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Countdown Schmountdown: #84

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The atomic clock actually says that we have just 84 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.

Today, I'm going to have to do something a little bit different. You see, 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 highlight 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.

#84 Kharyee Marshall, DE

Kharyee Marshall, meet Tim Socha. Why the impromptu introduction? Well, Defensive End recruit Kharyee Marshall has some eatin' to do and I wager the aforementioned Strength and Conditioning Coach knows a thing or two about packing pounds onto lanky frames like Marshall's. Marshall was a dominant Defensive End during his prep career at Washington High School in Arizona...but if he wants to continue his dominance at the Division 1 level, his 6'2" 205 lb. frame will need to get intimately acquainted with Big Jud's and some Whey Protein.

Kharyee (pronounced Ky-ree) was the terror of the desert gridirons of Phoenix tallying 276 tackles, 32.5 sacks, 3 INTS and a blocked punt over the span of his 3 year varsity career. He was named first team All-Conference as a sophomore, junior, and senior and garnered All-State distinctions his final two years as well. So why did this huge talent garner only a handful of legit D-1 offers? Reference paragraph 1. Marshall's size probably kept him from attracting a larger spate of D-1 interest and that is absolutely great for Boise State. The Broncos were able to steal Marshall right out from under the noses of ASU, UA and other regional powers because he doesn't have D-1 size coming right out of high school. Look, weight gain is easy for guys (just ask my wife)...technique, talent and speed is not. Kharyee has the latter in spades—wait a year and you'll see. For now, let's just make sure he has Coach Socha's number on speed dial.