Recruiting News & Notes

Marcus McElroy and Christian Cumber of Mullen highlight this week's recruiting news and notes.

2017 Mullen running back Marcus McElroy had a big game last week rushing for 185 yards and three scores.  This week, the versatile back has a high profile game facing an always stout Regis Jesuit squad.  McElroy, who holds offers from Colorado State and Colorado, has recently gained some interest from Washington, Notre Dame, Kansas and Kansas State.

McElroy’s teammate 2017 defensive back Christian Cumber, like McElroy, holds offers from Colorado and Colorado State.  This weekend Cumber, who also has interest from Minnesota, gets a look at both programs on a visit to Fort Collins as the Rams host the Gophers.

It is tough to show out on the very talented Cherry Creek defense but last week senior linebacker Steven O’ Malley caught the eye making plays all over the field.  Somewhat undersize, right at 6-0, O’Malley is super strong and stacked at 220.  His lack of prototypical height has colleges taking a wait and see approach.  Despite this, multiple schools are in contact with the high impact backer.  O’Malley reports hearing from CU, CSU, BYU, Nebraska, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Augustana, Wyoming, University of North Dakota, SDSU, Stanford, Washington, K-State, UNLV and a  few Ivy League schools.

Jackson Block of Columbine has had a rough start to the season fighting illness and a dinged up back, but there is no doubting his ability to play and potential as a prospect.  The 6-4 213 pounder can run, is athletic and has a great frame.  A very good baseball player, Block spent much of the summer on the diamond, but he did have time to hit Colorado State camp. Not yet holding an offer, Block is very well worth a look. 

Rocky Mountain, currently 1-0, has two interior players to track. 2016 Offensive tackle Logan Richards is a big kid at 6-6 300 pounds.  The bruiser will most likely make the move to the interior at the next level and has the physicality to be a good run blocking guard. 

On the other side of the ball for the Lobos, defensive lineman Otis Johnson is a very versatile defender that is productive lining up in multiple spots on the line.  Johnson, at 6-3 260, has great get off, plays with leverage and finishes on tackles.

After his record breaking 607 yard, six TD game this past weekend I went back and watched film on Holy Family quarterback Chris Helbig and was reminded that he athletic, throws well on the move and is very smart.  Helbig does not have a rocket arm but he is very accurate.  He is at a small school limiting his exposure, but I hope FCS schools take a look. 


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