Official Visit Report: Dereck Boles

Lakeland Senior HS DT Dereck Boles (Lakeland, FL) verbally committed to Boise State last week & took an official visit to The Blue this past weekend. The talented DT says he enjoyed the trip to Boise & is eager to return and begin his college career on The Blue. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his official visit to Boise State & more.

Lakeland Senior HS DT Dereck Boles (Lakeland, FL) verbally committed to Boise State last week and took an official visit to The Blue this past weekend. The talented DT says he enjoyed the trip to Boise and is eager to return and begin his college career.

"It was nice," he said. "Everyone was real friendly and it's definitely a place I can see myself for the next 4-5 years," he added.

"I spent the most time with Coach Caldwell and Coach Harsin," he stated. "They're both great guys. They told me they want me to come back and bring that hard work with me."

"The team has a winning mentality," he said in regards to Boise State. "Those guys have a new coaching staff, but they're all ready to get to work. On defense, they fly to the ball and tackle well. That's how I see myself too."

He went on to say that new Head Coach Bryan Harsin is glad to be back in Boise.

"He's glad to be back in Boise," said Boles. "He's a cool dude. He's young, but he also knows a lot about football."

"Coach Caldwell is a nice guy," he said. "He's someone that will push me. He won't let it slide if I do something wrong. He'll be like a mentor for me."

The future Bronco wasn't heavily recruited, but says he plays with a chip on his shoulder because of that.

"The coaches told me to be patient," he said. "They knew I would get that offer. I see myself as a guy that always plays with something to prove."

"I'm 100% committed."

So, what does Dereck Boles (6'2, 280) bring to the gridiron?

"The coaches like how I get off the ball," he said. "They like how I'm explosive on the D-line," he added.

As a senior, he racked up 65 tackles and 9 sacks.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Dereck Boles.




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