Newest Bronco Has All The Intangibles

Newest Bronco Has All The Intangibles

East Central HS OL Andrew Tercek (San Antonio TX) verbally committed to Boise State on Friday afternoon while on campus for an unofficial visit. The talented O-lineman says the main thing that sold him on Boise State was the underdog mentality & how the Bronco coaching staff has a solid reputation when it comes to developing talent. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his commitment to Boise State

East Central HS OL Andrew Tercek (San Antonio, TX) verbally committed to Boise State on Friday afternoon while on campus for an unofficial visit. The talented O-lineman says the main thing that sold him on Boise State was the underdog mentality and how the Bronco coaching staff has a solid reputation when it comes to developing talent.

"There was one thing that Coach Petersen told me that really stood out," he said. "He said he gets asked all the time why Boise State plays so hard and he told me it's because his players were told they weren't good enough to play at Alabama, LSU, Texas, and those schools. They come to Boise State and they play with a chip on their shoulder. That's why they always play to the best of their ability and the record speaks for itself."

"We got in yesterday evening," he stated. "We woke up, got to the campus at around 9 am, and Coach Strausser met us outside the football complex. We met the coaches, toured the campus, spoke to the academic tutors, and then came back for some one-on-one time with Coach Strausser. He talked to me about coaching style, what they look for in a player, and then we had a meeting in Coach Petersen's office."

"I told Coach Petersen that I wanted to be a Bronco," said Tercek. "He had a big grin from ear to ear and we shook hands and he announced to the other coaches that they have a new Bronco. Me and my dad went to the campus bookstore right after that and bought some Boise State clothing."

The future Bronco says he knew he was likely going to commit to Boise State while on the visit and is thrilled that the recruiting process is now over.

"I knew about 30 seconds into the conversation when they first offered," he said. "I had been talking to them for about a month and a half, but I did my due diligence and came with the full intent of committing."

"My dad knew how much I liked Boise State and asked me if it would really matter if Coach Brown and Coach Searles from Texas offered me tomorrow," he said. "I told him it wouldn't matter, so I knew then I wanted to be a Bronco," he added.

"It's good to get the process over," said Tercek. "It's not about being the cool guy on campus going to Boise State, but I want to focus on my senior year. That's another thing that drove me to commit early. Honestly, I didn't think I'd have this many D1 offers, so I'm thrilled to be a Bronco."

Tercek will now turn his focus to the 2012 season and says this year's team looked solid during spring practice.

"We finished spring football a few weeks ago," he said. "We finished strong. There was no full contact, no pads, since we have a bunch of guys going to the state track meet. We had been injury prone, but we came out of spring football with no injuries. We were able to get a look at some of the underclassmen and see how they adapt."

So, what does Andrew Tercek (6'3, 285) bring to the gridiron?

"They (Boise State) said the thing that got them was intangibles," he said. "Things like work ethic, faith, drive, competitiveness, and the things you can't see on film, but can pick up from talking to coaches and counselors."

He chose Boise State over offers from North Texas, Army, Nevada, and Rice.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Andrew Tercek.



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