The Broncos are getting big on the offensive line with 6-foot-5, 320 pound JUCO transfer, Zach Troughton.
Troughton is coming to the Blue from Butte College in Oroville, California. The 2 time All Nor Cal Conference tackle is bound to make immediate waves at Boise. Watching Troughton’s film on Hudl, the tackle brings speed, power, and experience to the Bronco’s o-line that is eerily reminiscent of Thomas Byrd.
Another notable aspect about this kid is his determined work ethic. In an article from the Oroville Mercury-Register, Troughton is noted as having turned down scholarship offers from Hawaii, Washington State, and South Florida to remain with Butte for another season.
The reason for turning down Pac-12 power Wazzu was due to having “unfinished business” with the Road Runners.
“I knew we were going to have a really good team this year and felt like I had some unfinished business at Butte…Also, I don’t think I was ready for the move yet as a player, and I think one more year at Butte will get me to where I need to be.”
The devotion to team and his desire to grow as a player are two factors that echo Harsin and Company’s motto of development. Combining Troughton’s work ethic, attitude, devotion, strength, speed, and talent, it is no wonder the kid landed on Boise’s radar.