Grant Hedrick: 'It Just Felt Right'

Central HS QB Grant Hedrick (Independence, OR) recently became commitment #2 for the Broncos in the 2010 recruiting class. The standout QB performed superbly at the recent Bronco football camp in Boise and the hard work paid off with a Boise State offer. He spoke to about his performance at camp and his commitment to Boise State.

Central HS QB Grant Hedrick (Independence, OR) recently became commitment #2 for the Bronco recruiting class of 2010. Boise State had been showing strong interest in the standout QB and wanted to see him perform at the annual Bronco football camp. "They told me they liked me on film and wanted to see me live," said the newest Bronco. "I didn't see it coming so soon," he added.

It didn't take Hedrick (6'1, 180, 4.56) long to decide. Grant, his dad, and the coaches played a game of phone tag and he then officially became a Bronco. "Coach Pete called my dad and my dad called me," he said. "I called Coach Pete and Coach Harsin back and told them I wanted to be a Bronco."

Defensive Coordinator Justin Wilcox knows the state of Oregon better than just about anyone and has brought in some major talent from the Beaver State. "Coach Wilcox recruited me," he said. "He seemed like a real good guy and down to earth."

Head Coach Chris Petersen was a perfect fit for Hedrick. "Coach Pete is the perfect coach for me at the college level. He's a family guy and real down to earth. It just fit comfortably."

Grant held offers from Air Force and Portland State as well. He's thrilled to bring his recruitment to an end. "I'm done. I'm 100% Bronco," he said. "I liked everything about it and the facilities were awesome. It just felt right." Hedrick also received interest from Oregon, Oregon State, and Washington.

The Central Panthers have had a solid program for many years and they continued that success last season. "We were 12-1," he said. "We lost in the semi-finals." The Panthers just recently finished up spring practice as they look ahead to 2009. "We had spring camp a couple weeks ago. We look good. The younger guys are stepping up." Last season, Hedrick had 3,100 yards passing, 21 TDs, and 7 INTs.

The goal for the Panthers is simple. Win state. "I hope we can win state. We lost in the semi-final the past two years. I just want us to reach our potential and see where that leads us. I'm not worried about personal goals. I just want to get better and be a leader for younger players."

The 2009 season is just a few months away and Hedrick has been staying in excellent shape with his workout plan. "I'm going to a guy named Matt James right now," he said. "He's an agility trainer in Portland. He has helped me with my speed and staying in shape," he added.

Grant is also fully qualified on the academic side as well. He carries a 3.46 GPA and a score of 21 on the ACT. will continue to have updates on Grant Hedrick.

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