With 68 Days left until kickoff, lets review a yet to be numbered Player -- Garrett Larson
#68, Garrett Larson, Freshman, OL
Height: 6' 5"
High School: Fruitland High School, Fruitland, Idaho
How'd he get to the Blue™?
The one thing we can say about the Fruitland High School pipeline is that it is good to Boise State. And Larson looks to keep the tradition alive. For the 2015 class Larson was: three star rated recruit according to 247Sports (two star in Rivals), top-rated tackle in Idaho, number four overall recruit in Idaho. The bizarre thing seems to be that he was, apparently, lightly recruited. Per 247Sports and Rivals, Larson only one school interested, one school offering, and only one school obtaining his services--Boise State. Being able to keep local talent in the state of Idaho is important and is definitely great to get a kid who will most likely have a chip on his shoulder ready to prove a LOT of schools missed out.
He'd be a lock for the MWC offensive player of the year.
Bobby Budnick from Salute Your Shorts.
While at Fruitland, Larson had what some would call a "nice" career. 48 straight starts, four straight state championship appearances, 3A All-Idaho First Team from 2012-2014 (three years straight!?), made the conference All-Snake River four times in a row, and was a championship wrestler. Seriously, how did this kid only have Boise State on coming to get him?
Seeing as how the offensive line is pretty set, this year at least, there really isn't an expectation for any of the true freshman linemen to get playing time this year (and, selfishly, I hope it stays that way). This incoming offensive linemen class is, well, big. All at 6' 5" and athletic. Larson played right tackle during his senior season at Fruitland and if he is as tenacious now as he was then after redshirting with the Broncos he may be pushing Lewis for the backup right tackle slot, or even the presumed starter Baggett. Course, it would not be fair to limit Larson to any one spot on the line as Odhiambo and Henry both graduate after this season. With the staff's propensity to recruit for versatility, he could move to left tackle or (maybe?) center. My guess is his desire to play outweighs any defined position. I am sure if they offered him receiver, he would probably do it.
Is he on Twitter?
I got $60 cash back at Wal-Mart and then left it there and walked away from it. I need a timeout or something for that one.— Two-Star (@LarsonGarret) June 27, 2015
Completely made up fact
Oranges are his favorite fruit. As a meditation exercise, he deftly peels an orange perfectly, without leaving any rind on the fruit. Dole attempted to recruit his services for their fruit cups, but Boise State had a wider range of unlimited snacks.