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Boise State roster countdown 2018: Day 42, Demitri Washington

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#42, Demitri Washington, True Freshman, STUD

Stats

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 235 lbs.

High School: Santa Fe Christian Schools, Solana Beach, CA

How’d he get to The BlueTM?

One of the many prized recruits of the 2018 recruiting class, Washington visited for Boise State’s 2017 home opener and decided he’d seen enough. This dude did it all for Santa Fe Christian...playing quarterback, defensive end, and—terrifyingly—running back. Before he tore his labrum mid-way through his senior year, Demitri had amassed 45 tackles, 5 sacks, and 10 quarterback hurries. On offense, he racked up 507 yards passing, rushing, and receiving. Demitri picked the Broncos over offers from Arizona, Cal, Washington State, San Diego State, Air Force, Fresno State, Navy, UNLV, Wyoming, and all eight Ivy League schools...wow.

Nickname

“Meat“

I mean, it’s right there in his name...you just gotta look for it.

Look-alike

Kinda like Winston Venable and Ricky Tjong-a-Tjoe spliced their DNA.

Career highlights

Named to 2016 San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team. Named 40th-best dual player nationally.

2018 Prospectus

Demitri looks like he’ll be a good one for the Broncos, but I think if he plays this year, he’ll owe a lot to the new redshirt rules that allow incoming frosh to play up to 4 games without losing their shirt over it. The Broncos are just stacked this year at the STUD position and unless you see another injury (Frazier, Whitney, and Kelemete—who hasn’t played yet—are somewhat injury-prone), I think there’s a good chance he redshirts.

Frazier and Weaver alone are probably good for 20 sacks this season and Whitney looked like our best run-stopping STUD before he went down with his injury last season, so the Broncos are locked and loaded at the position more so than they have been in a few years. Add Aisa Kelemete to the mix and you have a formidable top 4, so bringing Washington along slowly makes a ton of sense for the Broncos. All that said, Washington has the size to compete right away and the frame to get even bigger. If he does manage to crack the rotation this season—look out, this kid could be a wrecking ball.

Is he on Twitter?

Affirmative

Completely made up fact

Legend has it that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree as a boy. Well Demitri Washington has similar lore in his childhood, but instead of felling a cherry tree, he knocked down a spruce...and instead of a hatchet, he just sort of leaned on it.