This past weekend the University of Colorado hosted many of the best players in the state as the Buffs took on Stanford. In the game, former Valor Christian athlete and current Heisman hopeful Christian McCaffrey of the Cardinal posted another big performance in a 42-10 Stanford victory. Despite the tough home loss the Buffaloes made a positive move making an offer to 2015 Legend High School offensive tackle Hunter Vaughn. The 6-8 270 pound Vaughn is a lean and athletic 6-8 270 pounds with a frame made to play left tackle. Reminiscent of a young Nate Solder, Vaughn combines being a physical run blocker and solid pass protector. The Buffs were the first to offer Vaughn, but Wyoming has now jumped on board offering the big tackle this evening.
Beyond Vaughn, Colorado also hosted the 2017 Cherry Creek duo of Dante Sparaco and Jon Van Diest. The 6-2 235 pound Van Diest is having another great season for Creek with 8.5 sacks while holding the edge on the defensive line. Van Diest, holds two offers, one from Colorado and one from Colorado State. Van Diest is a versatile, high motor defender that is equally comfortable playing from a two or three point stance. For the sake of the Creek D, Van Diest spends most of his time playing defensive end, but he has the ability to play outside backer.
Sparaco, currently playing tight end for Cherry Creek, is settling into his role with the Bruins after moving from Glenwood Springs, where he played quarterback. The Buffs offered the 6-4 257 pound athlete this past spring.
Another player who hit Boulder is defensive end Jackson Block of Columbine. Block, a 2017 prospect for the unbeaten #1 ranked Rebels, has also made a visit to Wyoming. Block really liked Colorado saying, “It was fantastic! I love Boulder, Folsom is real hard to beat.” Block is having a strong season registering 12 sacks thus far. Beyond Colorado, Colorado State, San Diego State and Arizona State. Also, North Dakota has been by Columbine to check on Block.
Last week, freshman quarterback Alex Padilla of Cherry Creek scored twice, throwing a touchdown and rushing for a score in a victory over Rock Canyon. Beyond Padilla, who could get some more reps this week in the big game against Mullen, Joey Licht of Kent Denver and Kevin Lukasiewicz are other freshman signal callers that have the potential to play DI ball.
Legend lineman Broden Baker hit School of Mines this past weekend.
Elijah Gillespie made a visit to CSU-Pueblo this past weekend.