39 days until the Huskies come to town. 11 days until Fall Camp begins. Your football senses should be tingling. Today we'll take a look at #39 on the Boise State roster—David McKinzie
#39, David McKinzie, RS Sophomore, WR
Weight: 167 lbs.
High School: Princeton High School, Princeton, TX
How'd he get to The Blue™?
Mckinzie joined the Broncos with the other 2013 true frosh as a walk-on wide receiver after a decent prep career in Texas. As a senior, Mckinzie earned a spot on the Texas 3A All-District 12 Second Team after hauling in 52 catches for 900 yards and nine touchdowns. As a junior, he caught 48 passes for an even 800 yards and 7 TDs. Not bad numbers at all...especially in talent-rich Texas. Along with two letters in football, he also lettered three times a piece in both basketball and track.
I wouldn't be shocked if this was his actual nickname.
Voodoo Tatum. You show Coach Taylor some respect, Voodoo.
Named to the Texas 3A All-District 12 Second Team as a senior. Caught 48 passes for 800 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior. Elected class president (defeating—among others—Donald Trump).
Once again, it doesn't look like McKinzie is long for the two-deep at the WR position and frankly, a few true frosh could see the field before he does...but hauling in TD passes from TBD starting quarterback takes a village and McKinzie could yet find room on The Blue. Numbers-wise, McKinzie had a better high school career than another somewhat unheralded (and fully scholarshipped) Texas WR named Aaron Burks, and even though Burks enjoyed mixed results as a Bronco, he carved out a niche for himself in the lineup and I don't see why McKinzie couldn't do the same. Of course, as a walk-on, McKinzie probably would like to get some playing time sooner than later—prove his value on offense or special teams, and earn a scholarship. I assume that this is the goal of any walk on, and knowing the workload these kids undertake I sincerely hope that he gets as much out of his college experience as he puts into it. He may never be a starter, but he can contribute and help the team—and since football is still a team sport for the time being, there's nothing wrong with that at all.
Is he on Twitter?
Yes, and he has some surprisingly hot golf takes
Jordan Speith is taking over golf— David Mckinzie (@DavidMckinzie1) July 20, 2015
Completely made up fact
McKinzie founded the Scottish Broncos Club in the offseason to connect with other Scots on the roster. So far, the only members are McKinzie, Jeremy McNichols, Rondell McNair, Eli McCullough, and Tennessee Su'esu'e.