While playing both ways as a sophomore last season, Jacob Stanton helped Parker (Colo.) Chaparral to seven wins.
Now, as he prepares for his junior campaign with the Wolverines, Stanton is focusing strictly on improving his skills at inside linebacker.
“The most important part of my training right now is improving my speed,” the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Stanton said before jumping into a workout at Six Zero Strength in Centennial.
“In terms of the things I do well, I definitely feel like I am good at support in the run game,” he added. “I am a bigger linebacker at the high school level so that is definitely more of my strength.”
While the recruiting process has yet to truly get started for Stanton, he put himself on the radar of a couple local colleges when he camped at Colorado State and Wyoming earlier this summer.
“It was a full-contact camp at CSU so there were scrimmages all day. I had a lot of fun with it. It was definitely worth my time,” he said. “I had been up to CSU before because my older brother, who plays soccer, took a visit up there. I love the campus and the football program they got there. At Wyoming, I just tried to ball out and show them what I got.”
Stanton said he is keeping an open mind about colleges. He just hopes to turn some heads this fall.
“I haven't gotten any offers yet, but it is early so I am just going to keep grinding away,” he said.