Simone Will Visit Boise State

Skyline HS WR Gino Simone (Issaquah, WA) is currently committed to Washington State. Recently, he has decided to look at a few other schools and Boise State is in the mix. He spoke to about his commitment to Washington State, his interest in Boise State, and Skyline's current run at another state championship.

Skyline HS WR Gino Simone (Issaquah, WA) committed to Washington State back in August. Recently, he has decided to take a few official visits and see what other schools have to offer. "I originally committed to Washington State," he said. "Me and my parents decided that I should look at a few other schools and make sure that I'm making the right decision."

Simone (6'0, 175, 4.6) also knows that he will also visit Oregon State at this point. "I'm also planning a visit to Oregon State," he said. "I talked to one of their graduate assistants and he told me a coach would call me back," he added.

Gino informed the coaches at Washington State of his decision. "I let the coaches at Washington State know that I wanted to take a few visits," he said.

Paul Wulff (WSU Head Coach) made quite an impression on Simone during the recruiting process. "Coach Wulff seems to be a real standup guy," he said. "He doesn't try to dance around their situation and I respect that. He's a good guy and easy to talk to."

Boise State's winning attitude has caught the attention of the standout WR. "It's hard to ignore Boise State's success," he said. "Obviously, the coaching staff has gone a great job of winning games."

Skyline HS and Boise State have both had great success over the years. "It's tough not go to a school that wins games when you come from a successful high school program," he said. "That's a big thing for me and they are winning games. That would be fun to be a part of," he added.

Simone talked to (Defensive Coordinator) Justin Wilcox on Sunday evening. "I talked to Coach Wilcox," he said. "He told me they don't have a lot of spots left and nothing is guaranteed at this point. They want to get me down on a visit soon."

It's no secret that Gino Simone and (Bronco commit) Kirby Moore are good friends. "I've gotten to know Kirby real well," he said. "It would be great to have an opportunity to play with him." Could that play a factor in Simone's decision? "It could play a role and it couldn't," he said. "It's got to be what's best for me," he added.

Washington could also possibly be a factor in his decision. It will all depend on the new coach. Interestingly enough, Simone's dad and Jim Mora (a possible candidate for Washington) know each other. "Jim Mora actually grew up about five minutes or so from where my dad grew up," he said. "My dad referred to him as "Jimmy." They were pretty good friends," he added. So, what are his thoughts on Washington? "I'll take a look at Washington if they still want me," he said. "It will be interesting to see who the new coach will be."

Simone and his teammates from Skyline HS aren't strangers to the big stage in the state playoffs. The Spartans are a traditional powerhouse in Washington and this year has been no different. They've outscored their opponents by a total score of 470-41. "We're 12-0," he said. "We've really come together as a team. We have a great coaching staff and we've been in position to make plays." Skyline HS will play Ferris HS this week in Spokane. "We play Ferris on Saturday," he said. "We'll watch film on Monday and our coaches will have the gameplan set," he added.

Gino Simone would be a huge pickup for Boise State. It will be interesting to see what Simone's final decision will be at the end of the recruiting process. will have updates on Gino Simone throughout his senior season.

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