Recruiting News and Notes

Lynott visits the Northwest, Valor's Gabriel Watkins is on the fast track and QBs head to Dallas to put their games on display.

2015 Colorado QBs Justin Roberts of Pomona and Ryan Hommel of Rock Canyon are in Texas to compete at the Elite 11 event in the Big D.  Roberts, worked in a run first run often offense last season, and needs to show that he can throw the ball.  Elite 11 and multiple college camps this summer will afford him that opportunity.  Hommel is a good looking athlete who had flashes last season, but needs to become more consistent.  Each has upside but they need to put together solid performances this offseason and strong senior campaigns to gain college attention. 

Schools need to get on board with Valor OLB/RB Gabriel Watkins.  Watkins is versatile as a defender with the ability to play the run, drop into coverage and especially rush the passer.  Watkins will also get numerous opportunities to run the ball this upcoming season with the departure of Christian McCaffrey.  Standing 6-1 and weighing 210 pounds, Watkins runs the 100 meters in 11.1.

Denver East receiver Jordan Willis has looked good in multiple 7on7 events.  The 6-5 receiver plans to camp at the University of Washington this June. 

DJ Leatimua of Fountain-Fort Carson caught my eye on film this week.  Standing 6-3 and weighing 235 pounds, Leatimua plays QB/LB for his squad.  Very strong and athletic, DJ plays with motor on the defensive side of the ball.  Watching him play Leatimua has the frame and skill set to make the move to defensive line.

2016 Aurora Central QB Deron Harrell will receive significant attention over the next couple of years.  At 6-3 and weighing 170 pounds Harrell has very good size, athleticism and reports a 4.4 forty. As he learns the quarterback position Harrell could become a force. 

6-3 270 pound 2015 Chaparral offensive lineman Brandon Leahey is reporting an increase in his recruitment.  He has been invited to camp at Kansas State while Colorado State and BYU have been in contact.

This weekend Colorado's top 2015 recruit, Tim Lynott will visit the University of Oregon.  The 295 pound mauler is gaining ever wider attention and now holds 12 total offers.

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