Hope you find yourselves well on this fine Monday Eve.
We've got 46 days until kickoff...so today we'll be highlighting #46 on the Bronco roster—Bryan Douglas
#46, Bryan Douglas, Sophomore, CB
Weight: 168 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.
He is Spartacus.
Played in 7 games for the Broncos in 2011, including a start against San Diego State. Recorded one pass break-up against Fresno State. 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.
Led by All-MWC cornerback candidates Jamar Taylor and Jerrell Gavins, the Bronco defensive secondary should be in really good shape this year. The depth behind Taylor and Gavins isn't long on experience, but features as many big time players and recruits as we've seen in a long time at Boise State. Bryan Douglas is one of those type of players—and one that got enough playing time in 2011 to be a valuable asset to the Bronco D, both as a backup or a 3rd corner in dime packages. Heading into Fall Camp, it's a safe bet that a now healthy Gavins and Taylor will be the presumptive starters at corner...both are seniors, and both showed flashes of brilliance last year. Behind them—Douglas and Makinde would be my picks to land at the second level of the depth chart (and of course, to be on-field in situational coverage packages). Both Douglas and Makinde are speedsters and have 22 game apperances between them...barring injury, they'll be your 2s—and be the favorites to lock down the positions in 2013, when Gavins and Taylor have moved on. That means that true freshmen Chaz Anderson and Donte Deayon may well redshirt this season unless there is injury or attrition, which as we saw last season, can and will happen. Douglas should play a fair amount this season, but honestly, I'm hoping not as much as last—not because he did a bad job, but because it would mean that Gavins or Taylor have gone down again, and while it may not be by a wide margin, they're still our best guys back there. Douglas will likely play on special teams and in dime packages this year and look for 2013 to be a big year for him.
Completely made up fact
Bryan's great-great-grandfather was Eustis Douglas, inventor of the Douglas Fir tree. Prior to his invention, all coniferous trees were ponderosas (an invention of Christian Ponder's great-great-grandfather).