Recruiting News and Notes

Colorado's top football athletes shine bright at state track meet.

Departing athlete and CSU commit Trey Smith of Douglas County won the 5A 100 meters with a time of 10.85. Arizona State bound Falcon High athlete Kalen Ballage took 5th  in the 4A 100 meters with a time of 11.01  quite a sight to see that 225 pounder moving down the track.

2015 athlete Josh Clausen of Lutheran ran well this weekend at the state track meet.  The four sport athlete comes in a 6-4 and weighs 200 pounds.  Last season Clausen had 46 catches and nine touchdowns averaging over 22 yards a catch.

2015 Rocky Mountain linebacker Max McDonald also had a strong meet winning the 5A disc and shot.

2016 Broomfield RB Jordan Xiong took 2nd in the 4A 100 meters and the 200 meters.  In the 100 Xiong clocked in

2015 LB/RB Gabriel Watkins of Valor says he is hearing from Utah State, New Mexico State, Concordia University, South Dakota State, Yale, San Jose State, Washington, Colorado Western and North Dakota.  Watkins says he will camp at USC and Colorado and may attend camps at Utah State, Air Force, Northwestern and Mizzou.

2015 power back D.J. Luke of Cherry Creek looks to camp at Utah State, Fort Hays State and Wyoming. Luke is hearing from Washington, Colorado, Utah State, New Mexico State and North Dakota.

Quick Takes

2015 DB Josh Wright of Overland is a tweener to watch.  Last year he lined up all over the place for his Traiblazers.  Wright is 5-10 160 and he will hit you.  He tracks the ball well against the run and finishes.  At the next level I feel he may be a nickel corner or free safety.  I'm excited to watch him during his senior year.

Took at look at film on freshman phenom Dante Sparaco of Glenwood Springs.  First piece that stands out is great size, the youngster is a long 6-3 and weighs 215 pounds.  The two way QB/OLB, looks like a defensive end to me with the frame to put on good weight.  With increased speed, he could become a hybrid OLB/DE and should have the ability to play up or with his hand on the ground.  I'm really looking forward to watching more film over the next few years as this talented under classmen grows as a complete player.  If he adds more explosion and speed to his size watch out!

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