Rudder changes direction

In 2003, Mitch Rudder played football locally at Skyview High School in Nampa. After a standout senior season, Mitch signed a Letter of Intent with Utah State and then Aggie Coach Mick Dennehy, but decided to serve an LDS Mission instead of playing right away. Now, 3 years and an Aggie Coaching change later, Rudder's journey to school is considerably shorter...

In 2003, Mitch Rudder (Nampa, Idaho, Skyview HS), signed a Letter of Intent with Utah State and Aggie Head Coach Mick Dennehy as a 6'3 260lb project who planned on serving an LDS mission before joining the Aggies.

Fast Forward 3 years and BroncoSports.com has reported that Mitch Rudder joined the Boise State football team after the end of the 2006 Spring Term as an 6'3 292lb Olineman.

Rudder, who was team captain and student body president during his final season at Skyview, carries a very impressive resume of on the field accolades. He earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and as a senior after earning second-team all-state accolades as a sophomore. He was also a three-time all-conference pick.

Rudder played mostly at Tackle in HS, but is versitile enough to play anywhere along the Oline. His lineage is impressive as well as he has an Unclre that played football at North Carolina.

Not a 1-sport athlete, Rudder competed in track in the shot put and discus, while also playing basketball. He lettered in both sports twice to go along with his 3 letters for football. After all that, he was a member of the National Honor Society.

It isn't immediately known if Rudder is on scholarship or not, but if he isn't it wouldn't be surprising for that change rather quickly given that playing resume.

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