Hi everybody! It’s another Friday and you know what that means!
Drew is providing free ice cream another edition of the Countdown to settle you into the weekend. My oh my we are now in the 70s. Isn’t this just whizzing by? With 78 days left until that glorious first kick off, today we have—OL Julian Simpson
#78,Julian Simpson, RS Junior, OL
Height: 6’ 1”
Weight: 325 lbs
High School: Gunderson HS, San Jose, CA
How’d he get to The Blue™?
Kind of an enigma, Mr. Simpson. Apparently showed up out of the ether to play some football. Not a whole lot published. BUT glad he’s here just the same.
I am not sure why but of all the ‘nicknames that are really just shortened first names’ I do think this one is the coolest.
Going to stick with my pick from last year and go with Samuel Umtiti.
Welp, still just the 86 tackles for Gunderson. He was also Academic All-Mountain West in Fall 2020. That’s not an easy feat.
Oh man. Well, Mr. Simpson played in one game in 2021. That’s it. With the struggles of the offensive line unfortunately Simpson wasn’t able to get on the field. Not sure what else to say except I hope that he is able to really push the offensive line for any sort of playing time. A rising tide lifts all boats so maybe Simpson threatening the current starts for time will make them better. Sure hope so anyway.
Is he on Twitter?
Negative, Ghost Rider.
Completely made up fact
A huge fan of Dungeons & Dragons, Mr. Simpson will frequently use dice to control his destiny. He will often use a D20 to make sure he orders the correct sandwich at Jimmy John’s.