The deep 2016 recruiting class of Colorado continues to place talented players at colleges in Colorado and across the country. Yesterday was a big day for backers as four of Colorado’s best made their college decision.
First, Horizon linebacker Wes Exum reported that he will play his college football at CSU-Pueblo. Exum fits the M.O. of the ThunderWolves in that he is a big, tough and versatile defender that was under recruited and as such hungry. At a long 6-3 215 pounds, Exum is an every down backer, who during his career, has played inside and out. Due to this Exum can blitz, play the run and cover. Exum is a great get for the DII power.
Nathan Leithead, a key member of two Pine Creek state title teams, announced yesterday he will play his college football at Oklahoma Panhandle State. Leithead is an old school, downhill backer with great instincts that has anchored one of Colorado’s best defenses over the past two seasons.
Another, great high school backer that was key to the success of one of the state’s best programs, Gabe Kortz of Valor, reported yesterday that he will play his college football at Colorado School of Mines. During his career Kortz did a little bit of everything for Valor playing middle backer, fullback and excelling on special teams. This season Kortz was Valor’s leading tackler with 110 stops as the Eagles brought home the state title.
Finally Overland linebacker Taylor Marshall announced yesterday he will stay in Colorado and play his football at Western State. The 6-0 218 pound Marshall had 65 tackles and five sacks for his Overland squad.