In lieu of Jerhen Ertel highlights, I have included a Top Ten of boat collisions and crashes, assuming that being blocked by the 6-foot-6, 280-pound Ertel is a little like being run over by a boat. Ertel has two years to play two years of football, so we best enjoy him while he's around. He is already making the most of his free ride to Boise, enrolling in classes this semester and debuting on the football field this spring. If he finds his way into the starting lineup this fall, he will uphold Matt Paradis's tradition of eight-man football representin', a tradition unlike any other.
Position: Offensive tackle
Weight: 258 pounds
Hometown: Bagdad, Arizona (Bagdad HS) by way of Glendale Community College
Other offers: Georgia State, Indiana State, North Dakota, Southern Utah
- Scout.com says: 2 stars
- Rivals says: 2 stars
- ESPN says: NR
Mark Johnson pseudonym: Jared Earthball
Chris Berman nickname: Jerhen "Laugh 'Til It Ertels"
Anagram: Lent Her Jeer
Nice of Mario Yakoo to let Ertel wear his jersey.
America's scouting network is too busy to be bothered attending junior college games, so the scouting report on Ertel is a little light. Here's a tidbit from his BroncoSports bio:
Started every game along the offensive line, including at both left tackle and guard.
The man played two positions in every football game. Scouting report: Siamese twin.
Boise State depth chart at offensive line
Rees Odhiambo, junior
Marcus Henry, junior
Travis Averill, sophomore
Steven Baggett, sophomore
Mario Yakoo, sophomore
Kellen Buhr, sophomore
Jehren Ertel, junior
Avery Westendorf, sophomore
Eli McCullough, redshirt freshman
Mason Hampton, redshirt freshman
Archie Lewis, redshirt freshman
Andrew Tercek, resdshirt freshman
* = presumed starters in italics
Chance that Chris Petersen flips him to UW
Zero. Ertel is already enrolled at Boise State and knee deep into Ballroom Dancing 101.