Making the Grade
For all of the coaches out there that always tell their players that grades are important, you now have a prime example of how good grades resulted in an incredible opportunity.
The Washington State football program thought they had all of their scholarships sewn up and players would start coming up to Pullman in a couple of weeks to get familiar with the program. Little did they know that one of their recruits was not going to be academically eligible and it would open up a spot for someone else. That person was Mountain View's Austin Brown. The big defensive lineman got a call from Coach Choate, who moved from Boise State to Washington State this summer, to see if Austin would want to take a visit to Pullman. From there, everything seemed to work out in Brown's favor. WSU offered him a full ride scholarship and he went from getting little to none of his school paid for to a full ride in less than a few weeks. Brown was a staple in a stout Mountain View defense this past year and had a ridiculous 12 blocked kicks in his two years on the varsity roster.
Another great story from the Treasure Valley this week is Rocky Mountain's Eli McCullough verbally committing to go to Boise State in the fall of 2013. Much like Brown, McCullough is a big force on the line and joins Joe Martarano and Alec Dhaenens as the three early Treasure Valley commits to play football at BSU in a couple of years.
Tune into the show today to hear from McCullough as well as his head coach Jason Warr to see how motivated McCullough will be this year after relieving the pressure of choosing what school to go to. Also, if you did not hear the Austin Brown interview on the show yesterday, check out 630thefan.com/pages/on_demand to listen to it there.