|Height: 6-2 | Weight: 211 | College: Brigham Young|
Positives Has a tall, lean frame with long limbs, good bubble and a linear build with room for additional growth Consistent run defender who is a secure wrap-up tackler Has a blue-collar work ethic and shows a good nose for the ball Quick to break down and react to plays and shows urgency to come up and support vs. the run Takes good angles and chases hard vs. plays in front of him Has the body control to sift through traffic and the sudden burst to slip past the blocks Diagnoses the play properly and reacts quickly to the underneath pass Effectively wrestles the larger backs to the ground in run support Has a good feel for routes when working in zone coverage, getting a good jump on the ball Knows how to keep the plays in front of him and has the short burst to cut off the route.
Negatives Lacks the power to punish receivers in his area and the quickness to excel in man coverage Very rigid coming out of his cuts, showing little hip flexibility Has limited deep coverage skills, as he takes baby steps in his backpedal and the extra steps prevent him from turning and gaining ground quickly Lacks a punishing jolt on contact and while adequate as a wrap-up tackler, he will give a shoulder and try to arm tackle Does not have the range to play the deep zone Too high-cut and stiff in his hips to show a smooth turn in transition Is best when coming forward, as he does not have the change of direction agility to redirect Will take false steps in deep zone coverage and also bites on play action.
All-Mountain West Conference first-team pick Started all year at free safety, leading the team with a career-high 116 tackles (53 solos) Had seven stops for losses of 14 yards and two quarterback pressures Recovered two fumbles and caused three others Had three interceptions for 42 yards in returns and deflected three passes.
2003 GAME Analysis
Georgia Tech Tackled receiver Jonathan Smith after a 3-yard catch in the second quarter, causing a fumble that was recovered by BYU's Brandon Heaney Also recovered a fumble and made six tackles.
Southern California and Wyoming Recorded nine tackles in each game.
New Mexico Stopped tailback DonTrell Moore for a 3-yard loss and delivered ten tackles (8 solos).
Stanford Had 11 tackles (6 solos) with a stop for a 1-yard loss and caused a fumble in the Air Force Registered 11 tackles (7 solos).
San Diego State Posted eight tackles (6 solos) with a stop for a 2-yard loss.
Colorado State Followed with a 10-tackle performance.
Nevada-Las Vegas Picked off a pass and made nine tackles.
Boise State Collected nine tackles with two pass deflections and a 36-yard interception return.
Notre Dame Came up with 13 hits.
Utah Closed out the season with 11 tackles and a 6-yard interception return (only the second interception thrown by Utah's Alex Smith all season).
Moved into the starting lineup at free safety, earning All-MWC honorable mention Ranked second on the team with 99 tackles (51 solos) and had three stops for losses Caused two fumbles and intercepted a pass Also deflected four passes.
2002 GAME ANALYSIS
Syracuse Opened the season with two pass deflections and 11 tackles (8 solos).
Hawaii Followed with ten tackles (5 solos).
Nevada Intercepted a pass and came up with six tackles (5 solos).
Georgia Tech, Air Force and Nevada-Las Vegas Registered nine tackles in each game.
Colorado State Had a stop behind the line of scrimmage and 12 tackles.
Utah Finished the season with a 14-tackle effort.
Played in every game, starting vs. Air Force and Tulane Recorded 27 tackles (20 solos) with two stops for losses of 4 yards Recovered a fumble and deflected a pair of passes Gained 22 yards on two interception returns.
No injuries reported.
Business major Son of James and Lisa Francisco Resides in Laie, Hawaii.
COMBINE: 4.76 in the 40-yard dash 2.77 20-yard dash 1.67 10-yard dash 4.07 20-yard shuttle 11.63 60-yard shuttle 6.96 three-cone drill 35-inch vertical jump 9'5" broad jump Bench pressed 225 pounds 17 times 31 5/8-inch arm length 9 5/8-inch hands 24 Wonderlic score.
All-State and All-League selection as a senior at Kahuku (Hi.) High School Led the team to the state championship that year, earning a trip to the Hawaii All-Star game.