Liberty HS LB Brett Bafaro (Hillsboro, OR) was in Boise last week week for the annual football camp at Bronco Stadium and didn't leave empty handed as Boise State became the sixth school to extend an offer to the talented LB. It also appears that Boise State will be a strong contender for his services.
"Boise State offered me at around 7:30 today (Friday)," he said. "I talked to Coach Petersen at the camp and he asked me to come back later. He said I looked real good at the camp. So, he called me a few hours later, took me in his office, and offered me."
"He just basically talked about Bronco Football and how you're held to a higher standard at Boise State," he stated. "He's a great guy and so is Coach Gregory. He talked a lot about how important school is and how everyone is like one big family. He also said I could possibly have the opportunity to play early and that's a big thing for me."
"Obviously, they (Boise State) win games and I hate to lose," said Bafaro. "They're the winningest football team since 2000. That's huge and I know they're adding onto the stadium, making it bigger. It's only going to grow from here. People are finally starting to realize that they aren't just winning these games based on luck. I remember watching the Oklahoma game with my mom and wondering how they won that game. I have followed them quite a bit since then."
LBs Coach Bob Gregory also made a strong impression on the standout LB prospect.
"Coach Gregory is a real high energy coach," he said. "I felt real comfortable talking to him and being coached by him. I could definitely see myself playing for him."
Bafaro says he plans on taking at least a couple official visits and possibly all five. As of now, Boise State will definitely receive one of those visits.
"I see myself taking an official visit to Boise State," he said. "I knew I was probably going to take one even before they offered, but this camp really solidified it for me. I see myself coming back for a visit in the fall."
Bafaro (6'2, 216, 4.4) will camp at Washington and Oregon in the coming weeks and a trip to the Bay Area for the Cal camp is a possibility as well. After that he'll focus on getting ready for his senior season.
"My camp season will be done after those," said Bafaro. "We start team workouts on Monday. That will be my main focus after I'm finished with these camps."
As a junior, Bafaro racked up 80 tackles and 5 sacks for the Falcon defense.
The talented LB currently has offers from Boise State, Utah, Idaho, Eastern Washington, Portland State, and Colorado.
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