Looking into more of the 2016 Boise State recruiting class, we turn our attention towards the defense and the linebacker position. That’s where we meet Tyson Maeva.
Maeva is a 6’0” 225 pound inside linebacker that hails from San Diego, California where he played his high school football at Cathedral Catholic.
Tyson Maeva committed to Boise State back in mid-June of 2015.
The biggest competition that Andy Avalos had in keeping him with Boise State was to fend off other schools who had their eyes on Maeva. Navy, UC Davis are just a few to mention, but offers from fellow Mountain West schools Nevada, Fresno State, and hometown San Diego State were also in play.
Some thought that he would stick close to home, But Maeva felt that “The Blue” was the best fit for him.
He even made it official by signing his national letter of intent in December. He is currently enrolled at Boise State and is attending classes for the spring semester to get jump into the program.
Although currently listed on the roster for Boise State, he doesn’t have a number assigned just yet to him.
As mentioned from an earlier post, Maeva brings depth to the position that will need it, but at the same time he brings the speed that is also needed as well.
Maeva from the highlights looks as though he is very keen on using his closing speed to get to the ball, but at the same time is able to not bite too hard. His read of the zone inside gives him great skill that will benefit him best.
It’s not determined yet if he redshirts or not, but he’ll have plenty of help to help learn his new role with the likes of Ben Weaver and Joe Matarano to be there as teammates.
Tyson Maeva is another tremendous addition to the 2016 Boise State recruiting class.