So first of all if you haven't heard yet, I just learned a week ago that we still have Jerrell Gavins on our team. So I have to ask, who will be our main man against the QB and the receivers of the opposing offense. Let me just first state that these three seem like the most likely candidates. If another DB on the team makes the starting position, good for him. I don't mean to offend anyone. So with that out of the way, lets begin.
#4 Redshirt Senior, Height 5-9
Now I remember Gavins as that as that amazing little corner who was very athletic and even intercepted a few passes. Here's what he's accomplished here at BSU:
SENIOR (2011): Started each of the Broncos’ first three games before suffering an injury and missing the remainder of the season, recorded 11 tackles (nine solo), and his three interceptions in three games were the most by a Bronco on the season, had one pick against Georgia (Sept. 3) in Boise State’s season opener, and then hauled in two more against Tulsa (Sept. 24), season-high five tackles against the Bulldogs, broke up three passes, one in each game.
JUNIOR (2010): Reserve cornerback saw action in each of the Broncos’ 13 games, made his third-career start against San Jose State (Oct. 16), had 30 tackles on the season (15 solo), including 1.5 tackles-for-loss and 0.5 sacks, TFLs came in back-to-back weeks against the Spartans (1.0) and Louisiana Tech (0.5; Oct. 26), recorded an interception on the final play of the game against Utah State (Dec. 4), had three pass break-ups, season-high four tackles against both New Mexico State (Oct. 1) and San Jose State.
SOPHOMORE (2009): Played in 12 games for the Broncos, including two starts against UC Davis and No. 4 TCU…finished the season with 31 tackles (23 solo), also recorded four pass break-ups and 1.5 tackles-for-loss, recorded a season-high four tackles against Hawai’i, returned three kickoffs with an average of 37.3 yards per return and a long of 49 yards, joined team as a walk-on.
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FRESHMAN (2008): Recorded 35 tackles and two blocked kicks, played primarily on special teams.
So he's a very successful man here at BSU, so how about his High School?:
Named all-conference honorable mention as a junior and senior, as a senior scored eight touchdowns, grabbed three interceptions and recorded 50 tackles in his final prep campaign, accounted for 40 tackles and two interceptions as a junior.
So not long but not bad High School Career. Will he start?
#5 Redshirt Senior, Height 5-11
Now I remember Taylor form his 100 Yard INT for a TD in the Macco Bowl last year. What else has he accomplished here?:
RS JUNIOR (2011): Started each of his nine games played during the season, missed four games due to injury, registered 27 tackles on the season (18 solo), including two for-loss and half a sack, one of only three Broncos with multiple interceptions (two), returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown against Arizona State in MAACO Bowl Las Vegas (Dec. 22), the longest interception return in school history and the longest in the history of the bowl game, other interception came against Fresno State (Oct. 7), six pass break-ups tied for the team high, career-high eight tackles (six solo) against Toledo (Sept. 16).
RS SOPHOMORE (2010): Played in 12 games after redshirting the previous season, started 12 games, including the first of his career against No. 10 Virginia Tech in the season opener (Sept. 6), recorded 35 tackles (27 solo) on the season, including 3.5 tackles-for-loss and a sack, season-high six tackles against both No. 24 Oregon State (Sept. 25) and Louisiana Tech (Oct. 26), multiple tackles in nine games, TFLs in four games, lone sack of the season came against the Beavers, also forced three fumbles, including two against OSU, two pass break-ups, named to the WAC All-Academic Team.
SOPHOMORE (2009): Redshirt season.
FRESHMAN (2008): True freshman cornerback played in all 14 Broncos games, recorded 24 tackles (17 solo), had one interception and one pass break-up, named WAC All-Academic.
Like Gavins, very good Career here. In High School?:
Named to All-CIF First Team as a senior and the second team as a junior, also received first-team All-East County League honors junior and senior years, career totals included 155 tackles, 19 pass break-ups, nine interceptions, four fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles, as a senior recorded 50 tackles, four interceptions, three PBUs, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery, junior season had 65 tackles, 11 PBUs, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, during sophomore year recorded 40 tackles, broke up five passes, made two interceptions and recovered one fumble, named East County League Defensive Most Valuable Player following senior season, named to San Diego All-Academic Team in 2007
He seems to be smart to, Coach Pete likes when a player is dedicated to his studies. Will this help him though?
#29 Sophomore, Height 6-2
I remember Hightower as the true freshman who was a power hitter on our defense:
FRESHMAN (2011): True freshman played in eight games after burning his redshirt against Colorado State (Oct. 15), starting at cornerback each of the final four games of the season, registered 25 tackles on the season (18 solo), including 2.0 for-loss, career-high seven tackles (six solo) against San Diego State (Nov. 19), multiple tackles in each of the final six games, TFLs against the Rams and New Mexico (Dec. 3), first-career interception against TCU (Nov. 12), broke up four passes, including two against Wyoming (Nov. 26).
And now High School:
Two-year letterwinner was named second-team All-Serra League as a senior, capped his prep campaign with 40 tackles, 18 pass break-ups two forced fumbles and an interception, garnered Daily News All-Star recognition…junior season recorded 50 tackles, 12 pass break-ups and four forced fumbles, was also a four-year letterwinner in track and field, finishing as the CIF runner-up both his sophomore and junior seasons, member of the honor roll and was both a California Scholar and a National Merit Achievement Scholar
He's smart in classes as well, and a good athlete. Even though he's very young, can he prove himself to be better then the compition. Please vote on the bottom and decide.
Here is some video's to help:
Jarrell Gavins and some other D player against Georgia:
Boise State D vs Georgia O 2011 (via JoshMTD)
News about Jamar Taylor:
Jamar Taylor leading Boise State University's young defensive secondary (via 2NewsBoise)
100 Yard INT in Macco Bowl by Jamar Taylor:
Boise State CB Jamar Taylor 100 yard interception (via BigBlueBigOrange)
Lee Hightower High School Highlights:
Lee Hightower Senior Year games 1-6 Boise State Commit (via lhightow999)
Big Hit by Lee Hightower:
Boise State Defender Punishes UNLV Punt Returner (via Back40Football)
I Hope these video's helped! Please Vote!
Also check out my new BSU Hype Video's!
Different Year, Same Battle (BSU Hype Video 1 of 3) (via BigBlueBigOrange)
The Battle Begins (BSU Hype Video 2 of 3) (via BigBlueBigOrange)
Who will be our starting DB?
Jarrell Gavins (29 votes)
Jamar Taylor (17 votes)
Lee Hightower (3 votes)
49 total votes