Countdown Schmountdown: #55

The atomic clock actually says that we have just 55 days until the Ducks hit the blue turf (hard).

So, today we'll continue our countdown by briefly highlighting the Bronco player with the jersey number that corresponds with the number of days remaining till the opener. Sorry there isn't a more clear and concise way to explain that.

Boise State does not have every number from 1 to 99 assigned as of yet...so today (and all other days where this occurs) I will be highlighting a walk-on or new addition to the team that could have the number that we've currently landed on. If that made any sense to you at all, we'll move right along.

And we're off...

#55 John Michael Davis, LB

On Thursday I highlighted Allen Mooney, part of Boise State's new wave of young, highly productive linebackers. Today, I will focus on John Michael Davis, the other part of what may become a dynamic linebacking duo for the Broncos.

John Michael Davis was the lone 4-star commit in the Broncos' 2009 recruiting class and was rated as the 13th best WILL backer in the nation by Scout.com. Davis was a four-year letter winner in football racked up 255 tackles, 9 sacks, and 8 INTs in his prep career. He was named first team All-State as a sophomore and second-team All-State as a junior. The 6'1" 220 lb. Davis, can play safety or linebacker, but should find a spot in the linebacking corps in short order. Davis, who is destined to be known amongst Bronco Nation as JMD, possesses good size and speed for his position and looks to be one of the more athletic LBs the Broncos have brought on in a while. Davis very well could push for playing time this year as the Broncos 4-2-5 defense will rely on the two strongest LBs seeing the field. As a matter of depth, don't be surprised to see Davis penciled in on the two-deep chart. If you can't wait till the Fall scrimmage to feast your eyes, you can check out this video of Davis that ESPN has provided. While you're there, be sure to read the novella that they've written about Davis (it has a happy ending)

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