Few players in the state of Colorado are more important to their team than 2016 athlete Cooper Rothe of unbeaten Longmont. The 6-0 170 pound senior is one of the state's best as both a defensive back and a kicker.
Yesterday Rothe reported he will take his game and play as kicker at the University of Wyoming. Regarding the Cowboy commit Rothe stated, "I really like their coaches. They make me feel like I'm wanted and needed in their program and make sure I understand that I can have an immediate impact on their team my freshman year."
Wyoming, struggling through a tough season in the second year of the Craig Bohl regime, is one of the youngest squads in the Mountain West starting numerous freshmen and sophomores, multiple of which come from the state of Colorado. Aware of this situation Rothe says, "Wyoming is in the rebuilding process starting a lot of true freshmen this year and I want to be a part of that and help out in the years to come."
With his verbal made Rothe is now completely focused on his Longmont squad. The #2 team in 4A the Trojans, a talented squad filled with senior playmakers, are a threat to make a deep playoff run.
Numerous college coaches were in Colorado this weekend to check out the talent. UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone checked out the talent as Cherry Creek defeated Overland last night. One player in the sights of UCLA is 2017 Creek OLB/DE Jon Van Diest who receives communication from the Bruins consistently.
Craig Bohl of Wyoming hit the Boulder versus Denver East matchup specifically taking a look at Boulder running back TJ Jones and Denver East athlete Deron Harrell. East in a tight game defeated Boulder 33-28. The 6-3 Harrell of East did not disappoint throwing three TD passes and grabbing a late interception to seal the victory. Jones of Boulder ran for three scores.
Giant congrats to Legacy quarterback Matt Lynch for his nomination to the Army All American Game. The honor is well deserved for the UCLA commit!
Things did not work out for Overland last night as Cherry Creek eventually found their offensive footing defeating Overland 38-2. For Overland, a player to keep an eye on is senior right tackle Kareem Humphries. The 6-4 290 pounder will play guard at the next level and has shown solid improvement from last season.