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#QOTD 5 best Colorado area recruits who got away?

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#QOTD 5 best Colorado area recruits who got away? Could be in any given year but think hard as there have been plenty of #copreps
Below is a list of all the best Colorado football players who have gotten away. Many had productive NFL careers. Some had great college careers. Even for the players who went out of state to a D2 school, they certainly would’ve offered upgrades for the CO D2 schools at those positions.

Pos

Last First School

College

High School NFL Team

NFL

Sr Yr

Yrs

RB

McCaffrey Christian Stanford

2018

Valor Christian n/a

n/a

P

Scott J.K. Alabama

2018

Mullen n/a

n/a

RB

Paris Phydell Black Hills State

2018

Legacy n/a

n/a

OT

Skipper Dan Arkansas

2017

Ralston Valley n/a

n/a

OG

Kozan Alex Auburn

2017

Valor Christian n/a

n/a

WR

Johnson Aaron Eastern New Mexico

2017

Vista Ridge n/a

n/a

OT

Clarke Ben Hawaii

2016

Chatfield n/a

n/a

WR

McCaffrey Max Duke

2016

Valor Christian n/a

n/a

DE

Yarbrough Eddie Wyoming

2016

Grandview n/a

n/a

DE

Obi Richard Missouri Western State

2016

Montbello n/a

n/a

CB

Brown Justin Augustana (SD)

2016

Columbine n/a

n/a

WR

Bell Kenny Nebraska

2015

Fairview Tampa Bay

1

OT

Manhart Cole Nebraska-Kearney

2015

Thunder Ridge Oakland

1

OG

Whitmer Troy Drake

2015

Mountain Vista None

0

WR

Rufran Dominic Wyoming

2015

Palmer None

0

OT

Sirles Jeremiah Nebraska

2014

Bear Creek Minnesota

2

QB

Colter Kain Northwestern

2014

Cherry Creek Minnesota

1

DT

Mertens Patrick Wyoming

2014

Sterling Baltimore

1

FB

Hewitt Ryan Stanford

2014

Mullen Cincinnati

2

FS

Swift Aaron South Dakota

2014

Eaglecrest None

0

OG

Strong Tyler Wyoming

2014

Niwot None

0

DT

Bienemann Alex Montana

2014

Regis None

0

QB

Klein Collin Kansas State

2013

Loveland None

0

DE

Martin Joshua Columbia

2013

Cherokee Trail N.Y. Jets

3

DT

Purcell Mike Wyoming

2013

Highlands Ranch San Francisco

3

FS

Campbell Jared Miami

2011

Overland Arizona

2

DT

Banks Greg Michigan

2011

Montbello Detroit

2

SS

Theret Kyle Minnesota

2011

Mullen None

0

DE

Allen Pierre Nebraska

2011

Thomas Jefferson Seattle

1

DE

Turner Barry Nebraska

2011

Thomas Jefferson Detroit

2

SS

Preston Andrew San Diego State

2011

Arapahoe None

0

WR

Davis Drew Oregon

2011

Montbello Atlanta

4

LS

Shackleton Alex Michigan State

2011

Summit None

0

QB

Robinson Zac Oklahoma State

2010

Chatfield Cincinnati

1

DT

Houston Lamarr Texas

2010

Doherty Chicago

6

DE

Denney Brett BYU

2010

Legacy None

0

DE

Unrein Mitch Wyoming

2010

Eaton Chicago

6

OT

Otterson Ryan Wyoming

2010

Thornton San Diego

1

OG

Byers Jeff USC

2010

Loveland Carolina

4

SS

Connors Tommy S.E. Louisiana

2010

Grandview None

0

OG

Slauson Matt Nebraska

2009

Air Force Prep Chicago

7

C

Cooper Jon Oklahoma

2009

Fort Collins Tennessee

2

OT

Loadholt Phil Oklahoma

2009

Fountain-Fort Carson Minnesota

7

WR

Matthews John San Diego

2009

Regis San Francisco

2

DE

Campbell Calais Miami

2008

Denver South Arizona

8

CB

Martin Derrick Wyoming

2006

Thomas Jefferson Baltimore

8

RB

Ross Cory Nebraska

2006

Thomas Jefferson Baltimore

3

RB

White LenDale USC

2006

Chatfield Tennessee

5

TE

Smith Alex Stanford

2005

Mullen Washington

11

LS

Denney John BYU

2005

Horizon Miami

11

QB

Walter Andrew Arizona State

2005

Grand Junction Oakland

3

TE

Scaife Bo Texas

2005

Mullen Tennessee

7

CB

Alexander Roc Washington

2004

Wasson Houston

4

CB

Woolfolk Andre Oklahoma

2003

Thomas Jefferson Tennessee

5

DE

Denney Ryan BYU

2002

Horizon Houston

8

LB

Monty Pete Wisconsin

1997

Fort Collins N.Y. Giants

5

CB

Molden Alex Oregon

1996

Sierra Detroit

8

OT

Boselli Tony USC

1995

Fairview Jacksonville

7

WR

Armour Justin Stanford

1995

Manitou Springs Buffalo

4

DT

Elliss Luther Utah

1995

Mancos Detroit

10

QB

Musgrave Bill Oregon

1991

Grand Junction San Francisco

6

 

