Phil Loadholt was widely considered to be the most talented non-qualifier in the Colorado high school ranks last season. He was an all-state selection on offense and defense in football and was the runner-up for the state's 'Mr. Basketball' award..."> Phil Loadholt was widely considered to be the most talented non-qualifier in the Colorado high school ranks last season. He was an all-state selection on offense and defense in football and was the runner-up for the state's 'Mr. Basketball' award...">

Buffs Add Offensive Tackle for '06

<a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=148&p=8&c=1&nid=1543269">Phil Loadholt</a> was widely considered to be the most talented non-qualifier in the Colorado high school ranks last season. He was an all-state selection on offense and defense in football and was the runner-up for the state's 'Mr. Basketball' award...

Height: 6-9
Weight: 325
40 time: 5.1
Bench: 370
Squat: 550
Vertical:'25
From: Fountain High in Fort Carson, Colorado
College: Garden City

Loadholt was a first team all-state defensive tackle and second team all-state tight end in the 3A classification. He was the runner-up for the state's 'Mr. Basketball' award in the 4A classification.

There is a reason he was not heavily recruited. "My ACT score was a 14. I talked to plenty of schools that said they would take me if I got my test score. My top schools besides CU were Texas A&M, Oregon, Washington State, and Auburn. They all said if I got my test score they had an offer for me. It just didn't turn out that way. Colorado stuck with me and placed me at Garden City. I didn't sign with them but I am committed to going back there."

He has been in contact with CU Tight Ends Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Jon Wristen. "We talk about once a month. He asks me how everything is going with football. I am redshirting this year and will play next year."

That means Loadholt will return to CU in the fall of 2006 with three years to play three.

He says the Buffs have recruited him strictly as a offensive tackle and he has no more desire to play basketball despite his skills for the sport.

He hopes to make it to Boulder for a game this fall. "I think I might head out there for the Kansas State game."

The BSN will check in with Loadholt periodically over the next couple years.


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