Broncos Land A Late One

Rocklin HS TE Holden Huff (6'6 200lbs, Rocklin, CA) has committed to Boise State and will grayshirt as he plans to enroll in January of 2011. He took his official visit last week, landed that coveted offer, and committed on the spot. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his commitment to Boise State and his future as a Bronco.

Rocklin HS TE Holden Huff (Rocklin, CA) has committed to Boise State and will grayshirt as he plans to enroll in January of 2011. He took his official visit last week, landed that coveted offer, and committed on the spot. "I got the offer last Sunday on the visit," he said. "I was hoping I'd get it, but I wasn't really expecting it. Coach Pete was happy about it," he added.

Huff (6'6, 200) and his dad made the trip to Boise for the visit. Needless to say, the visit surprised the newest Bronco. "I had never been to Idaho and I was really surprised," Huff said. "I thought it would be a big potato field with a stadium in the middle. You have the small town and big city life with the downtown area and everything. It was great."

Holden's host was TE Tommy Gallarda. "My host was Tommy Gallarda," he said. "I asked him a bunch of questions and wanted to know everything about Boise State. We ate a lot on the visit. We walked around campus, saw the indoor field, and met the strength and conditioning coach on Saturday. The strength coach wanted to weigh me and I told him he should wait and weigh me before we leave since we've been eating so much," he added with a laugh.

The TE is utilized frequently in the Bronco offense in both the passing and running game. Head Coach Chris Petersen feels that Holden will fit perfectly in the offense. "They like my height, frame, and receiving abilities. I played WR up until my senior year in HS before moving to TE."

Huff and his teammates at Rocklin left their mark on the program in 2009. The football program at Rocklin had never won a league or section title prior to this past season. "We went undefeated until the state game for Division II," he said. "It was the best year Rocklin has ever had since we hadn't won a league or section title. Our QB got injured before the Servite game, but they are pretty good too."

The Rocklin Thunder bonded as a team in 2009. That's what made the difference. "Our seniors didn't really care the year before," Huff said. "They all had their own little clique. Everyone was friends this year and that really helped us. That bond made us a very balanced team." Last season, Huff racked up 1,000 yards receiving and 10 TDs for the Thunder.

The newest Bronco is simply excited about the opportunity to play at Boise State. "I can't wait. It's an experience not a lot of people get," he said. "I'm honored and I like the challenge."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Holden Huff.

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