2017 Cherry Creek linebacker Santino Marchiol reports he has added the University of Washington to his very impressive offer sheet. Key to Marchiol’s offer sheet, a who’s who of Power 5 schools including Florida State, Florida, Ohio State, UCLA and more, is his ability to play the run and the pass. Marchiol, currently an inside backer, reads and gets downhill, making plays physically between the tackles. In coverage he is fluid and can make plays on the ball.
Marchiol’s defensive teammate, Javier Craft, one of Colorado’s most polished defensive backs, took an unofficial visit to Colorado State this past weekend. Craft has strong ties to Colorado State. His father Jason was a Ram before going on to play in the NFL for 10 years. Beyond Colorado State, the University of Kansas is showing interest. Craft hopes to visit Lawrence next weekend. Regarding potential offers Craft says, “I feel like CSU for sure is but I'm not sure about KU right now. Once I talk to the KU coaches I'll know for sure.”
Another of Colorado’s top defenders is 2016 DE/OLB Elijah Leyva. The 6-2 235 pounder has solid interest from CSU-Pueblo. Leyva, a hard-nosed, high motor, physical player is the type of athlete CSU-Pueblo builds its success on. Recently Leyva has also started to gain DI attention and Utah State is showing initial interest.
Today 2016 Valor receiver Booker Schelhaas reports he has gained an offer from the University of San Diego. Schelhaas, a 6-3 225 pound hybrid TE/WR, is having a very good senior campaign with 25 catches while averaging 16 yards a reception. A great student, Schelhaas has significant Ivy and Patriot League attention.
Senior Windsor running back Jake Shields caught a game Augustana college this past weekend. Augustana has multiple Colorado athletes on the roster and the productive back could make a solid addition.