With under a week left to go, the sweet, sweet taste of Boise State football is almost upon us. There is only 5 days left to go and up next is—Donte Deayon
#5, Donte Deayon, Senior, CB
Height: 5' 9"
High School: Summit HS, Rialto, CA
How'd he get to the Blue™?
Mr. Deayon committed to the Broncos after his official offer was extended at Boise State's camp and the senior season he had afterward must have underscored that the coaching staff made the right decision. The small, but football-savvy Deayon had a stellar 2011 season where he led his team to a state championship as a cornerback, running back, returner and receiver. Deayon was voted the Sunkist League MVP and the All-CIF MVP after recording 92 tackles, 4 INTs and 2 blocked punts and rushing for 1,266 yards and 15 TDs and catching 27 passes for 632 yards and 11 more TDs. Deayon had 19 INTs between his sophomore and junior seasons, meaning that he ended his career with the Inland Empire record for career picks. He was first team all-state and all-county as both a junior and senior, and was also co-MVP as a junior. Deayon had one other offer from San Diego State.
Real nicknames, if they're known, always take precedence to funny jokes or puns. (Unless the pun is a good one. And the one I thought of wasn't.)
Young Lebron James
A Preseason Thorpe Award candidate again. Nabbed two Mountain West Player of the Week awards (one defensive, the other special team). Had six interceptions, which was good for second on the team, third in the MWC, and ninth in FBS. 2014 Preseason Thorpe Award candidate. Named to the All-MWC second team in 2013. Started 13 games for the Broncos in 2013, leading team with six interceptions. Played in 5 games for the Broncos in 2012 and hauled in an interception. Inland Empire record for career interceptions. Sunkist League MVP and All-CIF MVP as a senior. First team all-state and all-county as a senior in 2011. Sunkist League Co-MVP as a junior. First team all-state and all-county as a junior in 2010. First team all-league as a sophomore in 2009.
I can basically sum up Deayon's final go this season: Awesomesauce. (And, yes, I can use that as a legitimate word now.) Deayon was picked on the Mountain West Preseason All-Conference team. And with good reason. If a quarterback is going to, foolishly, throw the ball his way, Deayon is going to take it (and incidentally cause me great happiness). Deayon has been getting progressively better every year he has been on the field. The only conclusion is that Deayon will have so many INTs this season that the opposing QBs are just going to start giving him the ball to save time. That or the Heisman (also, now I have what should have been the unrealistic, but technically possible, prediction in the roundtable). Deayon is going to have himself a season. And we'll miss him afterward.
Is he on Twitter?
Completely Made Up Fact
Donte has an Inferno. Won it in a dance off from a guy named Disco