We have now reached the number of days remaining till the season as the number of losses Boise State had in 2009: 0! FOOTBALL SEASON IS FINALLY HERE! Rounding out our countdown of players, today we will be highlighting the first player to get to wear the “0” for Boise State—S, JL Skinner
#0 JL Skinner, Jr, Safety
Height: 6’ 4”
Weight: 218 lbs
High School: Point Lima HS, San Diego, CA
How’d he get to the Blue™?
He was a three star recruit per 247Sports and ESPN out of high school and he made it to Boise State by steering clear of a school in his own back yard, San Diego State (WHICH ISN’T A STATE BY THE WAY) and picking the Broncos. He also had offers from Cal, Arizona, Iowa State, Louisville, most of the rest of the Mountain West, and BY-ewwwww.
Taking a page from the book of the famed pioneer of Skinner Boxes and operant conditioning, JL has conditioned opposing quarterbacks to throw at not-him, and “reinforced” the fear tailbacks have of running near him by making it painful to do so.
Patron saint of DBs, Deion Sanders
Skinner made the Athlon All-Mountain West 4th Team on the back of a sophomore season where he put up 37 tackles (one TFL), one pass defensed, and one interception...in only six games. As a freshman, he got in the rotation to defend three passes and had 14 tackles (.5 TFLs). Also, you can enjoy the high school highlights that made him so coveted below:
JL is locked in as the starter on the defensive back-end, opposite Tyreque Jones. With his frame, talent, and speed, look for him to be ranked significantly higher on Athlon’s All-Conference team. He should have a more than solid year as a dependable member of the secondary.
Is he on Twitter?
Time to switch it up...They gon feel me.....0️⃣. pic.twitter.com/10U5z7u9W3— Jl Skinner (@JlJlskinner) July 23, 2020
Completely made up fact
JL chose the jersey number “0” because he watched Hercules a lot as a kid and was a big fan of the concept of “Zero to Hero.”