Hess to officially walk-on at Boise State

Jake Hess (no relation to Rudolf) will be walking on at Boise State this fall. Hess (shown above in literally the only picture I could find) is 6 feet tall and weighs 230 lbs. and played both fullback and linebacker at Galena High School in Nevada while earning All-League, All-Region and All-State honors during his senior campaign. Spurning his in-state schools to play for a winner, Hess also was swayed by the following tidbit: no walk-on fullback or tightend has ever earned a scholly at Boise State. Obviously, Hess has something to prove.

Hess, who coach Steve Struzyk calls "a hell of a person", thinks the Broncos are getting a real catch:

"As a walk-on, they're getting a real steal," said Struzyk, who guided Hess and the Grizzlies to their first-ever regional championship in 2006. "Whether it's at fullback, linebacker - whatever - he'll make a quick impact. He'll do anything a coach asks."
Anything? I guess BSU coaches have found someone to make their morning coffee runs.

Hess will redshirt next season while rooming with another Nevada walk-on, linebacker Alex LaVoy. Which brings us to other news: Alex LaVoy will be walking on at linebacker.

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1 comment:

Jason Haberman said...

He sounds like EXACTLY the kind of kid we want here at BSU. Chip on his shoulder and something to prove.

Can't wait to watch him.