Boulder Fairview quarterbacks have a tradition of putting up big passing numbers. This year senior Thomas Creese continued that tradition throwing for nearly 3,200 yards to go with 23 touchdowns. Creese says he has gained, “a lot of DII interest” and is hearing from Augustana, Western State, Black Hills State, and CSU-Pueblo.
Despite the significant DII interest Creese wants to play DI football and is focused on making it to that level. Earlier in the recruiting process Creese said he had some contact from Georgetown, Hawaii and Eastern Washington, but the interest has cooled off. In an attempt to make it to the DI level Creese says, “I am definitely considering the Juco route.” Arizona Mesa is at the top of Creese’s list but he is also interested in Glendale and Ventura Community Colleges in California.
Creese says his high school Head Coach Tom McCartney is on board with his decision to shoot for a DI program. The 6-3 200 pound Creese has a strong arm and a quick release and with his production and due to his skills, has the potential to chase his dream of playing DI ball. In preparation for big time ball, Creese will have to work on his accuracy. This past season he completed just over 57% of his passes. From his perspective regarding prep for the next level Creese says, “I feel that I need to increase the speed at which I make reads, work on pocket avoidance and speed, and also my recognition of changing or rolling coverages.” When discussing Creese, keep in mind the strong armed QB, with prototypical size, was a first year starter this season, so he has major upside over the next two years.