Corral Conversations: Mat Boesen

West HS ATH Mat Boesen (Torrance, CA) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2013 recruiting class back in February & is currently preparing for his future as a Bronco. The talented ATH brings versatility to the Broncos as he played both DE & TE as a senior in HS, but will play the Nickel position at Boise State. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his current workout routine & more.

West HS ATH Mat Boesen (Torrance, CA) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2013 recruiting class back in February and is currently preparing for his future as a Bronco. The talented ATH brings versatility to the Broncos as he played both DE and TE as a senior in HS, but will play the Nickel position at Boise State.

"I've been doing the workout program," he said. "It's a lot of conditioning, lifting, and things like that," he added.

"I've also got a playbook," he stated. "The big adjustment for me is learning the different coverages and working on my coverage skills. I've been practicing my drops back into zone since I didn't cover much back in HS."

"With this Nickel position, I like the freedom I'm getting," said Boesen. "I can rush off the edge, drop back into coverage, and really play from sideline-to-sideline. I really like the defensive mentality that they have at Boise State. I'm excited to be a part of that."

Boesen (6'4, 222) had a solid season at DE in 2012 as he set the school record for sacks and tackles.

"I was really happy with my performance," he said. "I kind of came into the season a little slower, but really stepped it up from there. I had a pretty good season as a junior and was starting to get noticed by colleges, so I worked extra hard that off-season. That helped me break the school record in sacks and tackles."

"We lost in the championship game," said Boesen. "We made into the playoffs as a wild card team and really started playing well towards the end of the season. We knew we had a good team, but we didn't start playing like it until the end of the season."

He also keeps in close contact with the Bronco coaching staff.

"Coach Gregory is a great dude," he said. "I can tell that he really cares about his players. He told me he has them over for BBQs and things like that. It just really feels like a family atmosphere up there."

"I've never seen a coach like Coach Petersen," said Boesen. "He sends me texts every few weeks asking how I'm doing, making sure I'm staying up on schoolwork, and things like that. He really cares about academics and I was glad to see that."

So, what can Bronco fans expect to see from Mat Boesen?

"I think I have a great first step off the ball and that allows me to get in-front of the receiver," he said. "The coaches also told me that I have a great nose for the ball and seem to be right there for each tackle," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Mat Boesen.




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