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Boise State Roster Countdown 2021: Day 27, Shea Whiting

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27 days stand between us and a humid day in Orlando. Let’s make the most of it with #27 on the Boise State roster—Shea Whiting

#27, Shea Whiting, RS Sophomore, WR

Stats

Height: 6-2

Weight: 198 lbs

High School: Alief Taylor High School, Houston, TX

How’d he get to The BlueTM?

This three-star Houston recruit kept the Texas pipeline alive and well when he jumped aboard the good ship Bronco in late December. The Broncos already had some of the height and athleticism they so craved at wideout, but you can’t go wrong adding more and Whiting checked both of those boxes (in Sharpie). Whiting was named a Blue-Grey All-American as a senior and accounted for over 1,100 yards and 12 TDs over his last two prep seasons. Also an accomplished track athlete, Whiting was on the nation’s 2nd-ranked 4x400 team as a junior. Joining the Broncos in offering the talented wide out were Arizona, Cal, Houston, Indiana, Oregon State, Southern Miss, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulane, UNLV, and UTEP. Like Indy choosing grails...he chose wisely.

Nickname

”Butter”

(but refined)

Look-alike

The frequently bum-rushed Jazz from Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire

Career highlights

Fall 2020 Academic All-Mountain West. 2019 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete. Finalist for Houston TD Club Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Houston TD Club Athletic Award as a senior. First-team All-District 23-6A honoree as a senior. Named team offensive MVP as a senior. Named a Blue-Grey Football All-American after senior season. First-team All-District 23-6A as a junior as well as co-offensive MVP of Alief Taylor squad. Named first-team all-district as a returner as a sophomore.

2021 Prospectus

It’s hard to say where Whiting stands in the considerable Boise State wide receiver pecking order, but his size alone makes him a bit of an outlier in the group. In fact, Whiting is taller than all but one wideout (Eric McCalister) and tied with two others (Davis Koetter, Maclaine Griffin), and while that’s clearly not everything looking at the WR stats from the last few seasons, it certainly helps. Whiting has made 5 game appearances the last two seasons, and while he’s yet to log any receiving stats, I think his feet are sufficiently wet for that to change in 2021. Remember, this is a guy with an offer list a quarter mile long (you could’ve thrown his offer list over them mountains), so you know he’s got skill to go along with the size. Perhaps Tim Plough is the guy to finally let it see the light of day. Wherever he personally stands at the moment, our WR corps is insanely deep and we’ll see a lot of guys logging stats this fall. Whiting might just be one to surprise.

Is he on Twitter?

He’s there. Lurking. Waiting. (@WhitingShea)

Completely made up fact

Shea was Graying before he was Whiting. Happens to the best of us.