Broncos In The Mix For Texas WR

Clear Creek HS WR C.J. McElroy (League City, TX) received his first offer just a month ago and has since added four more to his total. Boise State has recruited Texas quite well in recent years and McElroy is one of their top TX targets in the 2011 class. Where does Boise State stand with the talented WR? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his interest in Boise State and his recruitment thus far.

Clear Creek HS WR C.J. McElroy (League City, TX) received his first offer just a month ago and has since added four more to his total. Boise State has recruited Texas quite well in recent years and McElroy is one of their top targets from the Lone Star State in the 2011 class. "Houston offered me today," he said. "I now have offers from Utah, Wyoming, Boise State, Arizona, and Houston," he added.

The State of Texas has been quite good to Boise State in recent years. Aaron Burks, Quaylon Ewing, D.J. Harper, and George Iloka are all natives of the Lone Star State. Harper and Iloka have been major contributors over the past couple years for the Broncos while Burks and Ewing hope to make their mark this upcoming season. Much of the recruiting success that Boise State has experienced is due to (Assistant Head Coach) Brent Pease and his solid connections within the Texas HS coaching ranks.

Brent Pease has had a huge impact on the program since he joined the Boise State coaching staff in 2006. The Bronco WRs have excelled under his tutelage and now he's looking to Texas yet again as he hopes to bring another solid prospect to The Blue. "Their WRs Coach offered me," he said. "It came as a bit of a surprise. I really like Boise State too. I've been watching their games and everything. He told me they'd really like for me to visit."

What does C.J. like most about Boise State? It's all in the passing game. "They throw the ball a lot," McElroy said. "They do a lot of play-action, trick plays, that kind of stuff. That's what I like most."

Last season, McElroy (5'10, 170, 4.36) and his teammates at Clear Creek finished with a 4-6 record. The standout WR believes he needs to take it upon himself to step up and be a leader going into his senior season. "I need to step up and be a leader on the team," he stated. "We looked real good this spring. The defense is improving and the offense is real good."

In 2009, C.J. hauled in 48 receptions for 637 yards at WR. He also saw time at RB where he rushed for 400 yards on 37 carries. He scored a total of 10 TDs last season. McElroy has already set some lofty goals for 2010 and he believes he can accomplish them. "I want 1,000 yards and 90 receptions," he said. "We return most of our playmakers on offense this season. We run a spread offense so I should get a lot of touches."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on C.J. McElroy

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