Sam McCaskill: 'It Was The Perfect Fit'

Sam McCaskill: 'It Was The Perfect Fit'

Sheldon HS DE Sam McCaskill (Eugene, OR) jumped on the Boise State radar with just a month until Signing Day, but a late offer and an official visit to The Blue sealed the deal for Boise State. More than anything, he says Boise State was the "perfect fit" for his college career. So, how was Signing Day? His current workout routine? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about that & more.

Sheldon HS DE Sam McCaskill (Eugene, OR) jumped on the Boise State radar with just a month until Signing Day, but a late offer and an official visit to The Blue sealed the deal for Boise State. More than anything, he says Boise State was the "perfect fit" and is looking forward to starting his college career as a Bronco.

"It was the perfect fit," he said. "They put in the time to come see me and offer me beforehand. That was pretty special. The official visit just blew my mind. It was everything I expected and more. It's also not too far away from home, but far enough that it allows me to be on my own."

"It's going to be an honor to play for Coach Petersen," he stated. "I'm already training with that in mind. I'm going to be working for a great group of coaches and I plan to give my all for them."

"I actually spoke to Coach Gregory today," said McCaskill. "We just talked about some of the housing apps, the workouts, and I asked him how the team is doing. Just stuff like that."

So, how are the workouts?

"They're going well," he said. "I got the workout packet and it's mostly stuff that I've done with my trainer. It's real high intensity stuff and they incorporate some cardio and lifting with it."

The future Bronco suffered a partially torn tendon and a high ankle sprain during the state championship game last fall. He says he should be back to 100% by next week.

"I should be running at full speed next week," he said. "It took a while to heal. I was on crutches until a couple weeks ago, but I feel much better now. I was blitzing to the inside, got caught by the TE, and had my cleat get stuck in the ground. It popped my ankle and I've been trying to get back to 100% since then."

Construction will begin on the new football facility within the next couple months and McCaskill says the new facility will be right on par with Oregon's. That is some high praise when one takes into account the unbelievable facilities that Oregon has built over the past decade.

"It's going to be a ridiculous facility," he said. "Being around Oregon, it really might even be a notch above theirs. It's going to be that nice. I can't wait to see it."

"I grew up an Oregon fan," said McCaskill. "Lately, I've been reminding my friends that Boise State went 2-0 against them. Their reaction to that is usually pretty funny."

The future Bronco still has one more game to play before enrolling at Boise State this summer as he received an invitation to play in the Les Schwab Shrine Game.

"I got an invitation for that right after Signing Day," he said. "Basically, it's an Oregon All-Star Game and they divide the teams up between the north and south. It'll be fun to play one more game before heading to Boise."

Looking back, McCaskill says he learned the value of hard work during his time at Sheldon.

"You get what you put into it," he said. "Hard work and dedication will basically get you anything that you want out of life. You'll get the results you want if you put in that hard work."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Sam McCaskill.



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