Gonzo & Joe vs the Denver Post

Gonzos Stallions:

Joes mutton busters band:

  • Dylan McCaffrey QB Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • Hayden Blubaugh RB Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • Max Borghi RB Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • Jack Stohl TE Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • JoJo Domann WR Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • Kellen Parker WR
  • Jake Morretti OL Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • JT Gentry OL Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • Hayden Courier G
  • Dillon Reinkensmeyer OL Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • Tate McGowan OL

Joe has last two picks for OL as this was a snake draft in no particular order and REMEMBER this was all for FUN!

Here is our Defense & Special Teams:

Gonzos Stallions Defense:

Gonzos Stallions Special Teams:

Joes mutton busters band:

  • Noah Ellis DT Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • Ace Escobido DT Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • JoJo Domann S Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • Imola DE Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • Vandiest DE Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • Kacin Nowlin CB Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • Drew Schlegal LB
  • Kortz LB Denver Post’s top players of the year Honorable Mention
  • Marchiol lb Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • Omaley s
  • Craft cb Denver Post’s top players of the year

Joes mutton busters band Special Teams:

  • JoJo Domann P Denver Post’s top players of the year
  • Cooper RotheDenver Post’s top players of the year
  • Blake VanJacobs LS Mullen
  • Mikey Griebel KR Denver Post’s top players of the year

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2015 All-Colorado Team Awards Ceremony and Banquet

GonzoPODcast          Darrell “GONZO” Gonzales | December 8, 2015


Football Families had an opportunity to join forces off the field Tuesday night and join an elite group of athletes at the dungeon. #TheDungeon is the verbiage used by SixZeroStrength owner Matt McChesney to describe his group of hard working athletes at his basement facility off County Line Road and Colorado BLVD. However, on March 1st, 2016 there will be a new home and an upgraded 11,000 square foot building.

On this night McChesney was able to assemble several guest speakers to talk football. The impressive line up included former NFL players Mark Schlereth, Chad Brown and Joel Dreesseen. Along with area Head Coaches Gregg Brandon, John Wristen, Mike Bobo and Mike MacIntyre.
Here is the 5th annual banquet list:

