Oozing athletic ability

Harold Mobley can't help but smile when he talks about the Colorado play book he was handed at the beginning of fall camp. It's "a cool four inches" and was a bit overwhelming at first for the star tight end recruit. Get inside for more on how he is progressing at Colorado.

Harold Mobley was one of the highest rated members of the 2010 Colorado recruiting class, and it's obvious why after seeing on the practice fields for the first 10 days of fall camp

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound product of Corona, Calif., has been impressive catching the ball because he is a gifted athlete. However, he's probably heading for a redshirt season unless an injury leads to the team needing him to play.

"He's still learning, but you can see there is a ton of physical talent there and we just have to get him grooved in," tight ends coach Kent Riddle said.

Riddle said there is a chance Mobley, Henley Griffon and Kyle Slavin could play this season, but he would prefer to redshirt all three and allow them to gain weight and strength and familiarity with the CU system and college life.

"They just need to get bigger and stronger, but you can just see the athletic ability oozing out of them," Riddle said.

Mobley said his biggest challenge by far has been learning the plays and his assignments so far in camp, but he believes he is beginning to make some strides.

"It's a real experience trying to get the plays down, but once I get them down, I know I'll be real dangerous out here," Mobley said.

Mobley was recruited by dozens or programs some of which wanted him to play defensive end and others that wanted him to play tight end. Colorado left the choice up to him.

"I feel like I do better when I have the ball in my hands," Mobley said. "I feel like more of an asset to the team."


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