The biggest piece of offseason news regarding Colorado high school stars was the unfortunate injury Pomona offensive tackle and Ohio State commit Jake Moretti suffered while attending camp with the Buckeyes this summer. Ohio State will honor Moretti’s verbal and Moretti plans to enroll early and head to Columbus in early 2017, but the injury did cost Colorado’s top prospect his senior season.
This weekend Pomona High School has lost another talented lineman as 2018 prospect Ezekiel Creps reports to PrepColorado that he will play his final two seasons at Skyview High School in Thornton, Colorado. Creps, a 6-6 offensive tackle, that already holds offers from Colorado and Colorado State, references convenience and proximity to his home as reasons for the change.
For Pomona, last year’s big school runner up, the loss of DI bookend tackles is as blow to a very talented squad that looks to contend for a state title. It will be interesting to track Creps over the next couple of seasons as he moves to a Skyview squad that went 3-7 last season playing at a lower division of football.
Grades matter! Also, the combination of athletic and academic skills are key to a future in which over 99% of those that play the game will make a living doing something other than football. A player that grasps these stats is Mullen’s Tyler Campbell. The stout, 224 pound insider backer has the grades to gain Ivy interest and now has an offer from Cornell. Campbell has also camped at Princeton this summer. If Campbell opts not to attend an Ivy school, DII Colorado School of Mines has also made an offer to the 2017 student athlete.
Prior to the 4th of July, 2018 Eaglecrest QB Jalen Mergerson camped at Wyoming. The young signal caller is an up and comer that is very talented throwing the ball, comfortable making plays throwing from the pocket and while sprinting out and on the run. Further, Mergerson is enough of a run threat to keep defenses honest.
It was good to see 2017 Grandview OG/DT Robert Moss pick up an offer from Northern Colorado. The 6-2 260 pounder is a phone booth warrior that likes to get after it on both sides of the ball. Further, Moss exhibits suprising athleticism and is capable of making plays behind the LOS as a defender or getting to backlers as an offensive lineman.