I had the opportunity to watch the second half of the Windsor vs.Fossil Ridge game and kept the majority of my attention on Windsor's Tiny Noller and Zach Peck as their squad won 42-14.
With Tiny nothing has changed since the first time I saw him play his sophomore year. He is a great interior run blocker with just the right amount of nasty in his game. On 75% of the snaps I watched Tiny pancaked his opposite on the defensive line. Much has been made of Tiny's weight of late and he is tipping the scales at 335, like almost all high school players over 300 pounds the loss of 20 pounds would do them good. At 310-315 pounds Tiny would be able to show more athleticism and scare high school backers and DBs to death as he moved to the second level. I have no doubt of Tiny's ability to make an impact as a center in college, but he will need to improve his ability to get second level blocks and that will take place with more speed which can be improved with less weight.
Windsor defensive end Zach Peck showed the motor that makes him stand out on the high school level and has gained him multiple college offers. The 6-3 235 pounder has a very good first step and plays with great leverage. Against Fossil Ridge he won the hands game every time and controlled his blocker as he got up field. Further, when double teamed Peck got off the ball and got a piece of the play. Peck is a very good player who brings a great combination of skills and intangibles. Peck, like Noller, has a Navy offer and he is very interested in the Naval Academy.
Throughout the weekend PrepColorado will be breaking down other key players from top games across the state of Colorado.