One of the most talented and under recruited players in the state of Colorado is 2017 Columbine OLB Jackson Block. The 6-4 225 pounder can run and has the frame to put on good weight. Block’s skill set has him positioned to be a prototypical backer that can cover, play the run and rush off the edge. This impressive skill set has brought DII offers and now Block is reporting earlier this week he gained an offer from Northern Colorado.
This offseason has been and will be busy for Block. First he is getting after it with his training, stating, “It is fantastic! I’m getting really big, fast and strong.” Further, Block plans on hitting individual camps at Wyoming and Colorado State. With his team, Block says his Rebels will hit CSU-Pueblo team camp and do team speed work and weights, lots of 7on7 and of course Hog Olympics.
Last year Columbine had a great season, going 12-1 and making the Colorado semifinals. Beyond Block, Columbine returns a very solid core that includes Hunter Harris, Tim Mullin, Ashton Mansur, Brad Kizner and Player of the Year candidate Mikey Griebel. Looking at what it will take to go beyond last season Block says, “We've just got to take it one game at a time and just play as a unit that'll all take care of itself.”
Two things you can count on are Columbine will be in the mix in big school Colorado football and Block will continue to add to his offer sheet as more schools find out about his talented backer.