And just like that, we’re done.
I don’t know if I have ever written the FINAL article of the countdown before. I’m still trying to process how I feel. Joy for football, sadness that the countdown is over, exhaustion from 100 days of content. All good things.
BOISE STATE FOOTBALL IS BACK.
Our final player on the countdown is freshman Chris Mitchell. While he isn’t actually #1, we’re excited to learn about him just the same.
#1, Chris Mitchell, Freshman, DB
High School/College: Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo, CA
How’d he get to The Blue™?
Chris passed on offers from San Diego State, Colorado State, Washington State, Iowa State and Notre Dame, to name a few, to be a Bronco. Listed as a consensus 3-star recruit (borderline 4*), he was the #75 safety in the country and the 93rd best recruit in the state of California.
He controls the sky and everything in it (specifically footballs in-flight).
As a senior for the Diablos, Chris had 50 total tackles, 35 solo, one tackle for loss, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries. On offense, he had 47 carries for 284 yards and 5 touchdowns.
The depth chart for Troy is out.
What is interesting about it is NO true freshman are listed on it. Horton and Williams are your obvious starters, but Jalen Walker is listed as the back-up for both. This can’t ACTUALLY be the case. We know that Lewis, Evans and Brown all did work this spring and fall, so there is no reason to think they wouldn’t play. Yes, Jalen probably just solidified a spot for himself on the two deep, but I have a hunch that the coaches just don’t want to tip their hat.
Mitchell seemed like he had the talent to play right away (though the same could be said for LeBeauf too). Brown had a solid spring and seemed poised to play a big role this year. Really we have no reason to believe that we won’t potentially see everyone this Saturday, but without seeing names on the roster, we are just guessing at this point.
Is he on Twitter?
Bonding with his fellow freshman this summer!
Yuh ❌ https://t.co/dbdcl4pWJ1— Chris Mitchell (@Cmitchh17) July 12, 2018
Completely made up fact
As you can see from his nickname, Chris is an expert on Greek Mythology. His parents asked him to avoid studying Hephaestus after he attempted to forge a spear in the fireplace.