2015 All-Colorado60


QB’s:
Matt Lynch : Legacy HS
Owen Burke : D’Evelyn HS
Chris Helbig : Holy Family HS
Daniel Martian : Pueblo East HS
Dylan McCaffrey : Valor Christian HS
Offensive Skill Players:
RB:
Marcus McEelroy : Mullen HS
Hayden Blubaugh : Grandview HS
TeQuan Baker : Doherty HS
Todd Jones : Boulder HS
Mike Greibel : Columbine HS
Quincy Voss : Cherokee Trail HS
FB/H-Back:
Toby McBride : Fort Morgan HS
JoJo Domann : Pine Creek HS
TE:
Jack Stoll : Regis Jesuit HS
Booker Schelhaas : Valor Christian HS
Keason Risner : Wiggins HS
Elijah Leyva: Pomona HS
WR:
Ammon Johnson : Cherry Creek HS
Tim Pless : Heritage HS
Sam Warren : Overland HS
Dylan Holt : Vista Peak HS
Tommy Wakefield : Fairview HS
Ben Water: Valor Christian HS
Hogs: Offensive Line:
Sean Russo : Thunder Ridge HS
Heston Paige : Thunder Ridge HS
AJ Wilson : Hinkley HS
Matt Steele : Doherty HS
Dylan Goodman : Columbine HS
JT Gentry : Columbine HS
Matt McClurg : Heritage HS
Payton Cain : Heritage HS
Austyn Franks : Valor Christian HS
Dillion Reinkensmeyer : Valor Christian HS
Jake Moretti : Pomona HS
Aston Torres : Cherokee Trail HS
Dalton Lawrence : Rock Canyon HS
Hunter Vaughn : Legend HS
Terriek Roberts : Denver South HS
Defensive Line:
DE (5 & 7 Techniques
– John Van Diest : Cherry Creek HS
– Carlo Kemp : Fairview HS
– Jackson Block : Columbine HS
–  Ben Sandrin : Arapahoe HS
– Rhett Hanson : Thunder Ridge HS
– Dawson Cranmer : Chaparral
– Wes Exum : Horizon HS
– Jack Wibbels : Pine Creek HS
DT (3 & 1 Techniques)
– Terriek Roberts : Denver South HS
– Isiah Pannunzio : Pueblo South HS
– Marshall Cain : Heritage HS
– Kyle Robideau : Englewood HS
– Ace Escobedo : Regis Jesuit HS
– Otis Johnson : Rocky Mountain HS
– Noah Ellis : Valor Christian HS
Line Backers:
Elijah Leyva : Pomona HS
Steven O’Malley : Cherry Creek HS
Santino Marchiol : Cherry Creek HS
Corte Tapia : Windsor HS
Jacob Stanton : Chaparral HS
Alec Hamilton : Regis Jesuit HS
Kacin Nowlin : Pine Creek HS
Nate Leithead : Pine Creek HS
DeAndre Shorts : Grandview HS
Secondary:
Rovers:
Donavaughn Baucom : Thomas Jefferson HS
Raymond Hass : Arapahoe HS
Ray Robinson : Highlands Ranch HS
– JoJo Domann : Pine Creek HS
– Mike Ward : Cherokee Trail HS
– Isiah Banks : Mullen HS
– Chad Muma : Legend HS
CB:
Alijah Hailburton : Overland HS
Javier Craft : Cherry Creek HS
Christian Cumber : Mullen HS
Adrian Jackson : Mullen HS
Athletes:
Marquise Davis : Cherry Creek HS
Cole Anderson : Northglenn HS
Cameron Gonzales : Pomona HS
Blake Montgomery : Niwot HS
Awards:
Comeback Player of the Year: Sean Russo, ThunderRidge HS
Coach Of The Year: Mike Campbell, Arapahoe HS
Gold 16 Adversity Award: Elijah Leyva, Pomona HS
Concrete Charlie Award:  Jo Jo Domann, Pine Creek & Terrick Roberts, Denver South HS
Rookie Of The Year: Austin Johnson, Highlands Ranch & Drake Nugent, Highlands Ranch
Offensive Player of The Year: Hayden Blubaugh, Grandview HS
Defensive Player of The Year: Elijah Leyva, Pomona HS
Colorado Player of The Year:  Jo Jo Domann, Pine Creek & Dylan McCaffrey, Valor
QB of the Year:  Matt Lynch, Legacy HS & Owen Burke, D’Evelyn HS
Offensive Skill Player of The Year: Daniel Martian, Pueblo HS
Hog of The Year:  Jake Moretti, Pomona HS
Defensive Lineman:  Jack Wibbels, Pine Creek & Terrick Roberts, Denver South HS
Linebacker of The Year:  Corte Tapia, Windsor HS & Steven O’malley, Cherry Creek
Secondary Player of The Year: Javier Craft, Cherry Creek HSGONZO DriveTime2

Recruiting can be #HYPE & a Money Suck!

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“This has been a crazy year so far when it comes to finding that elite No. 1 guy,” said Rivals.com National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell. ” – Not sure if this is a California statement or a National sentiment. Time will tell.IMG_20151109_192054

Having a Bluechip prospect in the class of 2016 that stands out as a definitive No. 1, is suspect. It will happen more often as social mediums start to rank players earlier and earlier. Last year, we had a change right before the all-star games and it will continue especially since not many actually watch these athletes or break down their films. As long as camps charge parents monies to attend camps, combines, events and all star games recruiting will never be a true decisive and with authority measurable. It will be the Student-Athletes getting their cleats on college campus turfs!

The Social media dominance throughout the camp season is well-publicized but the “HYPE” does not translate into success long term. Weather it was print media back in the day or myspace a few years ago or current social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Snap Chat there will always be advertising or street hustlers trying to get into parents wallets to sell the dream of being a professional athlete. The truth is hard work pays off. If you do the work the video will be captured on the field, court, ice or playing surface. Besides if you are truly a “Student-Athlete” then the grades or GPA will dictate your future. The combination of a HIGH GPA and low 40 yard dash is extremely appealing to most colleges and universities. images

So the next time you see a post or advertisement representing a players image or likeness think to yourself, WTF and why are they doing this? ANSWER: they want perceived value of you can be like “xyz” athlete if you attend our event.Be aware of your surroundings and get ready this Saturday night as the Heisman Trophy is awarded. It is all about the money and not your development. Attend FREE Camps and Combines or better yet the college camps that you want to obtain a degree. The HYPE stops when the BUCK stops, its like a casino when you run out of money and are unable to roll the dice or pull that slot machine handle for a big pay day. Spend your time and money exercising your brain and body and keep your wallet thick. Push ups and sit ups cost nothing but time and motivation.

