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Originally scheduled to grayshirt, Homedale grad will join Boise State this fall

Boise State commit, defensive end Scott Matlock's senior highlight reel

Highlights of Homedale High defensive end Scott Matlock, who verbally committed to a scholarship offer as part of Boise State's 2019 recruiting class.
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Highlights of Homedale High defensive end Scott Matlock, who verbally committed to a scholarship offer as part of Boise State's 2019 recruiting class.

Scott Matlock will be suiting up for the Boise State football team a little sooner than he expected.

The Broncos announced Friday that the recent Homedale High graduate was added to the 2018 recruiting class.

"They had an extra scholarship spot that they weren't planning on having," Matlock said. "As soon as they found out that they had that extra spot, they called me and brought me in."

When Matlock verbally committed in January, he said he planned to grayshirt, which means he would not have joined the team on scholarship until January 2019.

"I was very excited. I kind of had a feeling this was going to happen. I'm not sure why. I just kind of had a feeling," Matlock said. "I still can't really comprehend it, that I am going to be going there so soon, but I'm pretty excited for the opportunity."

The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Matlock played all over the field at Homedale, including every position on the offensive line, tight end, defensive line and middle linebacker. He said BSU recruited him as a defensive end.

Matlock wrapped up his senior season at Homedale with 57 tackles and five sacks to earn first-team all-3A Snake River Valley honors at tight end and on the defensive line. He also was a second-team 3A All-Idaho offensive lineman.

Matlock earned defensive line MVP honors at a Boise State camp last summer.

"It kind of has the feeling of going off the deep end in the shark frenzy, not knowing what to do," Matlock said. "But it will be fun. It's going to be a challenge, but it's going to be well worth it."

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