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Boise State roster countdown 2018: Day 71, Donte Harrington

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We are closing in on the end of the 70s. It’s like we are going back in time, right? Coming in today is #71 Donte Harrington.

#71, Donte Harrington, RS Sophomore, OL

Stats

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 302 lbs. (+1 lbs)

High School: San Clemente High School, San Clemente, CA

How’d he get to The Blue™?

Harrington passed on an offer to join the Army and signed with the Broncos. Technically he was committed to Army, but it was brief. It’s surprising, though, that the #1 in Cali, #3 in the west center doesn’t garner more attention than from Army and Boise State. Oh well, their loss, our gain!

Nickname

“Inferno”

Yeah, his name is spelled differently, but he can still bring the heat.

Look-alike

Irv Gotti

Career Highlights

Played in 7 games in a back-up role as a redshirt freshman, contributing to Boise State’s 9th-straight 1,000 yard rusher (Mattison).

Consensus 3* and listed as the 13th best center in the nation, and #1 in California. Whoo nelly! Earned first-team All-Sea View League, first-team All-CIF Southwest Division and first-team All-Orange County as a senior at San Clemente. He allowed zero sacks as a senior. That’s big time.

2018 Prospectus

Donte’s status looks good for the upcoming season. He was a highly touted center coming into the program, so it makes sense that he would remain there.

Garrett Larson looks to be the next man up with Hampton’s departure, and presumably he keeps that role, but Harrington will look to get plenty of playing time on the 2-deep. With that being said, Kekaniokoa Gonzalez is ALSO a highly touted center coming out of national champion Mater Dei in the 2018 class. Generally speaking, lineman, especially offensive lineman, don’t usually play as true freshman. Fall camp will be telling. The change in red shirt rules, too, will allow true freshman to play in 4 games without sacrificing a red shirt, so that certainly opens up the opportunity for Koa to supplant Harrington as the backup.

Is he on Twitter?

Indeed he is.

Completely made up fact

Harrington’s smile is so infectious that he started an outbreak his senior year that lasted the entire year. School officials were convinced the kids were participating in illicit activities, but when questioned, they just smiled and said, “Donte did it.”