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Boise State numerical roster countdown 2016: Day 79, Eric Quevedo

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We're out of the 80s and into the 70s, so stow your acid wash jeans and break out your bell-bottoms. With just 79 days remaining until Boise State football, today we'll look at #79 on the Bronco roster—Eric Quevedo

#79, Eric Quevedo, RS Freshman, OL

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Stats

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 305 lbs. (+25)

High School: West Covina High School, West Covina, CA

How'd he get to The Blue?

Quevedo was a somewhat late addition to the Broncos' 2015 recruiting class—pledging his commitment on January 19th and then sticking with the Broncos despite a late run by in-state Cal...who offered him about a week after his verbal to Boise State. Quevedo was a consensus 3-star rated recruit by Scout, 247 and Rivals after earning offensive MVP honors in the Hacienda League as a senior. Additionally, Quevedo was named to the All-CIF Southern Section First Team and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune All-Area Team in 2014. Quevedo was named to the All-Hacienda League First Team as a junior and senior and was honorable mention in 2012 as a sophomore. Besides the Broncos, Eric fielded offers from Cal, SDSU, UNLV, and UTEP.

Nickname

"Queso"

I like queso...and if I ate as much of it as I want to, I too would weight 300 lbs...so this one works on so many levels.

Look-a-like

Martin

Ricky Martin?

Career highlights

Earned Offensive Most Valuable Player honors in the Hacienda League as a senior (the first offensive lineman to do so). Named All-CIF Southern Section First Team and to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune All-Area Team in 2014. Selected to the All-Hacienda League First Team in 2014. Helped West Covina reach second round of CIF playoffs in 2014. Selected to the All-Hacienda League First Team in 2013. Named honorable mention All-Hacienda League in 2012.

2016 prospectus

Incoming Boise State O-lineman are notoriously hard to quantify. One reason is that they ALL redshirt, save for the rare ultra-calamity, but in general the Broncos have the numbers to let the newbies gain weight and understanding of the system. Another reason is that until they actually line up in a live game situation, we have no idea which position they'll be playing. Boise State recruits athletes on defense that they can move on a whim and Scott Huff's philosophy on the O-line is much the same (which a dash more lighting-riding). Quevedo was recruited looking like a tackle but has bulked up to more guardish proportions, so I really think we could see him at either spot...it just depends on what line chemistry the coaching staff feels brings the best situational protection. Quevedo was a member of the underrated 2015 O-line class that also boasts Garrett Larson and John Molchon. Molchon showed out well this spring and I think Quevedo could make a good push this fall. It's important for the Broncos to build some experience and consistency with some of the younger people-movers this year since they do, in fact, have six seniors in the unit. I think we'll see plenty of the newly-minted 300+ pounder this fall, but might not be able to get a good sense of the depth chart until at least August—so if you can stick with us till then, that question alone will make for a good roundtable discussion.

Is he on Twitter?

Yes, and wistful.

Completely made up fact

Quevedo is the name of a town in Ecuador (this is not made up), which means that Eric's loyalties will really be tested tonight when Ecuador takes on the US in soccer at the Copa America (this part, hopefully is made up—USA! USA!)