I can't believe how quickly we are flying through this countdown. Nearly done with the 60s! Today we check in on #63 Jordan Happle.
#63, Jordan Happle, Freshman, S
High School: Jesuit High School, Portland, OR
How'd he get to the Blue™?
He was lightly recruited out of Jesuit, not to be confused by the Jesuit Sperbeck came from. He had offers from Hawaii, EWU, Montana State and Northern Arizona. And while he was lightly recruited, he could end up being the steal of the class based on his highlights.
"Made from the most destructive stuff on earth"
A young Jack Black
According to his HUDL video, he was Player of the Year as well as 2nd team All-State on offense and 1st team All-State on defense. I believe the POY award was for his Jesuit team, not the state of Oregon. Unfortunately, MaxPreps only has his offensive stats and the Boise State official site does not yet have the newbies information up.
Jordan is in a solid position coming in to fall camp. We have a decent stable at safety, but some of the players have dealt with injuries in the past AND Darreon Jackson is suspended. The roster includes DSG, Kam Miles, Chance James, Tyler Evan, Skyler Seibold and Damion Wright. Cam Hartsfield is listed as DB so I think he could do either S or CB if needed. Now they don't technically have any players listed for nickel, and I would imagine they would want at least 2 bodies for that position. James and Hartsfield could both play there, so that would leave DSG and Miles to start at S with Evan and Wright to back them up. While Seibold is more than capable, he will see most of his time on special teams barring an injury.
Coming in the 2016 class, we have Happle, Jalen Walker and DeAndre Pierce. Pierce could play S for sure, but for whatever reason I think he'll be a CB. So Happle or Walker could very well see the field this season. I'd LOVE to red shirt both of them, but if worst comes to worst, I think they could both do the job. A year of learning the defense, the speed of college football, and the defensive playbook would help them both a ton, though.
Is he on Twitter?
Indeed he is and his handle is his self-appointed nickname. He also does a lot of RTing. But it looks like his future snuck up on him!
11 days....damn ✈— Jordan Happle (@SnappleJuice20) June 23, 2016
Completely made up fact
Growing up, Jordan was a Kool-Aid Bursts fan, but as he got older, the Kool-Aid man was no longer "kool". He needed a replacement and found Snapple.