We have just 75 days until kickoff, so today I'll highlight the player that wears the #75 jersey on the Boise State roster—Eli McCullough
#75, Eli McCullough, RS Freshman, OL
Weight: 297 lbs.
High School: Rocky Mountain High School, Meridian, ID
How'd he get to The Blue™?
Once again, the Broncos didn't have to stray too far from home to land a real gem on the O-line when McCullough joined the 2013 recruiting class. The talented lineman was a first team all-state and All-SIC selection in 2012 (as a left tackle) and finished his stellar senior year with a state shot put title. McCullough had drawn offers from Army, Idaho and Washington State when he verballed.
Bring out your brogue.
Freaks and Geeks era Seth Rogen
First team All-SIC and first team all-state after senior season in 2012. 2012 Idaho State shot put champion with a throw of 56 feet 10 inches.
People are going to sit up and take notice of McCullough this year...his 30+ lb. weight gan should see to that. The BIG local product is in his second year with the program and should see his first action early on this season, as the O-line two-deep roster spots match the number of on-hand lineman almost exactly. In our post-Spring roundtable, McCullough was one of the only O-lineman that Kevan left off his two-deep, but I'd had him notched in at left tackle behind Archie Lewis (whomever ends up being right is the new blogmaster). Of course, since Spring Camp, we've had a departure along the O-line (Avery Westendorf), so it's even more probable that McCullough sews up a spot in the rotation. He's got the height (and now weight) to be a solid tackle, and I know that the previous staff was sky high on his athleticism during the 2013 recruiting cycle. I think McCullough will be a great role-player for the Broncos over the next few years and wouldn't be surprised to see him start a few games as early as this year. If proficiency at the shot put speaks to a player's explosiveness, like I'm assuming, McCullough could be a handful for opposing D-lineman. In other words, once McCullough finds his place, you'd be hard-pressed to displace him.
Is he on Twitter?
Some days you get your butt handed to you by a work out... but isn't that just exactly how it's supposed to be? #ATF— Eli Mccullough (@eli_mccullough) January 28, 2014
Why yes, yes he is.
Completely made up fact
Mimicking the film, McCullough has his own "Book of Eli" that he's vowed to protect at all costs, except his book is just an owner's manual for a '93 Ford Taurus.