Garrett Larson Is Rock Solid

Garrett Larson doesn't let much get in the way of his goals. Once he decides to do something, it’s going to get done. The Fruitland (Idaho) beast of an offensive lineman made up his mind months ago for Boise State & hasn't wavered. Now, after making so many unofficial visits, the 2015 verbal commit made his official on September 20 at the Louisiana-Lafayette game & got exactly what he expected.

“It was a lot of fun,” Larson said. “It was kind of nice to be able to hang out with the players and talk with the coaches a little bit more. Not that I haven’t talked with them in the past, but it’s always good to get more familiar with them.”

Larson (6’5”, 270) isn’t quite sure yet what his major will be, but took the time to meet with the heads of several departments who made themselves available to the prospective Broncos. He also got to spend some quality time with offensive line coach Scott Huff.

“I’ve been to multiple games so I’ve been able to enjoy them, but also look and evaluate my position,” he said. “It was nice to be able to talk to Coach Huff for a while.

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“I don’t really know yet (where I’m playing). The way he sounded, it seemed like we’re just going to see where I fit, which I’m completely fine with. I don’t care where I play.”

He may not care where he plays, but he’s doing everything he can to make sure he plays as early as possible. Even during his senior season, the human road grater has continued to improve his strength, despite cutting some days from his workout regimen. His bench is up to 335, squat up to 465 and his current clean max is 285, all increased numbers from the summer.

He’s counting the days until he can work out with Boise’s program. He won’t be enrolling in the spring due to some straggler classes he’ll need to take that semester, but it’s clear he’s ready to be a Bronco.

“Yea, I can’t wait,” said Larson, who is no longer being contacted by any program. “It’s killing me to not get my workouts from them right now, but I have to wait until signing day. It’s going to be lots of fun.”

As for the workouts he does now? Well, seven days a week just didn’t seem reasonable during the season.

“I cut it down to four days a week so I could rest on Thursday, Friday and Saturday,” he said. “I’m dying to do more, but I’ve got to take care of my body during the season. I’ve gotta stay busy.”

Larson is busy enough as it is, leading his Grizzlies to three straight wins following a season-opening loss to one of the better teams in the state, Middleton. Still focused on the season in front of him more so than the one down the road, he keeps his goals in mind.

“Our first goal is SRV (Snake River Valley) title,” he said. “We want to beat everyone, but we’ll take it one game at a time. We’ll see what happens when we get there.

Boise hasn’t been pushing me to be on campus at all. I show up when I can and they understand that. My high school team is my family first right now.”

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