The seventies are going along swimmingly for the countdown. They just keep on keepin’ on. Today marks 77 days for the Broncos to kick off another season. So, on this day, let us review—John Molchon.
#77, John Molchon, RS Freshman
Height: 6’ 5”
Weight: 305 lbs (+30)
High School: Faith Lutheran High School, Las Vegas, NV
How'd he get to the Blue™?
Mr. Molchon was a mountain of a high school player. Rated as the number one offensive lineman per Scout for the state of Nevada. He was a three-star recruit in Scout and 247, a two-star to Rivals. He had offers from Colorado State, Kent State, UNLV and Nevada (obviously the most important one).
Since Mr. Molchon did not get to see the field last year, let us all take some time to watch his high school highlights.
The dude put on 30 lbs from last year. That does not “just happen.” Had to come from somewhere.
Yeah. Casey had it pretty right last year. Mr. Molchon looks like basketballer Nick Duncan.
Mr. Molchon was a two-time Nevada 1-A All-State Team in 2013 and 2014. Division 1-A Lineman of the Year in 2013. He was also the Sunset League Lineman of the Year. While he is an offensive lineman now, he spent some time on the defensive side in high school. His junior year (before he made the primary switch to offensive line) at Faith Lutheran he had 25 total tackles and a sack.
Oh boy. The one thing that the Boise State offensive line has going for it is potential. Only two starters left from last year (C Marcus Henry and LT Rees Odhiambo) and of the Boise State two-deep from last year, the only other departure is Jehren Ertel. The Broncos are good about getting guys playing time when necessary. And, luckily, there were some games that got out of hand so other guys could see some action. Well, obviously not Molchon.
So that is where it gets a little tricky.
Mr. Molchon should be a possibility to start somewhere on the line. But that’s going to be a tall order since he does not play center, and Archie Lewis is presumptive starting left tackle. Travis Averill and Steve Baggett are guards are returning starters. And Mario Yakoo at right tackle. Not to mention Will Adams, grad transfer from Auburn, who could very well take a starting spot or be the second at any given spot.
So we’ll say this: Mr. Molchon will not be day one starter for the Broncos. But, due to “things” happening, Molchon will start at least one game throughout the season. Barring anything catastrophic happening (which I have basically guaranteed by putting those words on here) Mr. Molchon will “just” be used in a heavy rotation with his flexibility.
Is he on Twitter?
Yes. And throwing some mighty fine shade at Joe Martarano and Alec Dhaenens’ hometown.
If you are ever in Idaho check out Fruitland...its cool pic.twitter.com/u77V5XCGoq— John Molchon (@JohnMolchon) June 5, 2016
Mighty fine shade.
Completely made up fact
Molchon is currently “undeclared” for a major at Boise State. But that is only because Boise State just got the approval from the Idaho State Board of Education to offer a PhD in something involving computers. He is totally going to do that one.