Marboe Takes in Pokes' loss, Still High on UW

Wyoming's 24-14 loss to Boise State last Saturday didn't seem to swing the recruiting balance in the Broncos' favor—at least not for Idaho high school standout Brad Marboe. See what the senior had to say about the two teams after last weekend's game.

Wyoming's performance against Boise State last Saturday may have been tough to watch for most Cowboys fans.

Fortunately for the Pokes, it was just the opposite for Idaho prospect Brad Marboe.

"Before the game started, I knew it was going to be a defensive battle, and that's what it pretty much was," said Marboe, who holds a scholarship offer to play for the Cowboys next season. "Wyoming held Boise to seven points until half, and it was just a great game defensively."

A 6-foot-4, 195-pound linebacker prospect from Idaho Falls, Idaho, Marboe made an unofficial visit to Bronco Stadium last Saturday to take in the Wyoming-BSU showdown.

"I'm getting recruited for defense," he said, "so it was really exciting watching two powerful defenses like that."

Besides the Cowboys, Marboe holds offers from Idaho, Idaho State and Montana, and the athletic senior said Montana State is on the verge of offering as well. He has also garnered interest from Utah and Boise State, and the Broncos are scheduled to pay a visit to Idaho Falls tonight to see him in action.

Marboe had Wyoming at the top of his list of schools for 2008 this summer, but an offer from Boise State would make his decision a bit more complicated.

"I am interested in Boise State offering because it is closer to my family at home, and it would make it easier for family members to come to the games to watch me," he said last month. "I think both schools, Wyoming and Boise State, are headed in the right direction. Boise State is coming off a great season, but I think Wyoming is going to be right up there. I think that program is definitely going somewhere and has been for the last few years under Coach Glenn."

Marboe said the Cowboys' 24-14 loss on Saturday did not swing the balance in Boise State's favor.

"I didn't feel like that at all about either team. I just came away thinking it was a great game. Both teams showed what they could do defensively, and it was just awesome to watch."

So how close are the Broncos to extending Marboe an offer?

"I'm not really sure," he said. "I'm just going to have to go and play all out like I try to do every Friday night. We'll just see what happens after the game."

Marboe is scheduled to make an official visit to Laramie for the Cowboys conference home opener against TCU Oct. 6, and the Pokes remain high on the senior's list.

"I love how much the coaches keep in contact with me," he said. "Getting a call every week and just the way I connect with them and talking with them, I like that a lot.

"There's a good connection there, especially with Coach English."

As a junior, Marboe earned first team all-region honors as a defensive back and wide receiver and second team return specialist honors. He has already posted eight tackles for a loss, one interception and one punt return for a touchdown in 2007.

An accomplished track and field athlete as well, he reports a personal best of 51 seconds in the 400 meters.

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