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Boise State numerical roster countdown 2016: Day 10, Cory Young

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This is a defining point in our countdown. This marks the last double-digit day until Boise State kicks off in the state of Louisiana. Oh what a ride it is. With 10 days left to kick off let us talk about—Cory Young

#10, Cory Young, RS Sophomore, RB


Height: 5’ 10”

Weight: 195 lbs (-5)

High School: Norco High School, Norco, California

How'd he get to the Blue™?

By running far, and getting there fast. He was a consensus three star athlete with Rivals, Scout, 247Sports, and ESPN. He was rated no. 34 at his position by 247Sports. He was a good get for the Broncos and added some depth to a somewhat thin corps of running backs. He also had offers from Nevada, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, and San Jose State. Washington State had poked their nose late in the game.



I cheated. You’ll see how below.


Going to go out on a limb on this one.

Derek Luke

Career Highlights

For Boise State he didn’t really see too much action. Mr. Young only had 17 attempts for 90 yards. His highlights must be yet to come. He did, however, make the Mountain West Conference All-Academic team in 2015.

In high school his accomplishments were a bit more reflective of his talent. He was named first-team All-CIF Southern Section Inland Division and first-team all-league his senior year. And he was also Norco High’s MVP.

2016 Prospectus

This is going to be a challenge for the running backs. For no. 2. Consensus workhorse is going to be Jeremy McNichols. Full stop. Barring something unforeseen happening, there is nothing to believe that Mr. McNichols will not be seeing a ton of time carrying the rock.

So who is going to be filling in when Mr. McNichols has to sit for a rest?

There are currently eight running backs listed on the Boise State roster. Three are true freshman (two are Robert Mahone and Alexander Mattison). Mr. Mahone and Mr. Mattison could probably start, as true freshman, on every Group of Five roster. And plenty of Power Five as well. So as it stands, the future looks pretty chipper. And the future is going to have quite the logjam as Devan Demas is the only Senior of the bunch (redshirt or no).

This means that Mr. Young is going to have to fight pretty hard to get some time over the next two years. It’s not that he does not have the talent. He will be capable. It is that there is such a breadth of talent that is waiting in the wings that there are only so many possessions to give a running back. And Mr. McNichols will take most of them. If I were a betting man Mr. Young would be, at best, third behind McNichols and Devan Demas.

Is he on Twitter?

Yes. And he apparently had a fun time at Six Flags. I don’t recall getting an invite. Well, Mr. Young, if your goal was to hurt my feelings congratulations because you succeeded.

Completely made up fact

The French language has 17 words for surrender. Mr. Young knows nothing of that concept.