Jungblut Goes Out A Winner

Saguaro HS DE Justin Jungblut (Scottsdale, AZ) and his teammates just recently won their third straight state championship. Their run toward yet another state championship will go down as one of the most dominant three year streaks in Arizona HS football history. Jungblut spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his HS career and his future as a Bronco.

Saguaro HS DE Justin Jungblut committed to Boise State in July of 2008 and he's very happy with his choice. "The football environment and the coaching staff is why I chose Boise State," he said. "I'm 100% committed to Boise State."

Jungblut (6'6, 250, 4.9) was recruited by Coach (Scott) Huff. "Coach Huff recruited me," he said. "He's a real cool guy. He's younger so he can relate to us."

Justin also offered high praise for Chris Petersen. "Coach Pete is definitely one of the best coaches in college football," he said. "He's an all-around great guy," he added.

The standout DE took his official visit to Boise State in September as he saw the Broncos defeat Bowling Green. "I flew in on Saturday," he said. "We went to the team dinner. After that I met up with Coach Petersen and we talked for a while. I sat in on the defensive meeting and we went to the game after that."

Jungblut and (Bronco OL) Joe Kellogg were teammates at Saguaro and Justin enjoyed spending time with him on the visit to Boise. "I hung out with Joe after the game," he said. "He had a little influence on my decision," he added.

The Bronco defense was stellar all season long in 2008. "I'm real excited to play on that defense," he said. "Coach K (Kwiatkowski) is a great D-Line coach and Coach Wilcox is a great Defensive Coordinator. They are real aggressive and that's the way we are at Saguaro."

Winning one state championship is difficult. Winning three in a row is nothing short of unbelievable. "This was our best team," he said. "We beat Chaparral 38-0 at ASU in Tempe." Saguaro dominated their opponents all season long. "We had five shutouts," he said. "We had two games that were 71-7 and 33-7." The Sabercats outscored their opponents by a total of 558-107 in their 14-0 season.

How does one describe such a dominating three year run? "Dynasty is the word that comes to mind," he said. "It's great to be a part of that and I can't wait to bring that streak and winning spirit to Boise," Jungblut added.

Jungblut keeps in close contact with the coaches. "Me and Coach Huff talk once a week on average," he said. "Coach K (Kwiatkowski) will talk to me once or twice every two weeks. Coach Pete called to congratulate me on my third straight state championship."

Justin will arrive in Boise in June. "I'm going to be up there with Kharyee (Khayree Marshall) and Ebo (Ebo Makinde) on June 1st," he said. "We'll start training right away."

Preparation is the key to success in college football and Justin plans on working hard all off-season. "You can never get too quick," he said. "Work on my feet, speed training, running stadiums, and jump roping."

This season, Jungblut finished with 72 tackles, 11 sacks, and 23 TFL. He was First Team All-State, All-Region, and All-City at DL.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Justin Jungblut.

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