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Issaquah TE On Boise State Radar
Issaquah HS TE Eric Lemke (Issaquah, WA) currently has an offer from Idaho and a few other schools could be on the verge of offering. One of them just happens to be Boise State. The talented TE prospect was on campus for an unofficial visit back during the spring and also camped at Boise State in June. "Idaho is my only offer right now," he said. "UW, Boise State, Colorado, and UCLA are schools that could possibly offer," he added. "Obviously, Boise State is a big-time school, have a really good team, and they use the TE a lot," he stated. "I like the way they use the TE in so many different formations and I could see myself being in that mix too." "I went to Boise for an unofficial during the spring and went to their team camp for one day as well," said Lemke. "I love the campus and how it's pretty condensed with the city around it. It has a small campus feel to it. You could really feel the energy just watching them practice. I see why they win a lot of games. As for the camp, I thought it was really well-organized. They had a ton of kids there, a lot of teams. Playing on that blue field was pretty trippy." Lemke is being recruited by (Assistant Coaches) Bob Gregory and Scott Huff. "Coach Gregory and Coach Huff are recruiting me," he said. "Coach Huff is a real outgoing guy. He makes a lot of jokes that I understood, but my dad didn't. That was pretty funny. As for Coach Gregory, he's a great guy too. I remember he was really loud and assertive at practice." Lemke says he's looking for a school with a "small campus" feel to it. "I'm really looking for a school with that small campus feel to it," said Lemke. "I actually kind of felt that at UCLA. You know it's in a big city, but the campus wasn't spread-out or anything. Also, I'd like for the school to have a good football program and a good position coach at TE. One thing I like about Idaho is the fact that their TE Coach played in the NFL. That's cool." Football season is finally upon us and that means optimism reigns supreme. In 2010, the Eagles finished the season with a 9-3 record. Not bad at all, but their success over the years has been overshadowed by the Skyline Spartans, a program that has dominated the 4A division for the past decade. "I definitely think this team can compete for a State Championship," he said. "I felt good going into other years, but this could be our best team yet. We return a lot of starters and this group just seems more athletic than in year's past. We're going to have a lot of senior leadership out there." "We would definitely like to beat Skyline," he stated. "Based on 7-on-7, I think we can compete with them. They graduated a lot more guys than we did. I know that'll be a great game." What does Lemke (6'4, 240, 4.81) bring to the gridiron? "I would describe myself as a physical player," he said. "We run the ball a lot, so I haven't gotten to catch the ball as much. I expect to get a lot more balls thrown my way since I'll be playing receiver as well this year. I see myself as a pretty balanced player. I can block, catch, and run routes." BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Eric Lemke.
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