REMEMBER my mantra, “If its FREE its me!”

###GonzoPODcast

 

2015 Heisman Trophy candidates announced

2015HeismanlogoThree players vying for the Heisman Trophy were announced on Monday at 4pm MST. We now know who will be heading to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony. The three finalists IN this group features a pair of stud tailbacks and a star quarterback.

The NYC Guests for the Heisman Trophy:

  1. Derrick Henry: junior, running back, Alabama. 339 carries, 1,986 yards, 5.9 yards per carry, 23 touchdowns
  2. Deshaun Watson: sophomore, quarterback, Clemson. 69.5 completion percentage, 3,512 yards, 30 passing touchdowns, 11 interceptions, 163 carries, 887 rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns.
  3. Christian McCaffrey: sophomore, running back, Stanford. 319 carries, 1,847 yards, 5.8 yards per carry, eight rushing touchdowns, 41 receptions, 540 yards, four receiving touchdowns, 1,109 return yards, one kickoff return touchdown.

Heisman Trophy will be presented December 12, 2015 Saturday at 8 p.m EST on ESPN. 6PM MST

Brett Favre #4 & 4 teams

Brett Favre #4imagesNFL MVP (1995, 1996, 1997)


Brett Favre
Height: 6-2
Weight: 222
Age: 46
Born: 10/10/1969
Gulfport , MS
College: Southern Mississippi
Experience: 20 SeasonsFavre

TDS
508

INT
336

YDS
71,838

RTG
86.0

Career information
High school: Kiln (MS) Hancock North Central
College: Southern Mississippi
NFL draft: 1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Career history

Class 1A State Championship Breakdown

Class 1A State Championship Breakdown

#1 Buena Vista (12-0) vs #3 Paonia (11-1) Saturday 1:00pm

There are two teams fighting it out for the state championship that are very use to being in spot light.  Paonia is your two time defending state champions and Buena Vista has been either one game or two games away from winning a state title and actually has lost to Paonia to end their tournament run the past two season.

Buena Vista kept things rolling breaking the 40 point mark for the 11th straight time.  They blanked Crowley County 42 to 0.  Their offense was once again led by their rushing attack.  They ran for 241 yards on 48 carries and 4 touchdowns and threw for 72 yards on 7 of 15 passes but threw 2 INTS.  Buena Vista is led on offense by Keegan Wentz who has thrown for 790 yards and rushed for 1844 yards in the regular season and in the playoffs he has thrown for 228 yards 1 touchdown and 2 INTS and ran for 344 yards and 6 touchdowns.  On Defense they snagged their fourth game in a row of under 6 points and forced 6 turnovers, 2 INTS and 3 fumbles.

Paonia looked to be in trouble of not reaching the finals against Resurrection Christian.  Paonia was trailing 15 to 7 going into the fourth quarter before scoring 14 points and securing a 21 to 15 victory.  On offense Paonia was able to attack through the air and on the ground.  They threw for 127 yards 1 touchdown on 7 of 12 passing and ran for 259 yards 2 touchdowns on 49 carries.  On Offense they are led by Taylor Walters.  He has thrown for 718 yards 11 touchdowns and only 3 INTS and has ran for 2106 yards and 27 touchdowns.  On defense this was the first game in 4 games allowing over 7 points but their defense stepped up big not allowing a single point in the second half.  They forced 3 INTS and was the critical part of the turnaround.

Buena Vista is looking to finally take that next step and grab a state championship.  Paonia is looking to join the ranks of Akron and Limon and snag a third state championship.  They have 3 common opponents they are Centauri, Hotchkiss, and Ellicott.  They won all of their games against them and none were close most were by 28 points.  These offense are both led by standout senior QB’s and are honestly the front runners for MVP in 1A.  Both of these teams rely on their defense but each have an effective offense.  For Paonia to pull the upset they need to limit turnovers.  Buena Vista offense feeds off of turnovers and usually turns them into points.  Paonia must keep the ball on offense and finish drives on their side.  For Buena Vista to win they need to keep maximizing off turnovers and run the ball effective.  Crowley County picked off 2 INTS so it showed that Buena Vista passing game can be slowed but you must stop the run.  Buena Vista is the favorite in this game due to the amount of blowouts they have this season but that could also be their doom.  Paonia has played in a number of close games and that will benefit them in this game.  I have Buena Vista winning by 14 points but if Paonia limits turnovers and plays great defense can see them winning this game.