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Boise State numerical roster countdown 2016: Day 27, Reid Harrison-Ducros

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27 days until the Broncos are bayou-bound. Today let’s take a quick look at #27 on the Bronco roster—known, of late, as the Ajayi jersey. It’s Reid Harrison-Ducros.

#27, Reid Harrison-Ducros, True Freshman, CB

RHD

Stats

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 170 lbs.

High School: Colleyville Heritage High School, Colleyville, TX

How’d he get to The Blue™?

Harrison-Ducros was a consensus 3-star recruit while locking down WRs at Colleyville. Reid was a 2nd team Texas all-state selection by Scout.com and was one of two current Broncos to be selected by, and play for, the U19 national team (the other was DeAndre Pierce). As a senior, Reid was named first team all-district after recording 68 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, and an INT. An all-star in the classroom as well, Harrison-Ducros was named 2nd team academic all-state as a senior and was a member of the National Honor Society. Aside from our Broncos, Reid held offers from a host of schools—including Army, Colgate, Cornell, Hawaii, Louisiana-Monroe, UNT, Texas State, Utah State, and Yale. Toldja he was smart.

Nickname

“HD”

Looking forward to seeing some hi-def picks and pass breakups.

Look-alike

I’ll let fellow Boise State commit Ali’i Niumatalolo handle this one:

Career Highlights

Rated #66 national prospect as his position by ESPN.com. Member of USA Football U19 squad that defeated Canada 33-0 in International Bowl in January of 2016. 2nd team all-state selection as a senior. First team academic all-state as a senior at Colleyville Heritage. Three year prep letter-winner and member of National Honor Society.

2016 Prospectus

Most years, you generally expect to see true freshman utilize their redshirt year. This rule probably applies to 80 percent (or more) of incoming freshman at most any school in the country—Boise State included. However, defensive back is a position where Boise State burns redshirts probably more than any other—and this year should be no different. Senior Jonathan Moxey is the presumptive starter at one corner spot and sophomore Tyler Horton—who played last year as a true frosh—will battle with senior Raymond Ford to lock down the other position. This obviously gives Boise State three solid options at corner, but we’ll need four at the very least, and we’re sure to play a few more than that—either in the waning minutes of a blowout or when defensive packages call for it.

Reid Harrison-Ducros is a kid that I think could get his redshirt torched, as I think of all the incoming DBs, he has the best fundamentals. The initial knock I saw on HD was his size, but at 5’10” and 170 lbs., he’s already bigger than Donte Deayon ever was...and as I recall, he did okay for himself. He has the capacity to absolutely be a lockdown corner for the Broncos in the future, and if you watch his highlight film at the top of the page, you’ll see a tenacious CB that is positively smothering to any WR he lines up against—big or small. What I think HD does exceptionally well is disrupt receiver routes right at the line-of-scrimmage and really throws off the timing of QBs. With HD’s football IQ and instincts, and the tutelage of Ashley Ambrose, I think he’s going to be a big-time player for the Broncos. Couple that with the work ethic I’ve heard so much about, and I’m sure he’ll be ready if called upon to contribute in 2016.

Is he on Twitter?

Yes, and clearly was following the countdown.

Completely made up fact

Already a savvy investor, Reid received stock in Texas-based Whataburger for his 17th birthday.