Reifeis Enjoys Camp Experience In Boise

Eastlake HS TE Austin Reifeis (Redmond, WA) recently made the trip to Boise to take part in the annual Bronco football camp. Reifeis has a busy summer ahead as Boise State was just one of many camps he plans to attend. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his camp experience in Boise and his recruitment thus far.

Eastlake HS TE Austin Reifeis (Redmond, WA) recently made the trip to Boise to take part in the annual Bronco football camp. Reifeis is looking to take part in as many camps as possible as he hopes to gain interest from other schools. He attended the Northwest Elite Classic/Jason Gesser Camp last week and there are a few others on the slate as well. "I'm going to Eastern Washington, Colorado State, and Washington," he said.

The Bronco football program has made a strong impression on Austin. "I really like the program," Reifeis said. "I had never been to Boise before. It's a clean town and a there's a lot of pride. They have a lot of tradition and play with a chip on their shoulder."

Reifeis (6'3, 230, 4.7) spent one day in Boise and he enjoyed the experience. "I was there on the first day," he said. "It was Saturday. It went really well. I got to work one on one with the TEs coach."

Defensive Coordinator Justin Wilcox has been recruiting all over the Northwest. "Coach Wilcox is recruiting me," he said. "He's a fun guy. Pretty high energy and younger so he can relate to the players," he added. Austin can play both TE and DE. Currently, Boise State likes him at TE. "Coach Petersen referred to me as an interesting player. I think they are looking at me for TE."

The standout athlete from Washington currently holds two offers. "I have offers from Hawaii and Illinois State," he said. Hawaii likes what Reifeis has to offer on defense. "It was kind of weird. I didn't talk to them much leading up to the offer. Coach Tormey came by my HS and told me they like the highlight tape. My highlight tape was geared more toward TE but they want to try me out at OLB or DE."

Last season, the Eastlake Wolves finished with a record of 6-4. "We did well," he said. "The four teams we lost to were top ranked teams." Reifeis and his teammates just finished up spring practice and they are looking ahead to a solid 2009 campaign. "Spring practice went well. The team is looking good and we have a lot of players coming back. There's a lot of experience returning."

The Skyline Spartans have been the dominate 4A program for the past few years and Eastlake is hoping to change that in 2009. "I definitely want to win the league championship," Reifeis said. "We want to beat Skyline. We're a mile apart. Make it as far as we can in the playoffs. Beat Redmond as well. That's a fierce rivalry," he added.

Last season, Reifeis racked up 54 tackles and 3 sacks on defense. On offense, he had 25 receptions for 350 yards and 1 TD.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Austin Reifeis.

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