Talent will always peak interest and more and more east coast schools are drawn to Colorado in search for 2016 and 2017 talent. Earlier this week Florida State went beyond its traditional recruiting territories to offer 2017 Cherry Creek linebacker Santino Marchiol. Continuing this trend, two ACC schools, Duke and Virginia, yesterday made offers to Valor Christian athletes.
First, 2017 Valor quarterback Dylan McCaffrey, yesterday gained offers from Duke and Virginia. The two offers are part of a very impressive list that includes Michigan, UCLA as well as many others. Duke may have an inside track for McCaffrey, Dylan's older brother Max, a Valor alum, is a receiver for Duke. McCaffrey's grandfather, grandmother and uncle are Duke alums. McCaffrey's grandfather was a celebrated three sport athlete at Duke who participated in the 1960 Olympics in track winning a silver medal in the 100 meters.
While mining for Colorado talent, Virginia also made an offer to 2016 Valor Christian offensive lineman Dillon Reinkensmeyer. Yesterday’s Virginia offer was in addition to an earlier offer this week from Navy. This week’s offers are in addition to a very diverse group of offers that include numerous mid-major schools. The 6-5 265 pound Reinkensmeyer reports he will visit Virginia and Navy in June when he takes an east coast tour. Beyond his offers Reinkensmeyer says he is hearing from numerous Big 10, PAC 12, SEC, ACC, Big 12, Ivy, and Independent schools.
McCaffrey and Reinkensmeyer are key pieces of a Valor Christian squad that is consistently at the top of Colorado football. Last year’s big school runner up, after winning multiple state titles in previous year, Valor looks to bring home a state title.