Recruiting News and Notes

Recruiting news and updates on the state's top players.

Zach Peterson of Prairie View picked an offer from Colorado School of Mines earlier this week.  The 6-4 235 pound tight end was the leading receiver for his 8-2 squad.  Peterson, a great student, is also hearing from Yale and is looking at taking a visit to the Bulldogs.

2015 Mullen receiver Patrick Stephens, who holds an offer from Northern Colorado, is also hearing from South Dakota, South Dakota State, San Diego, Georgetown, Wyoming and Utah State.  Of this group Stephens, who had 30 catches and seven TDs, says South Dakota and San Diego are closest to making new offers. 

2015 Chaparral offensive lineman Brandon Leahy reports Boise State has invited him to visit for their last home game.  Leahy has also made it to multiple Colorado State home games on unofficial visits.  Both Oregon and Colorado have invited Leahy to be a preferred walk on.

Pine Creek senior quarterback Tommy Lazzaro has helped his defending state champ squad to a    10-0 record combining for over 1,500 yards of offense and 16 scores.  The 6-4 210 pounder has yet to gain an offer but is hearing from multiple schools.  According to Lazzaro Indiana, San Diego State, Wyoming, Northern Colorado, North Dakota State and South Dakota are all in contact. 

Pueblo South junior Isiah Pannunzio has been a huge part of South’s strong 9-1 season playing tight end and outside backer.  Last week the 6-2 215 pounder with great speed and a high motor made his verbal commit to Colorado State late last week.  With his verbal out of the way Pannunzio can focus on helping his squad through playoffs.

2017 is shaping up as one of the better recruiting classes in recent memory for the state of Colorado.  Dylan McCaffrey and Dante Sparaco get most of the attention at the quarterback position, but another signal caller to watch from the 2017 class in Colorado is Heritage QB Chase Hansen.  This season Hansen has thrown for 19 scores, leading his team to playoffs.  Hansen can make all the throws and has good feet, mechanics and a strong presence in the pocket. 




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