Recruiting News and Notes

With the 2014 season fast approaching Colorado's best are finshing summer camps and increasing their focus on team

2015 Pine Creek DE Josh Klyn is excited for the upcoming season.  His Eagles will begin the defense of their 4A title in the opener against Pueblo Centennial. Pine Creek is getting ready for team camp with Klyn stating, “The team is looking good, camp will show us really where we are at.” 

Regarding his own recruitment Klyn feels a strong senior season is key.  Klyn believes of the schools looking at him Wyoming is the one showing the most interest. 

2015 Chatfield defensive line Matt Gaiter feels his Chatfield team is poised for a strong 2014 campaign stating, “I think we are looking good!  I’m looking forward to what we can do this year!” 

Looking at his own plans Gaiter may camp at Air Force this Friday and then finish his summer camping at Colorado State. 

Prairie View tight end Zach Peterson is in the midst of an extended tour of the Ivy League.  Peterson has finished up with Harvard and Princeton.  Tomorrow he will visit Penn and this weekend he will camp at Cornell.  Harvard is currently evaluating Peterson’s film from the camp.  To finish his summer Peterson will either camp at Colorado State or Colorado Mesa.

2016 prospect Sam Warren of Overland will camp at Arizona State football camp this weekend.

Watched quite a bit of film this past week putting together rankings for the classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017.  Beyond the top prospects in each class, multiple players stood out. 

Pine Creek’s 2015 TE Parker Hammond impressed me with his blocking.  First it is good to see a tight end blocking, but this big framed player looks capable of moving inside to guard and playing in college.  

Regarding 2015 I may have under ranked Blake Whitsell of Broomfield.  Recently he blew up with five offers in a week, so I went back and watched film and although not explosive, Whitsell is tremendous at not only taking on the double team, but defeating it and making tackles.  For an interior lineman few skills are more important. 

2016’s Jack Stoll of Regis is a very interesting utility knife that is comfortable and productive in multiple spots.  The 6-5 230 pounder is a great blocker as a fullback or tight end.  This season look for Stoll to get more catches in the pass game.  Due to his size and ability to fit in multiple places on the O, Stoll is a very intriguing prospect. 

For 2017 Corte Tapia is very interesting.  Tapia, a DT/DE for Windsor has a great first step, plays with leverage and has motor.  He is a player I will watch very closely this upcoming season

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