Dean Is Set To Enroll At Boise State

Dean Is Set To Enroll At Boise State

Eagle HS ATH DJ Dean (Eagle, ID) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2012 recruiting class & is set to enroll at Boise State in January as a grayshirt. The talented ATH says he's eager to join the team & enjoyed watching every minute of the Broncos 28-26 win over Washington just last week in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about joining the team in January & more.

Eagle HS ATH D.J. Dean (Eagle, ID) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2012 recruiting class and is set to enroll at Boise State in January as a grayshirt. The talented ATH says he's eager to joining the team and enjoyed watching every minute of the Broncos 28-26 win over Washington just last week in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas.

"It was awesome," he said. "It was good to see them come out, score a bunch of points early, and then have to battle it out for four quarters," he added.

"It definitely seemed like the offense was clicking," he stated. "Washington is a very good team. They beat Stanford and Oregon State this year. I think for us to win that game just shows how much the team has improved over the season. It was a great win."

"I thought the WRs made a lot of plays," said Dean. "I watched the game with my dad and we kept pointing out how many different receivers were catching the ball. Joe (Southwick) did a nice job of spreading the ball around. He got the ball to them and they were able to make the plays. It was nice to see that."

Dean will now enroll at Boise State in January and will be able to participate in all team activities.

"Oh yeah, I'm excited now," he said. "We start school in less than a month. I've got my classes and everything all set. I'm ready to start college and obviously to join the team as well."

"Coach Prince told me I better get out of vacation mode," he said with a laugh. "I spoke to him while they were down in Vegas for the bowl game. He was asking me if I was ready to get in there and just checking in with me. One thing I've noticed about Coach Prince is his enthusiasm. He's a motivator and he knows how to teach guys. I'm excited to play for him."

With the win, Head Coach Chris Petersen is now 84-8 through seven years at Boise State. Dean (6'1, 194) says the secret to success is Coach Petersen's ability to not only motivate the team, but to teach them as well both on and off the field.

"That's why a lot of guys come here," he said. "They come to Boise State because we know how to win and Coach Petersen is one of the best coaches in the country. He knows how to motivate his team, but to also teach them both on and off the field. He really focuses on community, being around each other as a team, and talks about making the right choices off the field. You become a better person when you play for Coach Petersen."

"As an Idaho guy, I grew up dreaming of playing for BSU," said Dean. "One thing I've noticed is that we've been bringing in more and more Idaho kids over the past few years. Being from Idaho, you don't get the attention that you might get in other states, but our coaching staff knows how to find the guys that can play at this level and put them in a position to succeed."

Spring practice is right around the corner and the future Bronco says he's already looking forward to shaking the rust off and getting back out there with his new teammates.

"I really want to make myself known," he said. "I want to improve, shake off that rust, do what the coaches tell me, and make an impact out on the field. I don't want to be one of those guys that comes in and doesn't improve. I want to get better with each day."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on DJ Dean.



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