Boise State added its third offensive lineman to its 2009 recruiting class of 20-ish with the commitment of OT Charles Leno from San Leandro High (California). Leno will join fellow bigs Jake Broyles and Bryant Thomas at Boise State next season.
The 6'5", 265-pound Leno is one of the highest rated linemen in the West, and he chose the Broncos over schools like Washington State (duh) and Utah (yay!). His campus visit took place during Fresno State week, but we think his commitment may have been the result of an ulterior motive: revenge on BSU recruit Joe Southwick.
Even on a so-so night, San Ramon Valley High quarterback Joe Southwick showed he has the poise to pull it all together when it matters most.
The 6-foot-1 Boise State-bound senior led the Wolves on an 11- play, 73-yard game-winning touchdown drive -- which included an amazing fourth-and-eight pickup -- leaving the packed house at Burrell Field stunned, as No. 3 San Ramon Valley outslugged No. 10 San Leandro 38-34 in a thrilling nonleague battle Friday night.
"We played a good game, and they played a good game," San Leandro defensive lineman Charles Leno said. "It was a great game."
OK, so Leno could use some work on his quotes.