Recruiting News and Notes

Two of Colorado's top 2014 linemen make their college decision.

Despite a very strong senior season Discovery Canyon quarterback Alec Wirtjes has yet to gain a first offer. The dual threat Colorado Springs prospect says Air Force and Colorado State are still showing interest as are multiple schools of various levels across the nation. Wirtjes and his 8-1 Discovery Canyon squad finish up the season next Saturday as they take on surprising 9-0 Coronado in what should be a great regular season finale.

Last weekend Heritage lineman Connor Cain made an unofficial trip to Eastern Washington, stating, "The coaches, staff, players and game were all first class." Cain has recently started to hear from Montana State. Cain's play of late, a pick six and six tackles for loss, have helped Heritage move to 5-4 on the season.

After a big win last week over Chatfield, Mullen took it on the chin losing to Lakewood 41-7. Mullen, one of the youngest teams in 5A, is starting a freshman QB in Jovan Tafoya as well as a freshman RB in Marcus McElroy. The 6-0 180 pound McElroy is a player to watch. Playing a very tough schedule,McElroy has been consistent all season. Going into this week's game McElroy had over 700 rush yards and nine rushing TDs. For sure McElroy is a player to watch.

This past week Sam Jones of ThunderRidge opted to play at Arizona State and a few days earlier Alec Ruth of Valor opted to play for Kansas State. Jones, an athletic mauler fits nicely into the Arizona State offensive system most likely as a guard. Ruth, a very big kid who is technically very sound, fits the system at Kansas State. Watching college football this weekend as Mike Moudy of Douglas County and Jeremiah Sirles of Bear Creek both played for Nebraska and Alex Kozan formerly of Valor played for Auburn reminded me how Colorado continues to lose its greatest football commodity, offensive linemen. Consistently over the past years, the majority of top level DI players in the state have been offensive lineman, hopefully the University of Colorado and Colorado State can again mine these key state commodities.