Larson Solid In His Choice

Garrett Larson has been busy since he committed to Boise State back on Feb. 5. To be specific, the Fruitland High School (Fruitland, Idaho) offensive tackle has packed on a few pounds and won a state wrestling title since he pledged to the Broncos, their first of the 2015 class. When he pulled the trigger, Larson checked in a 6 foot 5 and weighed 250 pounds. That has changed.

"I'm up to 270lbs right now," Garrett Larson said. "My goal is to be 285lbs by the time football starts. I've been lifting as much as I can and trying to eat as much food as I can, which can be hard at times."

As the three-star prospect continues to prepare for his senior season at Fruitland, and as he pushes toward his weight goal, what has remained constant is his desire to be a Bronco.

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"Before (Boise State offered me) I was going to see what other offers I would get, but as soon as I saw Boise I knew that's where I wanted to play," Larson said. "Up to that point I hadn't had a whole lot of contact with them. I knew I liked their school, but I wasn't sure what they were all about. They invited me to visit and gave me a tour. I liked coach (Scott) Huff and (Bryan) Harsin a lot. I can get along with the players and coaches and it was a good fit. When they offered I committed on the spot."

Even when Nebraska, BYU, and Washington showed interest in the big lineman, his commitment never wavered. It had the opposite effect on other suitors, however.

"I told my coach and all the other press that I was happy with my decision and I'm not changing," Larson said. "Other college coaches know that and they leave me alone."

Larson is excited to follow former teammates Joe Martarano and Alec Dhaenens to Boise State.

"I played with them when they were here, when I was a freshman," he said. "I'm looking forward to seeing them again."


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