Grand Opportunities for Tiger Linemen
Grand Junction High School has sported a wealth of talent over the past couple of years with some of Colorado's top skill players. This upcoming season the core is the big boys highlighted by James Diamante, Kyler Rose and CSU bound Austin Berk. With Berk's decision made, two way linemen Diamante and Rose have garnered most of the recent recruiting attention. Diamante has worked out for Utah and an offer may be in the near future. Diamante will camp at Wyoming, and if impressed, the defensive line coach may argue to the Cowboy staff to make an offer. Diamante's linemate Rose is one of the top students at Grand Junction High and is very focused on attending an Ivy League school.
Denver East, never short on talent especially at running back, has also been a place to find big and athletic receivers. This year's up and comer is 6-4 wideout James Chapman. With runners Shahid Hoover and Quincy Brown forcing defenses to fill the box, Chapman may see quite a bit of single coverage and gain increasing college attention.
Head West Young Man
Big DT Luke Niko of Lakewood High School has yet to garner an initial offer but he is heading west in late June camping at San Jose State on the 26th and Nevada on the 28th. Strong performances at the camps should raise his profile.
Setting the Schedule
PrepColorado recently checked in with Regis tight end Robert Orban who says the Raiders are, "improving, especially in the pass game." Personally Orban says he is finalizing his camp schedule. Currently Colorado and Arizona State are on the docket and potentially Cornell and Harvard.
After Scout's Jason Jewell broke Tanner Gentry's commit PrepColorado had the chance to follow up with the very excited Grandview athlete. Regarding the Wyoming commit Gentry stated, "I love the Wyoming coaching staff and they have the perfect offense for me." Looking to play slot for the Cowboys, Gentry, always loyal to his Wolves, said, "now that I'm going to a school I feel great about I can focus on helping my team win."
The University of Tulsa gains the vast majority of its players from talent rich Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas but with former Northern Colorado Head Coach Scott Downing and former Colorado State and Northern Colorado offensive coordinator Greg Petersen on the staff the Golden Hurricane have hit Colorado up for talent. Tulsa legacy Ryan Rubley of Mountain Vista picked up an offer earlier this month and Fort Collins athlete Jake Hanks also holds a Tulsa offer.
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