Corral Conversations: Justin Jungblut

Saguaro HS DE Justin Jungblut (Scottsdale, AZ) signed an LOI with Boise State in Feb. of 2009 and he's all set to arrive in Boise for summer conditioning. Jungblut's senior season saw him achieve the dream of all HS seniors as he went out with a state championship. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his championship season and what he hopes to accomplish leading up to his first season in Boise.

Saguaro HS DE Justin Jungblut (Scottsdale, AZ) signed an LOI with Boise State in February of 2009 and he's all set to arrive in Boise for summer conditioning. "I'm coming up this Sunday," he said in reference to May 31st. "I'll be there until June 22nd or 23rd. I'll come home for a bit and then go back out July 14th or 15th and stay there for good."

Justin (6'6, 255, 4.99) is ready to get his Bronco career underway. "I'm pretty excited and nervous," he said. "It'll be real different from my HS experience due to everyone being good and being able to play. It's much faster. I like being pushed," he added.

Jungblut was able to watch his future teammates in action as he visited Boise for the annual spring game. "I came up for the spring game," he said. "I thought it was great. My dad tagged along and it was his first time in Boise. I was pumped to see them play. I liked watching the D-linemen running around."

The future Bronco has been focused and training hard since the end of the 2008 season. "I'm working out five times a week and I'm running three times a week," he said. "I do yoga twice a week. I'm up to 315 on the bench. That's good for my wingspan. I've never felt as fast and agile as I am."

The Saguaro Sabercats have developed into a national power over the past decade and Jungblut's senior class helped carry on that tradition with yet another state championship.

"We were 14-0 and have won 40 of our last 41 games," he said. "We left the program as legends. I worked hard with my teammates. We finished the season with five shutouts," Jungblut added. The standout DE finished the 2008 season with 72 tackles (with an astounding 23 TFL), 12 sacks, and a fumble recovery for a TD. "It's always fun when one of the big guys gets to score a TD. That put us in the state championship game."

Justin's main goal during his career at Boise State isn't about the numbers. It's about respect. "The first thing I want to do is gain the respect of my teammates," he said. "You don't have nothing if you don't have respect. I want to pay my dues. I want to dominate and win as many WAC Championships as we can. The team is first. I also want to get my degree."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Justin Jungblut as he prepares for his arrival in Boise later this summer.

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