Scouting the West: Going Camping

June means college football camps and with camp comes the potential for offers for some of the southwest's best players.

Summer time is seen as a time for vacation for most, but for college football programs and prospective college recruits it is a time of evaluation.  Early June sees many top players heading to college campuses to put their games on display. Many questions are answered as college positions coaches take prospective athletes through their drills.  Is the player coachable?  How hard does the player work?  What is their attitude like?  How do they handle competition?  These are questions that must be answered before an offer comes.  Once the questions are answered, many athletes walk away with an offer.

Multiple Colorado high school football athletes gained offers recently after attending camp at the University of Wyoming.  Riley Lange, an intriguing and productive 6-4 230 pound LB/DE from Ponderosa High School, received a first offer from the Cowboys after camping in Laramie. Eaglecrest athlete C.J. Morgan showed the Wyoming staff enough when he sprinted a 4.47 forty.  That time, and Morgan's game, brought about a Wyoming offer. 

This week, two Colorado athletes will head to Lawrence, Kansas to take part in camps and potentially gain offers.  Arvada West Kicker Justin Castor, who already holds an offer from Wyoming, will compete at the KU kicking camp.  Lineman Alex Novosel of Chatfield High School is heading to Lawrence for the lineman camp. A good showing may bring a first offer for the 6-6 275 pounder.

In New Mexico, multiple players are potentially heading east for Ivy League camps.  Big brainers, Armin Day, Zach Hernandez and Seth McVey are all looking at adding the Ivy to their camp plans.  Day, the quarterback at Albuquerque Eldorado High School, may camp at Brown, Cornell and Columbia.  Columbia and Brown University would line Onate High School DE/FB Zach Hernandez to attend their camps.  Sandia linebacker Seth McVey will potentially camp at Princeton and Brown.

In Arizona, All-State center Blair Tushaus of Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale did well at BYU junior day and received an offer.

June sees a ton of camps across the west and strong performances by athletes should bring offers.  We will keep you posted.




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