Colorado OL Hearing From Clemson?

When is the last time the Tigers signed a player from the state of Colorado? That's a good question, but there could be a prospect in the 2005 class that currently calls the Rocky Mountain State home. We've got the details on an offensive lineman that's interested in heading south to play college football.

OL Jacob Zapp
6-5, 290, 5.0
Cherry Creek High School
Englewood, Colorado

The 6-5, 290-pound prospect is still awaiting his first scholarship offer, but he is receiving interest from several top programs. "Auburn, Kansas State, Arizona State, Colorado State and Clemson are showing interest. Clemson just started showing interest," said Zapp in a recent interview with

When asked if he has any early favorites, Zapp responded, "I want to play in the deep South. I have always wanted to go down there. I want to play in the ACC or SEC. I have family down there."

Zapp is already looking closely at the academics at the schools showing interest. "Clemson and Auburn have a could of the fields I like. I would like to major in Education, possibly English or Biology."

In terms of strengths on the field, Zapp says that that his versatility is one of best attributes.

"My strengths are my adaptability and my ability to read defenses. I am also a leader with the rest of the offensive line. I want to work on my speed though. I'm working on my footwork and also on finishing my blocks."

Where will the star lineman camp this summer?

"I know that I will camp at Auburn and Arizona State. I haven't gotten anything from Clemson yet about their camp."

The Colorado prospect and his family would like to move down south once he finishes his senior year. "I have family in Georgia. My mom went to Auburn. She still knows a few people that work there. My parents want to move down south once I'm finished with high school."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding offensive lineman from Colorado, right up through signing day 2005. Top Stories