We are drifting ever closer to our final goal. This summer, though getting hotter, yields to us some time to think about things. Mostly football things. And now that we are 61 days until Boise State kickoff we will be reviewing a true freshman. While it is unlikely he actually wears #61 the numberless goes somewhere. And here we are for—Roman Kafentzis
#61, Roman Kafentzis, True Freshman, Safety
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 200 lbs
High School: Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, CA
How'd he get to the Blue™?
By spurning the advances of the University of Hawaii and quite the legacy the Kafentzis name has left there. Five Kafentzises had signed up to play football for the Warriors, and Mr. Roman Kafentzis decided to break that mold, just a little bit. Kafentzis was a silent commit for the Broncos for a little while before revealing himself. It was no fun having to wait for Kafentzis to actually reveal himself, but it was worth the wait.
Though he was “only” a two-star athlete per Rivals he had an offer sheet that rivals many athletes. Some of his suitors were: Air Force, Army, Navy, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, and San Jose State. That is seven Mountain West schools. And not to mention two Ivy League schools in Columbia and Brown. He’s a punishing hitter with brains to match.
Take a gander at his film.
Less to do with Star Wars and more to do with breaking the cycle of Warriors athletes.
Mr. Kafentzis was the fourth-leading tackler for Mater Dei his senior year. And helped lead the team to a Trinity League Title and reach the CIF-SS Division I finals. With all that he got First Team All-CIF selection as a linebacker. We may be waiting a bit longer for his Bronco highlights (though I assume they will be plentiful).
Redshirting. Maybe. The safety position has taken a few hits with the departure of Dylan Sumner-Gardner and dismissal of Kam Miles. So the Broncos have been a little thin on experience at Safety. RS Senior Cameron Hartsfield is the longest-tenured Safety for the Orange and Blue. Then RS Junior Skyler Seibold. After that it is a mixture of RS Sophomores and RS/true Freshman. There is always the possibility of Kafentzis seeing playing time, but only as a worst-case scenario.
Is he on Twitter?
Completely made up fact
If you manage to sneeze while traveling 60 mph your eyes will be closed for 50 feet. Mr. Kafentzis does not close his eyes. Ever. Not even during sneezes.
He’s always watching.