Recruiting News and Notes

This week's recruiting updates on Colorado's top players.

Really good to see 2015 Cherry Creek running back D.J. Luke pick up his first offer earlier this week.  Throughout his career Luke has shared carries with UCLA’s Nate Starks as well as talented DI prospect Milo Hall.  An intriguing back with 220 pound size and surprising speed, Luke would be the feature back on many of Colorado’s top teams.  His time sharing carries has helped Luke hone a complete game, willing to lead block, pick up the blitz and catch the ball out of the backfield. 

Jerell Nettles of Montbello, who has ran for nearly 550 yards in the last two games, has been invited to Colorado State, Kansas State and CSU-Pueblo games.  The 235 pound back is averaging 7.5 yards a carry this season. 

Fountain-Fort Carson linebacker D.J. Leatimua is focused on the Trojans first round playoff game against Westminster, but he continues to gain interest from colleges.  Right now Letimua hold and offer from Montana and is hearing from Eastern Washington, Northern Colorado as well as others.  Right now he is in the process of setting up his official to Montana. 

Collin Root of Ralston Valley, one of the state’s best all-around players, continues to hear from multiple schools.  The 6-2 215 pounder plays defensive end, receiver and kicker all at a high level.  Root reports he is hearing from Air Force, North Dakota and Northern Colorado.

Josh Wright, one of the numerous electric players on the Overland squad is having a great senior season and as such is gaining DII, FCS and mid-major attention.  CSU-Pueblo and Colorado-Mesa.  Northern Colorado likes Wright as a defensive back.  Colorado State has invited Wright to games.  Wright personally is a fan of Colorado State and Wyoming. 

Wright, at defensive back, will at times be lined up across from Denver East receiver Jordan Willis in the first round of 5A playoffs.  The 6-5 Willis has had a solid season for his 7-2 squad, with eight TDs while averaging nearly 19 yards a catch.  Willis reports he is hearing from Alcorn State and Southwest Minnesota State. 

Chatfield sophomore Dalton Keene catches the eye.  At 6-4 210 pounds Keene has great size.  For Chatfield he carries the ball, is a lead blocker and plays linebacker.  His frame is great and this young man will be 225 to 230 by his senior year.  His diverse game is key to his ability play at the next level.  He is physical, can run and catch.  

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