This time last year Dante Sparaco was an All-State caliber small ball quarterback at Glenwood Springs having compiled well over 2,000 yards of offense and scoring 19 times. In the spring of 2015 Sparaco hit numerous camps garnering his first offers. Eventually Sparaco moved to the Denver metro area, initially opting to play at Pomona before settling at Cherry Creek, where the former QB moved to tight end, helping the defending champ Bruins make a run to the state semifinals.
In Colorado there are few athletes like Sparaco. The 6-5 265 pound 2017 athlete has great size and the ability to play multiple positions, as such interest continues to grow. Earlier this month Sparaco picked up offers from Air Force and Utah State. These latest offers are in addition to prior offers from Colorado and Colorado State. Regarding recruiting Sparaco says, “I have been in contact with so many schools recently, it has been kind of crazy! UCLA, Cal, Penn State, Clemson and since I got my ACT scores back, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Northwestern have been pretty hot. I really like Colorado too, the staff has been great. I have not heard anything from CSU since I moved to Denver.” Sparaco has also been in contact with Louisville and Princeton. Talking about Louisville Sparaco says, “The coaches told me earlier in the year that they were going to offer after the season so I guess we'll see what happens?”
Sparaco’s transitional season saw him become more comfortable playing in the trenches which could be his future at the college level as some schools like him as an offensive tackle and others as a defensive end. For Sparaco he just wants his shot and is already working with his speed coach and playing 7 on 7.