Today is a doozy. At #8 is a monster on the defensive line we all know and love – and will miss dearly next season: Jabril Frazier.
#8, Jabril Frazier, RS Senior, STUD
Weight: 238lbs. (-5 lbs)
High School/College: Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, CA
How’d he get to The Blue™?
Listed as a 4-star recruit by 247Sports, Jabril was one of the few, if not the only, commit to declare on TV. He chose the Broncos over local powerhouse USC. Yes, it was a greyshirt offer, but that’s still a HUGE deal. He also passed on offers from Arizona, Utah and NAU to be a Bronco.
It can’t be anything but this.
A young Mike Tyson
Named to All-Mountain West Second Team after starting 9 games, appearing in 14, notching 33 total tackles (25 solo, 6 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss. He has a total of 88 tackles (64 solo), 12.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss as a Bronco.
As a senior at Verbum Dei, he had 99 total tackles, 91 of those being solo. Those stats earned him a top 30 spot among top players in California in the 2014 class.
The depth chart was released a couple of weeks ago and that helped shed a bit of light on some things.
Currently, Jabril is listed as the starter at STUD despite a monster year from Curtis Weaver. Weaver is TOO good not to play often, so I anticipate this to be an even split. The STUD position is LOADED, so I could very easily see multiple STUD players on the field at one time (think Frazier and Weaver attacking from both sides). Don’t forget about Sam Whitney coming off an injury (who is also a terror) and true freshman Demitri Washington looking to get is feet wet.
This might be the closest position on the roster with Frazier and Weaver being neck-and-neck and Whitney RIGHT behind them. I don’t anticipate Washington getting a ton of time outside of some reps in his allotted 4 games simply due to experience and depth.
Is he on Twitter?
He has put in a lot of work over the year. This is much deserved.
Completely made up fact
Growing up, many of Jabril’s teams opponents had difficulty fielding quarterbacks because they refused to be on the field at the same time as Jabril. It also got to the point where offensive lineman were few and far between.