Boise Commit Gears Up For Senior Season

Boise Commit Gears Up For Senior Season

Klein HS LB Ben Weaver (Klein, TX) committed to Boise State back in June as he chose the Broncos over offers from California, Texas Tech, and a handful of others. What has the future Bronco been up to since that time? What are his thoughts heading into fall camp? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about all of that and more.

Klein HS LB Ben Weaver (Klein, TX) committed to Boise State back in June as he chose the Broncos over offers from California, Texas Tech, and a handful of others. What has the future Bronco been up to since that time? What are his thoughts heading into fall camp?

"I just spoke to Coach Gregory two days ago on the phone, but we message each other back and forth almost every day," he said. "I spoke to Coach Petersen that day too," he added.

"We were just catching up on things," he stated. "They asked me when I'm coming up for my official, things like that. I have to look at my schedule before we set that up, but I'm definitely going to go up there for a game. I want to see the environment and everything."

"Both (Petersen/Gregory) are genuine guys," said Weaver. "Coach Gregory talks to me like a good friend and we joke around a lot. Coach Petersen is the same way. It really just shows that they actually care and everything."

The Pre-Season USA Today/Coaches Poll for the 2011 season was announced last week and the Broncos will begin the season in the Top 10 for the second consecutive year. Needless to say, Weaver took notice and says he's "pumped" about that.

"I was pumped when I first saw it," he said. "Obviously, it's real exciting to be ranked that high. It's great to see that the school you'll be going to is top ten in the nation. That's why I chose Boise State. To have the opportunity to go to big Bowl Games and win a lot of games is just awesome."

Weaver also garnered some pre-season recognition as the Touchdown Club of Houston named the future Bronco as "one to watch" for Defensive Player of the Year honors for the city.

"I got nominated for it, but it would be awesome to win an award like that," said Weaver. "Overall, I'd say my main goal is First Team All-State. It would be a great honor to receive some recognition like that."

"We've got our first scrimmage coming up during the first week of school and after that the games start," he said. "I think we're going to be pretty good. We've got a young offense, so it will take them some time, but our defense should be solid."

Weaver (6'1, 225) says he leads by example, but becomes more of a vocal leader during the game.

"I got voted a team captain by the players. I definitely see myself as a leader of this team," he said. "I think they all look to me for leadership on the field and I'm already the head of the defense. I'd say I lead by example, but I'm going to tell you about it if you mess up during the game."

As a junior, Weaver had 85 tackles, 3 sacks, and 1 INT.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Ben Weaver.



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