Tjong-A-Tjoe Tops Bronco Recruiting Board

Boise Senior HS DT Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe (Boise, ID) has become a hot commodity in recent weeks. The three finalists for his signature are Boise State, Washington State, and Oregon. He spoke to about his interest in Boise State and the excitement surrounding the Bronco football program.

Boise Senior HS DT Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe (Boise, ID) has become a hot commodity in recent weeks as schools have taken notice of his athletic ability. "I'm down to Boise State, Washington State, and Oregon," he said.

Tjong-A-Tjoe (6'4, 295) has been at the top of the recruiting board for Boise State since day one. "Boise State was the first of my final three to offer" he said. "I went to every home game this past season."

Ricky is currently being recruited by Coach (Pete) Kwiatkowski. "Coach K is recruiting me," he said. "I talk to him and Coach Pete a lot," he added.

The Broncos have used their Dutch connection to the fullest extent the past couple years. Geraldo Hiwat was the latest Dutch recruit to commit to Boise State in August. "I'm friends with Geraldo," he said. "It would be fun to play with him. We would have a good time."

Tjong-A-Tjoe will visit Boise State this weekend and the Bronco coaches will be looking to roll out the red carpet for the outstanding DT prospect. "I've seen a lot already," he said. "I just want to talk to the players and coaches."

What does Tjong-A-Tjoe like about Boise State? "It's comfortable," he said. "I feel good here. Everyone I know is here. I like the way they play. They have accomplished a lot of great things," he added.

The Bronco DL was strong in 2008. "I liked the D-line a lot," he said. "It was impressive."

Ricky brings an old-fashioned mentality to the gridiron. "I like to hit people," he said. "That's it. If I can hit somebody, I'm happy."

Tjong-A-Tjoe had an unbelievable senior season in 2008. He had 35 tackles (nine for a loss), two sacks, four forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries. He was rewarded for his excellent season by being named First Team 5A All-State.

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