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Boise State numerical roster countdown 2015: Day 12, Tyler Horton

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So here is the deal: Boise State retired the number twelve. Which was to commemorate former Bronco, and more importantly a former teacher of mine, Jim McMillian. But since there is still such a thing as math, and days on the calendar, that does not prevent there still being 12 datys left to go until Boise State vs Washington. And, yes, all the newcomers now have numbers, and today's profile is technically 14. But we are going to review him today anyway.—Tyler Horton

#12 (14), Tyler Horton, Freshman, CB

Stats

Height: 5' 11"

Weight: 172 lbs

High School: Edison HS, Fresno, CA

How'd he get to the Blue™?

By choosing the correct path out of the vicinity of Fresno State, and the correct version of orange and blue. Horton was a consensus three-star recruit from Scout, Rivals, and 247Sports. He was rated number 64 nationally in his position, the number 12 cornerback in the west, and the number nine cornerback in the state of California. Was on the Fresno Bee Fab 50, and earned the Most Valuable Player in the DBGuru All-Star game. Horton's offer sheet was pretty long, with notable: California, University of Miami, and Washington State. With the University of Florida making a late push when Coach McElwain jumped from Colorado State (Horton had an offer from CSU). Boise State got a steal in this class, and it shows.

Nickname

"The Creator"

I'm reaching here. This off-season can not end soon enough.

Look-a-like

Michael-Shawn Dugar. The sports editor of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Worth noting: if you haven't caught up on the hilarity of the fun stuff up north, read this. Petrino is definitely a character.)

Career Highlights

As a senior in high school he helped lead his team to the Division I SoCal Regional finals. He had four interceptions. Also played some as wide receiver and punt returner.

2015 Prospectus

In short: Horton is playing this year. Moxey and Deayon are the starters but, taking into account Horton's performance at the fall scrimmage, he can't NOT play. Dude is good. And with Ford as the (listed) back up for both corners, there is plenty of room / time for Horton to see the field. Heck. There may be even more freshman other than Horton seeing the field. Horton (and others) will most likely not see the field against Washington, depending on the way the game is going I suppose, but will see time on the field later on in the season. Seeing Horton on the field during the scrimmage was pretty neat. Hopefully he will be able to make the most of his time.

Is he on Twitter?

Yup!

Completely Made Up Fact

Seeing a need to streamline his dietary intake, Horton decided to create a new hybrid food, crossing the banana and the apple. A bananapple.