We've got 75 days until Boise State opens at Albertsons Stadium. Let's talk about a guy on the offensive line! -- Eli McCullough
#75, Eli McCullough, RS Sophomore, OL
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 292 lbs
High School: Rocky Mountain High School, Meridian, Idaho
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. (Below are high school highlights, but finding game film shouldn't be too hard.)
I mean, he is ONLY 6' 5".
Appeared in seven games for the Broncos, with one start in the Air Force game. Two year starter while at Rocky Mountain, first team All-Southern Idaho Conference.
The one positive to any Boise State offensive line is there seems to be a plethora of options for starters. Guys seem flexible and able to fit in any slot, especially with injury. This flexibility also lends opportunities for other players to start. Which brings us to McCullough. Last year, McCullough had one start and, in short, he had a rough go of it. There were WAY more problems going on in that game than what McCullough had experienced, so adding his struggles seemed to have exacerbated the tire-fire of a game. Left tackle is a cornerstone of any offense, let alone team, so struggling there can be a little glaring because EVERYONE is looking at that spot. With Odhiambo expected to be back in the fall (though not participating in the spring) and Lewis experimenting with right tackle, McCullough has a window of opportunity to make a solid number two left tackle (I suppose barring injury). The important thing is that McCullough has valuable experience and THAT will make the difference going forward with Odhiambo graduating after the 2015 season.
Is he on Twitter?
Yes. But he only has 49 tweets and mostly RTs. So this is still valid.
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
Completely made up fact
After eating an entire bushel of cherries, McCullough found out that the struggle is real.