The move of Jim McElwain to Florida has many Colorado State fans on edge regarding what is happening with recruiting, but the Ram faithful will be happy that the in state commits are staying solid. Big offensive tackle Salofi Gaoa of Rocky Mountain High School, an early CSU commit, says, “I'm firm with CSU. Not only am I invested with the team but with the school too.”
Giant 2015 Longmont offensive tackle Tanner Kai Wilkey reports he recently picked up an offer from Southwest Minnesota State.
Felipe Cervantes of Bear Creek, a great possession receiver, picked up an offer from Simpson College in Iowa.
2015 Mullen defensive back James Jones received a home visit from Army this past week. The talented defender holds offers from Army, Air Force, Navy, Northern Colorado, Hawaii, Eastern Washington, Montana, Grambling, Morgan State and Sacramento State.
Earlier this week Fort Collins senior offensive lineman Jake Lauber was selected as a member of the 2014 PrepColorado Superstate Offense. The offensive tackle was a huge part of a very strong Lambkin season. Vertically challenged at 6-0 280 pounds, Lauber is very athletic, physical and fundamentally solid. If Lauber was two or three inches taller FCS and mid-major schools would look at Lauber as a guard or center. Right now Lauber is gaining significant DII attention with Chadron, Mesa, Black Hills State and Fort Lewis very interested.
This past summer Broomfield two way lineman Cooper Gardner made a verbal to the University of Pennsylvania. Recently this was made official as Cooper, a strong student, was admitted to Penn. Gardner, who will play defensive line, plans to take his official visit to Penn January 9th. Gardner will join another of Colorado’s top interior players, offensive tackle Jack Maly of Regis on the Quakers roster next season.
The next two classes in Colorado, 2016 and 2017, should place numerous Colorado prepsters in college programs. Although not as deep and talented as the 2017 class, the 2016 class has numerous prospects worth a look. Regis linebacker Drew Schlegel is one such player. Currently 6-0 210 pounds, Schlegel gets downhill and can finish plays. Schlegel is also quick enough to stay out of the trash and make plays. Schlegel has a nose for the ball, understands the game and leads on the field. Well worth a look.