Boesen Talks Early Recruiting

Long Beach DE Mat Boesen (6-4, 238) currently holds three offers and he's got several other programs giving him a long look. JCFootball.com caught up with the Boise State bounce-back and he gave us an update on where things stand and what he hopes to accomplish this season...



"I have offers right now from Marshall, Louisville and Washington State," Boesen told JCFootball.com recently. "USC, California, Baylor, Fresno State, Utah State and Texas State are the schools that I have been in contact with the most, but there have been a lot of schools by this spring so far."

As a prep, Boesen was a standout at Torrance (Ca.) West High School and he signed with Boise State in February of 2013. After two years with the Broncos, the talented defensive line prospect ran afoul of then team rules and he was dismissed.

"There were two off-the-field issues that ultimately led to them dismissing me," Boesen admitted. "I have accepted it and moved on from it and I've made a lot of good changes and grown a lot stronger as a man within the past six months."

After leaving this winter, Boesen began to look around and he said that Long Beach just seemed like the right place for him.

"They had a great year last year," Boesen said. "I also liked coach (Brett) Peabody and my buddy Josh Allen that I played with in high school goes here."

Boesen is set to play one of the defensive end spots for the Vikings this fall and he said most schools see him as the hybrid defensive end/linebacker that is so en vogue in today's defenses.

"Schools have been mostly recruiting me as their hybrid defensive end/linebacker spot where I would put my hand in the dirt and also drop into coverage," Boesen said. "It really doesn't matter what defensive end spot I play. I'm comfortable on both sides."

Boesen said while he hasn't set up any visits at this point, his plan is to take most of his allotted five official visits this summer and then make his decision at some point during or shortly after his season is completed.

Boesen is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2015 football season.


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