Quartz Hill HS ATH Matthew Tago (Quartz Hill, CA) picked up an offer from Boise State a couple months ago and has the Broncos firmly in the mix for his services. The talented ATH already knows of three schools that he will visit this summer and Boise State is one of them.
"Coach Avalos is recruiting me from Boise," he stated. "He has been recruiting me for a while and he has developed a good relationship with me and my parents. I like how he's able to talk to you on your level. He can really relate."
"Coach Avalos came to my school last week for a visit," said Tago. "It was good to speak to him for a little bit."
Tago can play a number of positions on each side of the ball, but Boise State is recruiting him at LB.
"He's recruiting me as a LB," he said. "He really likes that I can play both ways. He likes my versatility and the fact that I'm willing to play anywhere on the field."
So, what does Tago like about Boise State?
"They have a winning program and good academics," he said. "They graduate their players. I also like how physical they play on defense. They really get to the ball and they've sent a lot of guys to the NFL."
"I think right now I'll probably take all of my official visits and then decide," he said. "I want to make sure that I'm making the right decision," he added.
In 2016, Tago and his teammates at Quartz Hill lost in the CIF Championship on the final play of the game. The next day he was back in the weight room to get ready for another run in 2017.
"We lost by one point on the last play of the game," said Tago. "The first thing I did was get right back in the weight room the next day. There are no breaks. I want us to be that much better this season so we can win that championship."
"We start spring ball next week," he stated. "The main thing for me will be setting an example for the younger guys and being a leader."
So, what does Matthew Tago (6'3, 228, 4.8) bring to the gridiron?
"I play QB as well so I think my mindset of knowing what to look for on defense really helps me," he said. "The main thing I bring to the field is physicality and I bring that to both sides of the ball," he added.
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