Boise State running back commit Robert Mahone took some time out of his day to dish to Bronco Nation on a wide variety of topics.
The 5’11”, 190lb back contacted me from his home in Prosper, TX for a quick Q&A for the Bronco Nation faithful.
When are you expecting to move to Boise?
Robert Mahone: “I plan on moving up there July 2nd or 3rd… looking forward to it.”
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.”
Your film reminds a lot of people of Reggie Bush, do yo think that is a good comparison?
RM: “Yes, I think me and Reggie Bush are similar, good comparison.”
You pushed back your commitment before picking Boise State, what was going through your mind at that time?
RM: “Just wanted to make sure I was making the right decision and didn’t really want to rush things.”
What are your individual and team goals for you time at Boise State?
RM: “My goal is to get an eduction and be the best back to come to Boise State. I plan on playing in huge bowl games and the college football playoffs. I want to be known as “That Guy” and get an opportunity at the NFL.”
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.”
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.
You can follow me on Twitter @RobertJPfeifer for all the latest Boise State recruiting information and other great stats and info on Boise State. Follow Bronco Nation News on Twitter @BNNBroncoNation.