Yearly, the state of Colorado produces roughly 40 BCS, mid-major and FCS players. Many of these players come from programs such as Valor Christian, ThunderRidge and others that have a reputation for producing college players. Along with these high profile programs, others schools, not as high profile, have players less well known worth a look.
Overland High School has no shortage of talent with hoops super star Austin Conway running fast breaks every weekend as the Trailblazers QB and DI talent Tre Thomas playing sheriff on D, but junior free safety Josh Wright, manages to stand out as well. The 5-10 170 pounder is all over the field willing to make tackles in and out of the box and showing good coverage skills.
Thompson Valley's Danny Highland is a 6-3 220 pound defensive end who has had a nice start to the season for a surprising Thompson Valley squad that is currently 2-0.
RJ Ramirez is a diminutive 5-6 160 pound prospect that has Darren Sproles like qualities as a runner and returner. Built low to the ground Ramirez is surprisingly strong and tough to take down. The junior has a burst and self reports a forty in the high 4.4s. Although it came in a loss, Ramirez had a TD run earlier this season against Grand Junction that is one of the best I have seen so far this year, showcasing his strength, escapability and speed.
Senior Isaiah Talbert of Grandview gets after in the trenches at 6-4 265 pounds. He looks capable of adding weight. The two way lineman is solid on both sides of the ball and is well worth a look from colleges.
A known commodity, Sam Jones of Colorado 5A #1 ranked ThunderRidge is dominating this season. Multiple sources including opponents, scouts and coaches say he is playing great football on the offensive line. One scout, after watching Jones last week stated, "Jones, along with Christian McCaffrey, are the best players in Colorado."
Grant Neal of Regis is a load. Built like Maurice Jones-Drew, Neal is a one cut runner with good speed. Look for Neal, who also plays D, to continue his eight yard per carry average as part of a multi-pronged Regis running attack.