speed."

"My goal is to come in and prove myself right away," he said. "I'm going to do anything that is asked of me, learn from the guys that are already there, and show the coaches that I want to play."

He went on to say that he's excited and looking forward to arriving in Boise in just a couple months.

"I'm excited," said Vallejo. "It's only two months away. I'm anxious, excited, and ready to get to work."

When asked to describe his style of play, Vallejo had one word in mine.

"Fierce is how I would describe myself," he said. "I'm a quiet guy off the field, mind my own business, but I flip that switch when I get on the field and become fierce," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Tanner Vallejo.




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