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AT COLORADO: This Season (Fr.) -- He is projected as an offensive lineman for his true freshman year in college, and will likely get a look at both guard and tackle as well as a long snapper. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL -- A first-team All-Colorado and all-state (5A) selection by both the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News as a senior, when he also earned All-America honors from both PrepStar and SuperPrep and first-team all-Jeffco League honors.  He was ranked as the No. 20 offensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep, which tabbed him as the No. 19 player overall in the Midlands (the fourth OL), while Prep Football Report ranked him as the 17th best player in the Midlands (and also as the No. 4 O-lineman).  Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 9 O-lineman in the nation, the second in Colorado.   He was a first-team all-state performer as a junior by the News (honorable mention by the Post), in addition to earning second-team all-conference honors.  As a senior, when he was a team captain and played guard, he graded out to better than 85 percent on his assignments while racking up 150 pancake blocks as Columbine had four 500-yard rushers; he did not allow a quarterback sack and was flagged for only four penalties.  As a junior playing tackle, he was a force in the Rebels rushing for 5,506 yards on the season, including three backs with 1,500-plus; he allowed just one sack and was called for five penalties in grading out to better than 83 percent on the year.  He was hurt most of his sophomore season with a knee injury, and he also played some defensive tackle at times during his prep career.  He also was a deep snapper during his prep career.  Top games: In a 56-12 win over Bear Creek as a junior, he had 18 pancakes and the team scored eight rushing touchdowns; in a 38-10 win over Fairview in the 2002 state championship game, he had 13 pancakes as the Rebels rushed for 550 yards; and as a senior in a 7-6 win over Arvada West that clinched a playoff berth, he had 10 pancakes on offense and had three goal-line stand tackles on defense to help preserve the win.  Under coach Andy Lowry, Columbine had a 20-game winning streak during his prep career, sandwiched around a 14-0 mark his junior year when the Rebels were the 5A state champs; CHS was 9-3 his senior year and 8-3 his sophomore season, also reaching the state playoffs both times.  Also lettered three times in track (throws; career best of 45-0 in the shot put and 150-0 in the discus), and in baseball as a freshman.

 

ACADEMICS -- He is undecided on what he intends to major in at Colorado.

 

PERSONAL -- He was born October 18, 1985 in Durango, Colo.  He was the first commitment of CU’s 2004 recruiting class, doing so on signing day in 2003 (Feb. 5).  Hobbies include playing the guitar and four-wheeling.  Father (Mike) was a collegiate line backer at Arkansas and Fort Lewis, playing for current CU coach Gary Barnett at the latter.

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