Butte Community College All-American Has Two Years On The Blue

With five senior offensive linemen graduating after the 2016 season, the Boise State coaching staff has been looking for depth and help at that position. Enter Zach Troughton.

Zach Troughton, Butte Community College and newly-minted All-American athlete, was offered a scholarship while visiting Boise State over the weekend, and committed Monday night. He waited until Wednesday to announce his decision, when he could officially sign his National Letter of Intent as a mid-year transfer.

"I can't wait to be a Bronco," Troughton said.

At 6 foot 6 and 315 pounds, Troughton is a load of an offensive lineman and projects at either tackle or guard at Boise State. He held offers from South Florida and Utah State, and the Broncos didn't enter the picture until a week before he committed.

"The atmosphere, coach (Scott) Huff and the players at Boise State were the three main factors in my decision," Troughton said. "Coach Huff has a good personality and is a great coach."

Hailing from a small Northern California town called Maxwell, the big man didn't get any offers while in high school. He went to Butte CC and grew physically and mentally. His talent and size became impossible to miss. Now he looks forward to playing on The Blue with his new team.

"If I play well enough (in practice), I will get on the field," he said. "They will start the best five and I'm hoping to be part of that. I'm going to work as if I am."

Troughton redshirted while at Butte and has two years of eligibility remaining.

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