Valor Christian HS LB Andrew Pint (Highlands Ranch, CO) verbally committed to Boise State over the…
Corral Conversations: Andrew Pint
Valor Christian HS LB Andrew Pint (Highlands Ranch, CO) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2012 class and is expected to compete for early playing time as a true freshman. The talented LB brings a winning mind-set to Boise, having won three state championships, and says he's ready to begin his career on The Blue. "Workouts are going really good," he said. "Me and a couple other guys that will play next year have been doing a lot of running, lifting, and just keeping in-shape. We do just about everything. A lot of weights, squats, cardio, and speed workouts." "The main thing I'll take from Valor to Boise is just the work ethic," he stated. "We put in a lot of hard work. I know the college level is a whole new deal, but that's something they emphasized from day one." "I think the speed of the game will be a bit of an adjustment," said Pint. "That's what I really noticed during the spring game. There were a lot of big dudes running around out there. I'm excited to be a part of it." Pint (6'2, 215) and his mom were in Boise for four days leading up to the spring game and he says it was good to get acclimated to the new environment. "We flew out there for four days," he said. "We drove around town, tried to get my bearings down, and have a sense of comfort when I get there. It was fun to see everything." "Boise reminded me of a smaller version of Denver," said Pint. "To be able to see the downtown area, surrounding area, and everything was pretty cool. I like it there a lot." And he also stopped by the Boise State campus to pick up the playbook from LBs Coach Bob Gregory. "I got to sit down with Coach Gregory for about 45 minutes. He handed me a playbook," he said. "It was just really some basic stuff, nothing too crazy, but it reminds me of our defensive scheme at Valor. I've been sitting down with my coach and going over some of the stuff since he's familiar with it." "I think I'll play if I can learn the plays and everything," he said. "It's up to me to learn those and be ready for it," he added. Pint noted that Blake Renaud played well during the spring game and the defense appears to be reloading for another great run. "Blake played well," he said. "Like I said, what I noticed was how fast he and the other LBs were out there. It was impressive to watch it and see how they get after it. They're really physical out there. I know it's going to take some hard work, but I think it'll be a lot of fun too." "I'm just excited to be a part of it," he said. "Every time I talk to the coaches they tell me how great Coach Gregory is, how he's a level-headed guy, and will be fun to play for. He's a teacher and I'm looking forward to playing for him." And he says he'll arrive in Boise in late June as he (and most of the freshmen) will enroll in the summer bridge program. "I know we start on June 25th. I'm sure I'll get there a couple days before," he said. "I'm getting really excited. I know it'll be different, but I know I can handle it." BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Andrew Pint.
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