I like the number 41. I have very fond memories. Coincidentally enough, we have 41 days until Boise State football. Currently the number 41 is unassigned, so we'll talk about—Damion Wright
#41, Damion Wright, Freshman, S
Photo courtesy of Rivals.
Height: 6' 1"
High School: Bishop Mora Salesian HS, Los Angeles, CA
How'd he get to the Blue™?
By being awesome (obvi). A consensus three-star athlete (Scout/Rivals/247sports) Wright played QB while at Fontana Jurupa Hills (in 2013), and did quite well. With 2,512 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, and 1,000 yards rushing, while adding another 18 rushing touchdowns. At Bishop Mora Salesian as a defensive back he helped lead his team to the CIF semifinals. He switched to defensive back between his junior and senior seasons and committed to Boise State as such. Even going so far as to shut down his recruiting, despite overtures from the likes of Florida, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Washington. The only offers, though, were from Boise State, Idaho (eww), and Navy. Most likely because of the recruitment shutdown.
Pulled from his Twitter account.
Anthony Mackie (Falcon from "Avengers")
All-Angelus League First Team as a senior. Along with his impressive QB stats, he was All-CIF Southern Section East Valley Division Offensive Player of the Year.
When you are in the same position group as a guy who is on four different watch lists (Thompson), a guy who was a starting safety until he got injured (James), and a former four-star rated athlete who was too good to actually redshirt and saw playing time as a true freshman (Sumner-Gardner) you are in EXTREMELY good company. Also, if you are an incoming freshman, you are going to sit. Not for lack of personal talent, but because the talent in front of you is scary good. Wright falls into this category. His own skills would probably net him some playing time at lesser schools (like Idaho) but at Boise State? Nope. Barring unforeseen circumstances (injuries, a position switch that necessitates immediate playing time, or Wright being just too good to let sit) Wright will have an opportunity next year to light some teams up.
Is he on Twitter?
Completely Made Up Fact
In the case of Damion Wright, DJ does literally mean "Disc Jockey" in that he spent time at his local radio station playing top 40 hits, and giving life-hack advice to his listeners of thousands. Though Wright eventually had to leave his radio gig, Wright hopes to one day return so Rick Dees will stop stealing his material.