Posted On: 09/5/20 8:22 PM
Another top offensive lineman in the state of Colorado has committed to play at the next level.
Cord KringlenCordKringlen6'5" | OLHoly Family | 2021StateCO, a lineman for Holy Family in Class 3A, announced his commitment to Boise State on Friday, Sept. 4. Kringlen is the No. 3 ranked offensive lineman and the No. 15 overall recruit in the Class of 2021, per Prep Redzone Colorado.
— Cord Kringlen (@CordKringlen) September 4, 2020
“After committing, I feel like I have a huge weight off of my back with recruiting,” Kringlen said. “I feel like I’ll be able to focus on school and my last year of high school football.”
Kringlen chose Boise State over a number of other FBS offers he had received, including multiple offers from other Mountain West programs.
Like many of other top prospects, Kringlen had his recruitment go through a substantial change when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. His communication with schools were all over the phone and online, and some of his discussions with programs died down during the NCAA dead periods.
“It did kind of slow down,” Kringlen said. “Not a lot of other schools that had an offer from reached out. They were kind of sitting back and thinking that now with everything shut down, what would be next.”
His communication with Boise State would continue, and the program was rewarded by their loyalty with his commitment. The opportunity to join one of the strongest mid-major programs in the country was something Kringlen said he could not pass up on.
“What stood out is their consistency and how much they win,” Kringlen said. “The amount of players that they put in the NFL in recent years and the mentality that they have and preach with their football program is very attractive.”
Since the 2019 season ended, Kringlen has been hard at work getting ready for his senior season. He is one of the top linemen working out at the Six Zero Strength + Fitness facility with coach Matt McChesney, working on technique and studying film. The work is continuing this fall with the football season being moved to the spring.
The extra time to practice this fall is something Kringlen hopes will help him grow for his senior season of high school football and for his next chapter at Boise State.
“I’m mostly working on getting stronger and faster,” Kringlen said. “I’m working on footwork and all offensive line technique and some film work. I’m studying different concepts of the game with NFL film. That’s really all I can do right now.”
Kringlen is a versatile left tackle with multiple years of starting experience at Holy Family. He’s shown an ability to drive blockers off the line of scrimmage in the run game and can stonewall a pass rush with a good base and violent hands. He will look to build on his 6-foot-5, 285-pound frame and be a key cog up front against for Holy Family in the spring of 2021.
And now with his decision secured, Kringlen is ready to finish strong and embrace what is to come in college.
“This is one of the things I’ve thought about since I’ve been able to play football,” Kringlen said. “This is what I think about every day when I wake up and before I go to bed. This is what I get up early and workout for.”
Kringlen becomes the second player from the state of Colorado to commit to Boise State, joining Palmer Ridge wide receiver Kaden DudleyKadenDudley6'0" | WRPalmer Ridge | 2021StateCO.