On the Inside

This week we take a look at a Parker athlete's first offer, a Highlands Ranch QB ready to show his game and a young RB catching already grabbing DI suitors.

Gavin McHenry picked up the always important first offer earlier this week when the UConn Huskies offered the speedy DB/KR/WR. So far this season, on the track, McHenry has posted top times of 10.65 in the 100 meters and 21.21 in the 200 meters. These impressive times, along with the UConn offer, could open the gates for McHenry, who says he is also gaining interest from Utah, Air Force, and Colorado State. To follow up on this interest McHenry looks to camp at the above mentioned schools as well as at the University of Colorado.

Speed in a key component in the DI recruiting process as evidenced by McHenry's recent offer. Another Colorado gridiron player that is getting looks based on his speed in Fort Collins sprinter Raymond Bozmans. The 5-10 155 pounder is a lithe athlete who runs 10.55 in the 100 meters and boasts a 4.4 in the 40. Bozmans can catch the ball, is a willing blocker as well as being quite scary on the fly sweep.

Highlands Ranch QB Steve Donatell will hit the road on a rigorous camp schedule in which he will log time at Colorado State, Colorado, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, Louisville and Wyoming. Donatell, who had a solid junior campaign, has yet to gain a first offer. Donatell, says, schools want to see me throw live for them, so I have to perform."

Denver East sophomore Shahid Hoover, who averaged over nine yards a carry last season on the way to 1,000 plus rush yards, has already gained DI attention. Sources are reporting DIs programs are chomping at the bit and one program has offered. Shahid, a 5-10 190 pounder with legit 4.4 speed has a skill set that is very enticing. If the first offer is true, this should be the first of many more to come.

East, which will have one of the most explosive backfields in Colorado, boasts not only Hoover, but also sophomore QB Kadeem Hendrix and junior RB Isaiah Hendrix. Running the ball Isaiah and Shahid combined for nearly 2,000 yards last season.