SoCal DE To Visit The Blue In June

Valencia HS DE Gabe Perez (Placentia, CA) picked up his first offer last week as Boise State became the first school to put an offer on the table. Perez is flying under the radar right now, but that could also change as more schools start to show interest. He also plans on visiting The Blue next month. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his interest in Boise State & his recruitment thus far.

Valencia HS DE Gabe Perez (Placentia, CA) picked up his first offer last week as Boise State became the first school to put an offer on the table. Perez is flying under the radar right now, but that could change as more schools start to show interest. He also plans on visiting The Blue next month.

"That offer (Boise State) came out of the blue," he said. "It came as a surprise since I didn't know they were that interested," he added.

"Coach K offered me," he stated. "He said he loves how I play, how I react, that I have toughness, and how I get to the ball."

"Coach K didn't tell me which position, but I'm thinking that it's D-end."

He went on to say that he can play LB as well, but that DE is probably his best position.

"I'm probably best at DE," he said. "I think it's mostly because I consider myself more of a pass rusher."

Perez will visit Boise State next month and says he's eager to checkout the campus and facilities.

"I'm going to visit Boise State sometime in mid-June," said Perez. "I'm going to look at the campus, see if I can picture myself living there for four or five years, and I obviously want to meet the staff as well."

"They have a great winning tradition at Boise State," he said. "They play great defense up there and their staff has shown how well they can coach. I've heard lots of good things about the school."

In 2011, Perez and his teammates struggled through a 1-9 campaign, but he says this year will be different. The talented DE says better leadership, more talent, and hard work should produce solid results for the 2012 season.

"We need this senior class to step up. Our class wants to change it, work harder, and win games this year," he said. "Honestly, I see us going at least 7-3 this year. I expect our leadership to be much better."

"Win games...that's the goal for this season."

So, what does Gabe Perez (6'5, 220, 4.62) bring to the gridiron?

"I'm good at reading the offense," he said. "I feel my reaction time is good and I'm good at noticing right away if it's screen pass or a regular passing play."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Gabe Perez.




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