Aurora (Colo.) Regis Jesuit vs. Aurora (Colo.) Gateway
Grand Junction (Colo.) vs. Littleton (Colo.) Columbine
Castle Park (Colo.) Castle View vs. Ralston Valley (Colo.)
Scout Out West
Recruiting: Interest from several Western schools
My Take: Holmes is a long, lanky receiver, who's got above average
speed and glides when he runs. He has very soft hands, and does a good job
of getting open and using his body well to adjust to the catch. The one
flaw in his game right now is his route-running. He's a raw route runner,
sometimes pinching off his routes too soon and other times improvising in his
routes too much. Towards the end of the game, though, he did what he
needed to do to get open and kept Gateway in the game with some clutch catches,
where his body control allowed him to adjust and bring in some not-good throws.
He's got some time to put on weight, and to become a more effective
route-runner, but all the tools are there for a bigtime receiver prospect,
because of his size.
Recruiting: Committed to Colorado State
My Take: Golditch is a big-time effort guy. He's got good size, and
a frame that can easily add more weight. He's headed to Colorado State to
play on the offensive line, but his best position may be as a defensive end.
He's quick off the ball, has a non-stop motor, and does a good job in pursuit
and changes direction really well. The fact that he's playing football
this year is a credit to his toughness. During the tragic Aurora movie
theater shootings this summer, Golditch was in the theater next to the
shootings, and a stray bullet went through the back of his neck. He didn't
miss any of the season.
– 6-10/290 – OT – Ralston Valley (Colo.) - 2013
Recruiting: Committed to Tennessee
My Take: Skipper is a mammoth offensive linemen, a legit 6-9, 290, and for as big as he is, surprisingly showed a good amount of athleticism and agility. He's really flexible, and has a lot of nasty, really good in run blocking and strong in pass protection. Ralston Valley had a running clock for the entire second half, so he was limited in his reps, but he's one of the rare, big guys, who plays like he's a tight end.
– 6-4/260 – OT – Littleton (Colo.) Columbine - 2013
Recruiting: Committed to Colorado
My Take: Lisella plays left tackle for Columbine, but will likely slide
inside and play guard at the next level. He's got pretty good flexibility
and bend and does a really good job in run blocking. His pass protection
is decent, but he really shined when pulling and opening holes for his running
back. Its also not a stretch to think he could be a center in college.
He also played on the defensive line, but his future is clearly on offense.
– 6-4/240 – DE – Grand Junction (Colo.) - 2013
Recruiting: Committed to Colorado State
My Take: Berk is one of the more physically impressive players we saw in
Colorado over the weekend. The two-way player, he also plays tight end,
does a good job as a blocker on offense, though he wasn't targeted much in the
passing game. He also handled the punting duties for Grand Junction.
But his future is on the defensive line. He's got a quick first step and
technically is really sound. He doesn't just try to bull-rush, he uses his moves
to get into the backfield, and played under control, not over-pursuing, but
waiting for the passer and the running back. If there is one thing he can
work on, though, its doing a better job of playing low. He stands a little
too upright, and even with a quick first step, a couple times he went right into
a block. If he can get a little lower, with his quickness, he'll be a difficult
Recruiting: Committed to Wyoming
My Take: Diamante is another two-way lineman for Grand Junction, playing
offensive and defensive line. But his future we think, is on the offensive
line, as either a guard or a center. He's not too athletic, but has good
size, and has a lot of nasty in his game, playing through the whistle and really
fiery. He needs to work on being more flexible and bending more at the
knee than the waist, but he does do a good job of using his hands in protection.
He can pass block pretty well, but run blocking is his strength.