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Boise State Roster Countdown 2021: Day 90, Scale Igiehon

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The first 10 days of the countdown are in the books. How’d that happen? With JUST 90 days left until the UCF game, we’re looking at #90 on the Boise State football roster—Scale Igiehon

#90, Scale Igiehon, “Senior”, NT

Stats

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 286 lbs. (-22)

High School: Del Valle High School, Del Valle, TX

How’d he get to The BlueTM?

The mammoth-sized nose tackle was one of Steve Caldwell’s last gifts to us (the last was a signed photo of his glorious mustache) and he’s exactly the type of nose tackle that the Broncos have been coveting—the Mike “Canadian Bacon” Atkinson-sized ones. The 3-star recruit was a 4-year starter at Del Valle High School (it’s near Austin) and was rated the number 56 tackle in the COUNTRY by Rivals.com. Igiehon (pronounced “Ih-gae-hawn”) racked up first or second-team all-district honors 3 of his 4 years at DVHS and in the neighborhood of 175 total tackles. He chose the Broncos over offers from Abilene Christian, Arkansas State, Colorado State, Houston, New Mexico, Purdue, Rice, “Stone Cold” Stephen F. Austin, Texas Southorn, Texas State, Toledo, Tulsa, and UCF.

Nickname

”Iggy”

Don’t overthink it.

Look-alike

I still see Eddie Winslow (which is a rare condition, this day and age)

Career highlights

Appeared in all 14 games with 2 starts in 2019—registering 38 tackles (3 for loss). Academic All-MWC in 2018. Appeared in 11 games with 3 starts as a freshman in 2018. Made second-team All-District (14-6A) as a senior at Del Valle. First-team Texas All-District 14-6A as a junior. Named second-team All-District as a sophomore.

2021 Prospectus

Igiehon used to be the biggest guy on the entire roster...now he’s not even the biggest nose tackle (in fact, all but Herbert Gums at 282 lbs. are larger). Hey, 286 is plenty big, but considering Scale was reportedly over 330 lbs. when he first committed to Boise State...he’s downright svelte at the moment but his more streamlined frame should actually be capable of more damage on the interior line this year—evidenced by the two sacks he logged in the Spring Game (Jackson Cravens also had a pair). Boise State hasn’t been flush with nose tackles of late, but have 4 really solid ones this season: the aforementioned Gums, Divine Obichere, Keeghan Freeborn, and Igiehon. With the girth and skill among those four, they should be able to have fresh legs to keep the pressure coming and with a strong DT corps as well and a somewhat inexperienced but deep EDGE and DE squad, that adage about games being won in the trenches is going to be put to the test this year.

I like Scale to take a big step this year after an injury-hampered 2020 and think he’ll be a disruptive force in the middle for our Broncos. When the dust clears, hopefully he’ll have another season in him as well—but if this is his final season on The Blue™, I think it’ll be a good one.

Is he on Twitter?

He is, but not a prolific tweeter, so I’ll just drop this here—@scaleigiehon_52

Completely made up fact

When the players have to run decks, Scale always chooses the same set of stairs to run up. Pounded flat by his powerful footfalls, those stairs are now a ramp. For this same reason, he’s not permitted to visit Chichen Itza.