Concord (Calif.) De La Salle linebacker Blake Renaud talks about state title and Boise State...
Renaud Brings Something Special To Boise
De La Salle LB Blake Renaud (Concord, CA) and his teammates capped off an undefeated season last Saturday with a dominant win over Servite in the State Championship Game. Renaud leaves De La Salle having won two championship rings and will now turn his attention to his future on The Blue.
Servite went into Saturday's game having won twenty-five straight, but the Spartan defense was up to the challenge as the Friars couldn't get anything going on offense. "We were just getting off the ball and being more physical with our lines," he said. "We knew we had to come out and be physical," he added.
The future Bronco started strong and finished strong. He battled through some adversity midway through the season, but was at the top of his game once the playoffs rolled around. "I thought I started well and then plateaued during the middle of the season. I guess I was just thinking too much," he said. "I just fought out of it. I'd say I started playing my type of ball and got that feeling back again at the start of the playoffs."
Football at De La Salle is a year-round commitment and the preparation that goes into each game sets them apart from other programs. "It's a year-round sport for us. Basically, we work every day until the state game," he stated. "Being unselfish is a big part as well since when we mess up the last thing we want to do is be embarrassed around our teammates. I know we work pretty darn hard."
The defense at De La Salle and Boise State are all about attacking the ball-carrier and "getting after it." Both defenses play a full four quarters in each game and Blake is looking forward to the new challenges that await him in Boise. "You see eleven guys just like flying to the football," he said in regards to the Bronco defense. "It's a great defense and they're fun to watch. I'm looking forward to being a part of it."
Blake's (6'2, 235) motivation once he arrives on campus this summer is quite simple...he wants to earn playing time as a freshman. "I'm not going into Boise trying to redshirt. That's my motivation," Renaud said. "I'm sure I'll have to adjust a little bit, but it won't change anything I can do. I just want to go out there and get better each day."
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