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Future Bronco Is Ready To Compete
La Habra HS K Sean Wale (La Habra, CA) signed with Boise State last month as a member of the 2012 recruiting class and is expected to make an instant impact in what should be an intense competition for the starting positions at both kicker and punter. Wale currently practices three days a week, has a kicking coach, and says he's "ready to compete." "I'm going to go in there and be ready to compete," he said. "I was told there is no guaranteed starter," he added. "I set my kicking schedule for Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday," he stated. "I try to limit the reps, more quality over quantity, but I'll usually kick around 200 on Saturdays and then around 50 or 60 during the week." "I think I make about 90% on my own," said Wale. "I usually work with my kicking coach once a week and tend to miss a few more when he's there since I'm trying to work on new techniques." Wale was originally recruited by Boise State as a punter, but the kicking troubles throughout the 2011 season led Head Coach Chris Petersen to declare an open competition heading into the 2012 campaign. "Originally, they wanted me as a punter when I went up there for the kicking camp," he said. "The FG troubles are why I'm coming in now as a kicker. I think what helps is that I'm a combo-guy. I can do both." "As a kicker, I think I'm well-rounded," he said. "I can always get better, but I work on all three phases of the game." But can he make a FG during crunch time on national television? "I'll let you know after the Michigan State game," he said with a laugh. "It's easy for me to say in my living room that I can walk into Michigan State and make a game-winning FG, but it's another thing to actually do it. A kicker has to have a cool mind-set. You got to try to block everything out and make each kick the same." Wale will take part in the summer bridge program like many others in the 2012 class. "I leave on June 24th," he said. "I'll take two summer school classes, come back for a week and a half, and then go back that following week for fall camp." But more than anything, he's ready to arrive on campus and compete for that starting spot. "I'm getting kind of tired of HS now," he said. "I'm ready to get up there and compete," he added. BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Sean Wale.
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