By Chadd Cripe
© 2010 Idaho Statesman
Kicker/punter Matt Goudis of Calabasas, Calif., made an oral commitment to the Boise State football team Thursday night.
Goudis (6-foot, 165 pounds) is a fourth-year starter at Chaminade High. He made a 54-yard field goal last week and has hit from 60 yards in practice, he said.
He visited Boise State for the Oregon State game. He hopes to replace four-year starter Kyle Brotzman as the kicker/punter.
“The coaches, they’re great, and then the opportunity to be able to start as a freshman — and the town is great,” he said. “Everyone there seems like they love the Broncos.”
Boise State was the only school to offer Goudis so far, but he visited Florida and also had talks with Michigan, California and Fresno State, he said.
The talks with Florida were “pretty serious,” he said.
“But they weren’t sure if they were going to offer a kicker in my class,” he said. “I didn’t feel like waiting.”
Goudis is more of a kicker but utilizes the rugby-style punt that Boise State special teams coach Jeff Choate likes to employ.
“I can’t explain it — how much fun it’s going to be,” Goudis said. “This is a great opportunity for me. I understand what it’s like to be young on a team. I really want to compete next year and help them win the Mountain West.”
Here is a feature on Goudis from the L.A. Daily News.
2011 RECRUITING CLASS
— QB Jimmy Laughrea, 6-2, 185, Rocklin (Calif.) HS
— DE Sam Ukwuachu, 6-5, 203, Pearland (Texas) HS
— WR Dallas Burroughs, 5-8, 165, Rocky Mountain HS (Meridian)
— DT Jeff Worthy, 6-4, 280, Whittier Christian HS (La Mirada, Calif.)
— DL Robert Ash, 6-3, 255, Cosumnes Oaks HS (Elk Grove, Calif.)
— S Taylor Loffler, 6-3, 195, Kelowna (B.C.) Secondary
— OL Rees Odhiambo, 6-3, 298, Mansfield (Texas) Legacy HS
— RB Jay Ajayi, 6-0, 200, Liberty HS (Frisco, Texas)
— LB Blake Renaud, 6-2, 230, De La Salle HS (Concord, Calif.)
— OG Marcus Henry, 6-3, 275, Bellevue (Wash.) HS
— CB Eric Agbaroji, 6-1, 180, Midlothian (Texas) HS
— S Corey Bell, 5-11, 200, Capital HS
— K/P Matt Goudis, 6-0, 165, Chaminade HS (Calabasas, Calif.)
Grayshirts from 2010:
— WR Troy Ware, 6-2, 164, Vista (Calif.) HS
— DE Tyler Horn, 6-4, 225, Mountain View HS (Meridian)
— TE Holden Huff, 6-6, 195, Rocklin (Calif.) HS