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Boise State football recruiting: Oregon State commit Matt Pistone will visit Boise this weekend

The Broncos will be visited by Oregon State commit Matt Pistone this weekend. Can the Broncos woo the tight end away from Corvallis?

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The Boise State Broncos will be hosting Yuma Catholic (Yuma, AZ) tight end Matt Pistone this weekend, according to B.J. Rains of the Idaho Press-Tribune:

Pistone, a three-star recruit, committed to the Oregon State Beavers back in July and has reaffirmed his commitment as recently as December 4th, the day OSU head coach Mike Riley was named the head coach at Nebraska.

This hasn't deterred the Broncos, however, as all reports have them making a very serious run at Pistone. It's hard to blame them; Pistone boasts a large frame at 6-foot-4 and 230-pounds and holds offers from Washington, Vanderbilt, Colorado, and Northwestern, amongst others. And while Pistone doesn't possess much in terms of speed and agility, he has impressive hands and length and could become a nifty red-zone weapon within the next year or two.

According to MaxPreps, Pistone finished his Yuma Catholic career with 1,036 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns on 74 catches. He also, for whatever it's worth, racked up 209 total tackles and 58.0 TFL over four seasons.

This could become an interesting tug-of-war battle between Oregon State and Boise State. While it certainly seems the Broncos are closing whatever gap exists between the two schools in Pistone's mind, I'm sure newly-named OSU head coach Gary Andersen will have something to say, should he decide Pistone fits into the type of offense Andersen wants to implement in Corvallis.

You can check his out junior year highlights below: