Corral Conversations: Quaylon Ewing

Kempner HS CB Quaylon Ewing (Sugar Land, TX) was the second commitment for Boise State in the 2009 recruiting class. The standout CB never wavered from his decision and now he's looking forward to his freshman season on The Blue. Ewing spoke to BroncoCountry.com about the summer workouts in Boise, the recent Bayou Bowl, and his future as a Bronco.

Kempner HS CB Quaylon Ewing (Sugar Land, TX) was the second commitment for Boise State in the 2009 recruiting class. The standout CB never wavered from his decision to become a Bronco. "Boise State stood out," Ewing said. "The record is crazy and they have had great corners here. Orlando Scandrick is in the NFL and I'm going to learn from Kyle (Wilson)."

Oddly enough, Ewing has had the opportunity to start that learning process a bit early. His roommates during his stay in Boise for summer conditioning were Kyle Wilson, George Iloka, and Jeron Johnson. "They're the craziest roommates ever," he said with a laugh. "They are a good group of guys and have only showed me right. Kyle, George, and Jeron are role models and I'm learning from them as I go," he added.

The continuity between the Bronco players and coaching staff starts at the top with Chris Petersen. "Coach Pete is a genuine guy," he said. "He's down to earth and more of a motivator. Some coaches just yell. He motivates and let's you know what to do."

Summer conditioning is vital to the performance of a football team during the long stretch of the season. The Bronco players want to be in the best shape possible as they look to make a BCS run in 2009. "The workouts and conditioning are a little harder," he said. "The workouts aren't too hard but they'll make you better. We push ourselves. No guys walk. We're all on our knees at the end," Ewing added.

The future Bronco was selected as one of the best seniors in Texas and was rewarded with an opportunity to play in the Bayou Bowl. The game is a matchup between the best in Texas and the best in Louisiana. "It was pretty good playing in the Bayou Bowl," Ewing said. "It was a sneak peek of college. I got to play against the best in Louisiana." The sign of a solid CB is when the opposing team doesn't throw to your side. "They only threw to my side four times. Three of those were incomplete and I batted one down."

Ewing has had the opening game against Oregon circled on his calendar for months. "That game is going to be crazy," he said. "It all becomes real against Oregon. It's make or break time. I already know Oregon will bring a lot of people. I've got a lot of faith in our team to get that win."

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

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