Since the comments are straying away from my original point, and taking away from the original article, I will move it here and keep it short and sweet as I possibly can.
I think Horton is a good defensive back that shows great promise through his past plays to become a All Pac-12 defensive player. I've been taking into account everything he has done thus far, and my liking of him is not ONLY from the direct result of the pick 6 against Oregon.
Against CO, Horton was the one that forced the fumble that CJ recovered to seal the victory. Next game he picked off Kevin Prince, and then continued to pick off Andrew Luck in the first Stanford drive. Then, my personal favorite,he ripped out what would've been a TD pass from a WR against OSU and made it into a INT. Finally, he has picked off Thomas and ran it back for a score. That is 5 consecutive games in which he has caused a turnover. Yes, he is still unpolished, and not very consistent overall but that will improve with time as Horton is still only a sophomore. Some of you pointed out that he often gets beat deep by his receivers, but then again, the same thing can also be said about the WSU secondary as a whole. Also, some may simply attribute some of his TOs to luck, and some of it might be. But 5 consecutive TOs are not something that I'm going to say is a fluke or write it off entirely as luck.
In conclusion, over the 5 week course of time, Horton has showed glimpses of his future potential as a ballhawk. Yes, he has a long way to go, and still has his slip-ups, but I am very encouraged by the progress he has made from last year, and hope that he continues to improve. I simply believe that if he keeps up with his continued progression, that one day in the future, he will be awarded first team pac-12.
I'd also like to take this time to apologize for those that I have offended. I was caught up in the heat of the moment, and approached things a lot more awkwardly and more hostile then I should have. For the future, I will learn from my mistakes today, I will approach things a bit more differently. I'm not asking you all to agree with me, but I just wanted to fully explain my views and what I based the off from. If you still think I'm a idiot, that's fine by me, I just wanted to give credit and show my appreciation and hopes that I have for Damonte Horton, and (hopefully) I've done just that. Thanks and have a great night.
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