A look at some of the top prospects we saw while in the state of Colorado, including commits to Colorado, Colorado State, Tennessee and Wyoming...
Aurora (Colo.) Regis Jesuit vs. Aurora (Colo.) Gateway
Grand Junction (Colo.) vs. Littleton (Colo.) Columbine
Castle Park (Colo.) Castle View vs. Ralston Valley (Colo.)
Scout Out West
Recruiting: Interest from several Western schools
My Take: Holmes is a long, lanky receiver, who's got above average
speed and glides when he runs. He has very soft hands, and does a good job
of getting open and using his body well to adjust to the catch. The one
flaw in his game right now is his route-running. He's a raw route runner,
sometimes pinching off his routes too soon and other times improvising in his
routes too much. Towards the end of the game, though, he did what he
needed to do to get open and kept Gateway in the game with some clutch catches,
where his body control allowed him to adjust and bring in some not-good throws.
He's got some time to put on weight, and to become a more effective
route-runner, but all the tools are there for a bigtime receiver prospect,
because of his size.
Recruiting: Committed to Colorado State
My Take: Golditch is a big-time effort guy. He's got good size, and
a frame that can easily add more weight. He's headed to Colorado State to
play on the offensive line, but his best position may be as a defensive end.
He's quick off the ball, has a non-stop motor, and does a good job in pursuit
and changes direction really well. The fact that he's playing football
this year is a credit to his toughness. During the tragic Aurora movie
theater shootings this summer, Golditch was in the theater next to the
shootings, and a stray bullet went through the back of his neck. He didn't
miss any of the season.
Recruiting: Committed to Tennessee
My Take: Skipper is a mammoth offensive linemen, a legit 6-9, 290, and for as big as he is, surprisingly showed a good amount of athleticism and agility. He's really flexible, and has a lot of nasty, really good in run blocking and strong in pass protection. Ralston Valley had a running clock for the entire second half, so he was limited in his reps, but he's one of the rare, big guys, who plays like he's a tight end.