Hello Bronco Nation, I am Robert Mahone. I thank God everyday for blessing me with the talents he gave me and for my family. I also want to thank every coach that ever coached me and had an impact on my life as a player and a man.
Growing up I didn’t have the best life, I didn’t have a male guidance around due to incarceration, and I didn’t grow up in the best of cities or environments.
That’s why I thank God daily for watching over me and keeping me safe during dark times.
I was born in Macon, Georgia on March 14th, 1998. I have one brother and two sisters and one nephew. I moved from Macon to Atlanta when I was 11 and then moved to Prosper, Texas when I was 16.
I was always very blessed with physical abilities all my life, and I thank God daily. I didn’t really like Texas but then I grew into it, and I really enjoy the competition and how serious Texans are about high school football.
Coming to Texas was one of the smartest things me and my mom decided on, and I’m glad we did it. I play for my mom, she is my inspiration. She works late nights to provide for me and my siblings so I want to pay her back and become a successful young man.
I was blessed to end up with 16 scholarship offers, but I am taking my talents to The BLUE! Boise State is the place for me.
Early in my recruiting process I was thinking about staying in Texas. I was offered by multiple Texas schools.
One thing that stood out to me with Boise is the tradition. The tradition in Boise is unreal. I love it, I want to be apart of something with great tradition and pride.
Boise does that for me. Coach Harsin always preaches being Blue Collar, that really stood out to me not only as a player but as a man. Being Blue collar will help me on and off the field.
Coach Marks and Coach Riddle came to see me almost every weekend just to check up on me, the love and vibe I got with the coaches are great already. Going far from home is going to be hard for my mom, but I look at it as an investment. It will all pay off in the long run.
Boise State is a great opportunity for me and my family. Boise State is the place for me. I love the coaches, atmosphere, and people in Boise. That place is just DIFFERENT! I love Boise and I will be successful there! #BleedBlue #ATF
Mahone is an incredible pick up for the Broncos and an extremely underrated prospect. He has great vision of the entire field and the endurance to keep separation from defenders for the length of the field once he has created it, to go along with 4.5 second 40-yard dash speed.
The back can move linebackers back at the point of attack, cut runs back inside on a dime, and also has the athletic ability and requisite awareness to hurdle tacklers who try to engage him low in space.
He also knows when to follow blocks when the safe bet is the best one. He is very smooth when changing direction in traffic. If there is one glaring hole in his game it is that he has a tendency to carry the ball away from his body at times rather than always keeping it high and tight. Malone also held a Houston offer among others.
Mahone verbally committed to the Broncos on June 20th of last year, and made it official today writing his name on the dotted line for National Letter of Intent Day.
What Boise State player do you try to model your game after?
RM: “Honestly, I don’t really try to model my game after anybody, I just do me, but I look up to Doug Martin and Jay Ajayi in terms of what they accomplished and where they are at.”
What is your relationship with Coach Harsin like?
RM: “Good, he’s a great coach and man, he checks on me, we talk almost daily.”
What is your relationship with Lee Marks like?
RM: “Great, we talk almost daily also, great man and coach also.”
When do you expect to move to Boise?
RM: “July 2nd or 3rd.”
What are you goals for your first year on campus?
RM: “I just plan to learn the offense and be the best I can be, hopefully break some freshman and conference records.”