Hard to believe, but there are under 70 days until the Broncos storm the Capital to take on the Hokies. As you may remember, last summer I embarked on the Herculean task of counting down a different roster spot for each remaining day until kickoff. So far this year, we're batting a thousand, so drop me notes of encouragement now and again so I can find the strength to get through the next couple months without breaking the streak.
We've got 68 days until kickoff...however, that particular number is yet to be assigned, so today we'll take a look at a poor, numberless Bronco—Bryan Douglas
#68, Bryan Douglas, True Freshman, CB
Weight: 170 lbs.
High School: Narbonne High School, Harbor City, CA
How'd he get to The Blue™?
Douglas was a two-way football star at Narbonne High and, in turn, was a two-time all-conference football player. As a senior wide receiver, he earned first-team All-Conference honors after catching 44 passes for 852 yards and four touchdowns. Douglas recorded 52 tackles, 14 pass breakups and five interceptions on defense as a senior and also returned one kick for a TD. During his high school career, Douglas was named All-Area, All-City and All-Marine League and was ranked in the top-100 by Scout.com and rated the No. 7 cornerback in California. Douglas also had a scholarship offer from San Diego State of the Mountain West Conference.l
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You can really see the family resemblance.
All-Area, All-City and All-Marine League performer at Narbonne High School. 92 tackles, 8 INTs, and 25 PBUs in last two years of high school. Helped lead team to city finals in 2009. Received Student-Athlete Award for maintaining a grade point average above 3.0.
Really can't find any so I'll just make one up: Cried uncontrollably at the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Douglas should be a fun player to watch...just not in 2010. Once Brandyn Thompson has graduated and we see another defensive back shakeup Douglas will be poised to assert himself and grab some PT, but in all honesty, unless he comes in this Summer and absolutely demolishes his competition (Jamar Taylor, Jerrell Gavins, Ebo Makinde)—we won't have a good look at him til 2011. Douglas has good speed—reportedly running in the 4.4 range—but could add a little bulk to his 170 lb. frame (other reports have him in the 155 range). I expect him to get the most out of his redshirt year in the weight room and film room and come in a very strong contender to start in 2011. Of course, he'll still likely have to contend with the losers of the Kyle Wilson sweepstakes but Bryan Douglas looks like type of kid who could do it. Scout.com said of him:
Pound-for-pound, may be the best corner in the Southland. Plays much bigger than his size. Great backpedal and hips. Excels in coverage.
This is startlingly close to what was said about Kyle Wilson (minus that 'Southland' part), and if Douglas can even be in the Kyle Wilson stratosphere...we'll have ourselves a good one.
Completely made up fact
As a distant cousin to Michael Douglas, Bryan receives Romancing the Stone royalty checks as part of a Douglas family wealth distribution clause.