Boise 'backer will camp at OSU

OREGON STATE HAS a long history under Mike Riley of discovering burgeoning talent at their summer camps, having them sign with the black and orange and then seeing them develop and shine over their career in Corvallis. Oregon State was recently by a Boise high school for the May Evaluation period to check out a rising linebacker prospect, and he'll be camping with the Beavs later this summer.

Out of Capital High in Boise, Kyle Sosnowski is 6-3, 215 pounds and runs a legit 4.65 in the 40. He holds offers from Idaho and Idaho State. He's hoping to add to that list in the coming months.

"I kind of want to play for a Pac-10 school, that's my goal," said Sosnowski.

Still, Sosnowski has a tight relationship with the Idaho staff, Mark Criner in particular. Criner and Sosnowski's father Steve, Athletic Director at Capital, have known each other a long time and run in many of the same coaching circles.

As for Oregon State, their interest in Sosnowski looks to be on the rise.

"They had a coach who dropped by. They've just kind of said they're really excited to be recruiting me. I told them I was going to come to their camp and they were excited about that. I'll learn more about them when I go down there," said Sosnowski.

SOSNOWSKI SAID he'll hit camps at Oregon State, Boise State and Oregon. Washington State and Washington are also possibilities if he isn't spread too thin coming out of the first three.

"The thing I've heard most from schools is that I make plays, and that I get around the field pretty well," he said.

In addition to the obvious suspects, academics and a football program, Sosnowski said in he's looking at how the football players and coaches connect with one another. Academically, possible areas of interest include kinesiology, movement studies or similar.

Location and distance will likely play a factor in his decision, he said.

"I'd probably like to stay more in (the) West," said Sosnowski.

SOSNOWSKI MAY LOOK a bit different out on the field this summer than he does on his junior tape. He's been keeping up a rigid offseason workout schedule, hitting the iron in the weight room six times a week.

Recent strength numbers include a power clean of 265 pounds, a squat of 390 and a bench of 315.

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