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Freshman CB Taylor and others to see playing time

Do you remember what you were doing when you were 18 years old? We were staying up super late, growing our hair out just for fun, and halfheartedly looking for work (while wholeheartedly playing Madden on Nintendo 64).

Meanwhile, being 18 years old on the Boise State football team can often mean having a chance for considerable playing time. CB Jamar Taylor will become the latest in a long line of Boise State football players to see action his freshman year, according to the Idaho Statesman. Taylor will be counted on to provide depth at one of the Broncos' thinnest positions.

Taylor has had a solid fall camp and received some practice time with the first team in the past week. He is from San Diego and was the East County League defensive MVP last season, when he grabbed four interceptions.

The Statesman did a fine job recapping who will be playing and who won't. Here is their rundown:

  • OTs Faraji Wright and Tom Swanson. One of these two behemoths could be needed along the offensive line to provide depth if Nate Potter's recovery from knee surgery takes longer than first thought.

  • LB Daron Mackey. The juco transfer linebacker was impressive in fall camp, but with a redshirt season to spare, the Broncos might choose to stick with the wealth of returning talent already at the position.

  • DE Shea McClellin, DT Chase Baker, and LB Dan Paul. Three of last year's grayshirts will be on the team this season. Out of this group, McClellin and Baker might have the most opportunity to make an impact.

  • WR Mitch Burroughs and RB Matt Kaiserman. Both Burroughs and Kaiserman will redshirt this fall. Such is life on a team loaded at the skill positions.

We're most anxious to see what happens with our favorite true freshman, S George Iloka. According to the Statesman, the Bronco coaching staff is still evaluating the first year player. He's already got the Kid 'N Play haircut. What more could there possibly be to evaluate?

That's the kind of enthusiasm you need on the field.

Camp report [Statesman]