Corral Conversations: Holden Huff

Rocklin HS TE Holden Huff (Rocklin, CA) signed an LOI with Boise State in February and will join the team in January following a grayshirt season this fall. The future Bronco was in town for a couple days just recently as he and his dad made the trip to Boise to watch spring practice. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his visit to Boise for spring practice and his future as a Bronco.

Rocklin HS TE Holden Huff (Rocklin, CA) signed an LOI with Boise State in February and will join the team in January following a grayshirt season this fall. The future Bronco was in town for a couple days just recently as he and his dad made the trip to Boise to watch spring practice. "Me and my dad went up to watch spring practice about a week before the spring game," he said. "It was really cool. I had never been to a college practice. It made me want to play some football," he added.

Huff (6'6, 205) paid close attention to the overall structure of the practice. "The structure of the practice stood out," he stated. "Everyone knew where they were going and no time was wasted. Everything was right on topic. I stayed around the TEs and FBs the most. They're a great group of guys. It looked like they were coached up really well."

The TE position is one of the most important in the Bronco offense. To play TE at Boise State one must be a solid receiver and a solid blocker as well. Holden racked up 1,000 yards receiving last season for Rocklin HS so he definitely has that aspect of the offense down to perfection. Now he just wants to work on his blocking skills. "I want to be right in the middle of the offense," Huff said. "I want the ball. I want to get better at my blocking so I'll be solid at the position. I was mostly going up against guys that outweighed me last season. I held my own against them."

To grayshirt requires self-motivation more than anything. A player has to be committed to the weight and workout program since he can't officially take part in team activities. Motivation won't be a problem for Holden Huff. "My motivation is playing. There's nothing like playing," he said. "I want to be on the field with everyone and prove myself to my teammates. I don't want to let anyone down. I'll be starting the weight program and speed training stuff as soon as I'm done with track," he added.

The Bronco football program has seen expectations rise steadily with each year. Huff is eager to join the team and earn his spot. "It's a challenge to me and I like that," he said. "I can't wait. I can do anything if I can play for a team like this."

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

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