3.20.2008

Sula headed to Boise State


Not to be confused with Mr. Sulu, Don Shula, or Indiana Jones' trusted ally Sala...LB/RB Jack Sula is headed to Boise State. Apparently, a late qualifier, Sula will hopefully live up to the hype provided by his un-biased high school coach:

"It's a good fit for Jack, and it's a steal for Boise," Carson coach Mike Christensen said. "I told Coach (Chris) Petersen that Jack was the best all-around player I've coached, just his attitude, his ability. He should do very well. I told him that it would not surprise me if Jack leads them back to the Fiesta Bowl or a BCS game."

Can't say I'm bummed to hear of one more linebacker in the mix. You can check out the story here if you would like to read more and don't get annoyed by an excessive amount of flash banners.

Here's what ESPN had to say about Sula...who had offers from Washington and Nevada amongst others:
Sula is a well-rounded running back prospect who does not possess elite skill in one area, but can move the chains with the ball in his hands. Possesses adequate height with an athletically-built frame that should continue to fill out with lean bulk. Best asset as a running back prospect may be his soft hands and receiving skills out of the backfield. Plucks the ball well in stride, transitions quickly upfield and extends well away from his frame for the difficult grab. Could develop into a fine 3rd down back despite his lack of great speed and elusiveness. As a runner, he hits the hole quickly and can break through the initial wave of arm tackles when he decides to square up his shoulder pads and run downhill. Not real explosive or sudden when he finds a crease but is a smooth, natural runner who glides a bit with his nice stride. While he occasionally flashes good leg drive, balance, lean and the ability to break tackles as an in-line runner, his power is inconsistent. At times he will run east-west instead of hitting it up hard inside. Light through his hips and lower-body limiting yards after contact. Movement skills and lateral quickness are marginal in the open field and he lacks a second gear and top-end speed. Shows some ability at linebacker and could develop there if his current speed does not transition well on offense. Would need to add good size and play with more physicality if he makes the move. Sula possesses good versatility as a prospect and his best days could be a head of him as a prospect.

Intriguing development, no?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks like a good get!at one point uw was on this kid and had offered very early on!

kevanlee said...

Yay! Another linebacker!

boxcutter said...

I just read the article in the April 7, 2008 ESPN magazine about Sula and now I'm excited to see him play college ball. Good Luck Jack!

Anonymous said...

please concentrate on the O-line and D-line first and formost.... especially the O-line right now.... that's where it all happens or nothing happens.... then build around that.... otherwise we are going nowhere....

Drew said...

Uhh...did you watch any games last year? The times that BSU struggled on defense can not all be pinned on the D-line. The linebackers often were out of position or simply did not wrap up. Getting a solid kid at linebacker is a good get for the Broncos. BSU's O-line will be a strength for the next few years because of solid recruiting...but may see some growing pains this year as they gain experience.