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Boise State roster countdown 2019: Day 33, George Holani

George, George, George of the Gridiron!

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#33, George Holani, FR, RB


Height: 6’0”

Weight: 200lbs

High School: St. John Bosco High (Bellflower, CA)

How’d he get to The BlueTM?

As a talented running back on one of the nation’s top-ranked highschool teams, Holani had no shortage of offers. With interest and scholarship offers aplenty from most of the PAC-12 and from as far afield as Boston College (gag), many predicted Holani would end up at Utah.

However, Holani liked what he saw from Boise State, and committed verbally early in October 2018. He stayed committed throughout the hectic fall, and now he’s here.

High School Football: St. John Bosco at St. Thomas Aquinas Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


”Skittles” He’s a big Marshawn Lynch stan.


It’s a bit of a stretch, but he’s got the faint mustache, goatee, and hairdo of one Steph Curry.

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Career highlights

2019 Prospectus

The Bronco backfield in 2019 is crowded, but unproven. Coming into fall camp, general consensus is Robert Mahone and Andrew VanBuren will likely be competing for the starting slot. However, a back with Holani’s skillset could sneak into a starting role with a strong camp. It’s a steep hill to climb, though.

More likely is some spot action in a few games, and then potentially a redshirt. With the new NCAA rules allowing some playing time and then maintaining the redshirt, it could be a great fit to get Holani. Snagging some reps to prepare him to compete in earnest for a four-year starting slot starting in 2020, especially with the relative logjam in the stable right now, might just be the best-case scenario for Holani.

That said, you can never rule out injuries. Boise State has been relatively lucky with uninjured workhorse running backs as of late, but it wouldn’t be unheard of to really utilize the depth chart at the running back position. Holani might just be pressed into service regardless.

Suffice to say, the running back position is extremely fluid right now, and we have absolutely no idea.

Is he on Twitter?

Most definitely. Go follow him immediately.

Completely made up fact

Not limiting his jump cuts and wiggles to the field of play, Holani is a California Interscholastic Federation champion in Freestyle Hip-Hop Dance.