Behrens is up to the Challenge

Blake Behrens was one of many CU commits this recruiting cycle to help lead his team into the state playoffs. Brophy Prep lost in the state quarter-finals to Chandler. Behrens visited Boulder two weeks ago for his official trip. He has a strong feeling about what he will do in Boulder and what the future of Colorado football will be like.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 280
40 time: 5.3
Bench: 375
Squat: 500
Clean: 315
Vertical: '31
From: Phoenix, Arizona
High School: Brophy Prep

Blake Behrens has grown since he gave the CU staff his verbal commitment. He did so on July 7th over the summer. At the time, he was measuring in at 6-foot-3, 275 pounds. Two weeks ago when he visited CU, he measured 6-foot-4, 282 pounds. "Every time I have gone back there I have gotten bigger," Behrens explained. "When I went there on my unofficial before this last time, I was 6-3 1/2, 278. The first time over the summer, I was 6-3, 275. That is what I was when I committed."

Behrens is still being looked at for two positions in Boulder. "They are talking like it will be either center or guard. I like center because you study a lot more film because you have to call out the defensive alignments. Guard is a lot of fun, too. Really it doesn't matter which spot I plat at."

On his recent trip, the Arizona-native was able to sit down with Coach Hawkins for their first real one-on-one conversation. "I love Coach Hawk's enthusiasm. He just told me that he expects me to work hard and get the job done. I will work my ass off up there. I always work my ass off for my coaches. I also got to speak with Coach Strausser and he was telling me similar things to Hawkins. The thing I like about CU is that they are saying they are going after more athletic lineman. Not those big 6-5, 6-6, 340-pounders. I will never be one of those guys. I will probably get to 6-4, 290 and be lean and quick. That is what they want so we see eye-to-eye."

Behrens' hosts at CU on his visit (Dec.7th-9th) were Devin Head and Daniel Sanders.

Since becoming a Buff, he has not received much more interest from other schools since mid-season. "I did not want to waste their time anymore. Colorado is where I am heading."

He plans on moving to Boulder, June 6th. "I want to get up there early and get to work.


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