In general offensive linemen get little or no credit for the success of their teams. Doing the heavy lifting in the trenches as backs, receivers and quarterbacks sprint, throw and catch for glory. This football fact may be even greater at Denver East High School in that the Angels consistently put out some of the top skill player talent in Colorado. Over the past two seasons one player toiling away in anonymity that now deserves a look is 2013 offensive lineman Louie Aldridge.
Aldridge, a 6-3 285 pound two way lineman, helped forge the way last season as Shahid Hoover and Isaiah Hendrix rushed for over 2,000 yards and multiple receivers made double digit catches. Not completely unknown, Aldridge did garner All-Conference honors last season.
At the next level Aldridge has the potential to be a mauling offensive guard. During his career, playing guard for East, Aldridge has proven himself as a player that not only gets after defensive linemen in tight areas, but also has the ability to make blocks at the second level on backers and defensive backs.
In an attempt to improve his game and garner college attention, Louie will compete at multiple camps close to home including Colorado State camp, Colorado and the NUC in Denver. Strong performances at these camps as well as another season blocking for the talented Shahid Hoover could bring an offer Aldridge's way.