Recruiting News and Notes

Busy week on the Colorado prep recruiting as top players focus on their college choices.

With national LOI day fast approaching the pace of verbal commits for 2014 has accelerated across the state of Colorado as well as the nation.

Boulder Daily Camera prep writer Paul Willis reported earlier this week that 6-6 280 pound Monarch offensive tackle Kody Mommaerts committed over the holiday break to play his college football at Northern Colorado. Willis also reports that Momaerts' teammate, running back Ethan Marks is gaining interest from multiple Ivy League schools.

Regis defensive end Terran Hasselbach, who committed earlier to Western Michigan, has flipped and will stay in state Colorado. The 6-1 235 pound DE/OLB was an All-State pick by PrepColroado received and accepted an offer this week from the University of Colorado.

Although Mountain Vista suffered through a rough season this year 6-2 receiver Rocco Palumbo continued to produce making 63 catches this year. Northern Colorado has made an offer to the receiver.

Palisade outside backer Jack Millard is gaining FCS interest for his productive play this season. A great pass rusher, who is strong against the run and solid in coverage, the 6-2 205 pounder is gaining interest from North Dakota State.

As recruiting for the class of 2014 winds down over the next few weeks, the process of recruiting for 2015 hits high gear. Already Colorado's top juniors are gaining college attention and offers.

Earlier this week Regis right tackle Tim Lynott picked up an offer from Colorado. The 6-4 290 pound tackle is a devastating run blocker and a key piece of a Regis run game that is one of the best in the state.

Although Pomona was a run heavy offense this season, junior quarterback Justin Roberts has gained some early interest for the 1st Team Academic All-Stater. Harvard, South Dakota State, South Dakota, Southern Illinois, and UNC have expressed interest.

Another junior QB gaining early interest is Chatfield's Kyle Winkler. Winkler reports some early inquiries from Ivy and Patriot League schools.

2015 Grandview safety Keelan Poole, a 6-2 190 pounder has gained early looks from Colorado, Colorado State, Stanford and Arizona. Although it is early, Poole is looking to camp at Colorado, Stanford and UCLA this offseason.

Blake Whitsell of Broomfield is also gaining some early attention. The 6-3 265 pound defensive lineman says he is hearing from Colorado, Oregon, Northern Colorado, Montana, Northern Arizona and Arizona State. Whitsell plans on attending Junior day at Colorado and camping at Oregon.


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