Corral Conversations: Chandler Koch

Boise State has made a living off of their TE position. Not just receivers or blockers, they're hybrids who could just as easily line up at FB as they could TE. It's not uncommon for the Broncos to have 3 TE's in the game at once in fact. So with such a pivotal position, recruiting great TE's is a big key to their success, and if 08 shows anything, the Broncso are going to be good for a long time.

Boise State always seems to have good TE's. With 2 former TE's currently playing in the NFL, they're obviously able to pick good one's, and then train them up right.

That's why landing Chandler Koch is something that should have all Bronco fans ecstatic. 

Koch has been a mainstay on a team that made it to the ultra-competitive Texas State Playoffs for the past 2 seasons.  Despite the fact that Chandler and his Flower Mound Jags were bounced in the first round by the 2nd ranked team in the State 35-24, Chandler was still named to the  2007 All-District 6-5A First Team as a Tight End, boasting 24 receptions for 356 yards and 4 TD's overall, and that is even more remarkable when you consider that Flower Mound also boasted another of the Top-TE's in the Nation, Oklahoma commit James Hanna.

Koch was also the Jag's short-yardage specialist, a talent that he could very well bring with him to the Broncos.  It is that versatility, and his steady play that brought so much attention to the 6'3 220lb Koch.

Boasting offers from no fewer than 7 D1 schools, including Boise State, New Mexico, Army, Air Force, San Diego State, Colorado State, and Houston, it may seem a little surprising to some that Koch decided to leave the Texas area and move to Idaho for his College experience, however according to the man himself, it wasn't too hard of a decision.

Chandler tripped to Boise State back in the beginning of December and had nothing but glowing remarks about his official visit. "When I went there they were real nice and I felt at home." "Just the environment", he added, "It just felt right." Chandler was hosted by fellow hybrid TE/FB Richie Brockel and the two hit it off from the start.  It was that camaraderie that he developed with his future teammates, as well as the relationship that he developed with the Coaches that recruited him, (Coach Brent Pease took the lead there), and just the Boise State community in general.

The hard working TE is a sure bet to become a household name in Boise in short fashion, coming from the football crazed Texas High School system. Not a stereotypical dumb jock in the least, Chandler boasts a very high GPA, landing in the Top-10% of his High School Class.

With a resume like that, it won't be long before Chandler Koch is helping the Broncos back into a spot amongst the Top-10% of D1 football teams.

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