Corral Conversations: Tyler Horn

Mountain View HS DE Tyler Horn (Meridian, ID) signed with Boise State in February and he couldn't be happier to have the opportunity to stay home and play in front of family and friends. Like Holden Huff, he will grayshirt and join the team in January. He made the short trip over to Boise for a few days of spring practice and he spoke to BroncoCountry.com about that experience.

Mountain View HS DE Tyler Horn (Meridian, ID) signed with Boise State in February and he couldn't be happier to have the opportunity to stay home and play in front of family and friends. Like Holden Huff, he will grayshirt and join the team in January. "I'm still grayshirting," he said. "They want me to get bigger, keep my athleticism, and take advantage of the weight training program," he added.

Horn (6'4, 225) was in attendance at the spring game and he also went to a few practices. "I came over for three practices," he stated. "They have a lot of fun out there and practice is really up-tempo. They joke around, but they're serious at the same time. Coach Pete came over and spoke to me at practice. He was telling me to pay attention to certain drills."

Tyler could hardly believe that his dream of becoming a Bronco had come true on Signing Day. It took about three months, but it's starting to sink in. "I'm really excited. It has finally settled in," he said. "I remember thinking when I signed that I couldn't believe it. Now I really know I'm a Bronco."

The standout DE saw a tremendous production increase on the field from his junior to senior season. He finished his senior season with 14 sacks. He attributes that to the solid coaching he received at Mountain View. "I feel like I was coached up really well and that allowed me to put pressure on the QB," Horn said. "The biggest difference from my junior to senior season was my confidence. I was much more of a leader on the team. My coaches just told me to go out there and play crazy. That's what I did."

The Boise State program is in the process of changing the perception of its team. It was all about the high-flying offense for many years and the defense wasn't perceived to be "strong" across the country. That's all changing now as the Bronco defense is taking that next step to the elite level. Tyler sees himself as just another piece to that puzzle. "I want to continue that tradition of D-end at Boise State," he said. "Coming into a D-line like that is exciting, but it also comes with expectations. I like watching the way they play on defense. They are all coached up well and they always seem to be in the right spot," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Tyler Horn.

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