Green Valley HS Def End Brock Hershberger Will Visit Boise Unofficially For Wyoming Game

It's early in the recruiting process for 2017 linebacker/defensive end Brock Hershberger. He doesn't have an offer to his name yet, but that will change sooner rather than later.

A junior at Green Valley High School in Henderson, Nev., Brock Hershberger (6-foot3, 225-pound Def Lineman)  is beginning to see an increase in contact and interest from college coaches as letters and messages are streaming in on a daily basis.

Hershberger is getting an early jump on things as he will be on campus of one of his favorite schools this weekend: Boise State.

"I'm pretty excited about it," he said of the upcoming visit. "Just this week I got in contact with the coaches in Boise. A recruiter in Dallas, Justin Owens, has connections with the coaching staff and he helped me set it up."

The Southern Nevada athlete has made other unofficial visits - to Oklahoma, San Diego State, and San Diego, as well as some local camps - but Boise's allure and pull are unique to him.

"I haven't been up to Boise before, but I've heard good things about it," Hershberger said. "My dad played at Weber State and played on the Smurf Turf the first year it was put down." His father, Eric, was a lineman for the Wildcats when the Broncos were a member of the Big Sky conference.

And while Hershberger's recruiting process is in its infancy, he is looking forward to seeing The Blue in person and checking out a game.

"I don't necessarily have a dream school, but I definitely picture myself playing on the western half of the country," he said. "Boise State is one of my top schools. I've heard great things about the atmosphere and how the whole town goes to the games. I can't wait to be there."

Hershberger compares his game to that of Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, and he is focused on being the best football player and teammate possible. In other words, a commitment is a long ways away.

"I have to say JJ Watt is the kind of player and leader I want to be out there," Hershberger said. "I definitely make my voice well known and I encourage my teammates. I'm loud.

"I'm putting any commitment on the back burner right now. My high school team is the focus. I'm a team player."

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