West Notes: Colorado Road Trip

Christian McCaffrey

A look at some of the news and notes from Scout's road trip to Colorado...

Over the weekend, Scout was in Colorado checking in on a number of the top 2013, 2014 and 2015 prospects in the Centennial State, including a Scout 300 member for 2013 and two Scout 300 members for 2014.

Here are some news and notes from the road.

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Parker (Colo.) Ponderosa offensive lineman Chris Fox, the top-ranked player in Colorado for the class of 2013, has been committed to Michigan since February.

Fox attended the Wolverines win over Michigan State last month in Ann Arbor and said he'll take his official with several other commits in either December or January.

He's been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.


Parker (Colo.) Chaparral tight end Mitch Parsons was committed to Colorado since the spring, but last month, he decommitted.

Parsons has set up two official visits, to Cal on December 7th and to Washington on December 14th.

The Offense-Defense All-American said he's still considering the Buffs and is also considering Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.


Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian quarterback Luke Del Rio is committed to Oklahoma State, but other schools are still talking with him.

Del Rio took an official visit to Oregon State in October and is planning to visit Alabama officially, having unofficially visited for the Mississippi State game.

He said he remains committed to to the Cowboys and will take his official visit after the season.


Ralston Valley (Colo.) offensive tackle Dan Skipper said he remains committed to Tennessee.

But Skipper said that the uncertainty over Derek Dooley at Tennessee has caused several schools to express interest.

Skipper, though, said he remains committed to Tennessee at this point.


Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian running back Christian McCaffrey is a part of the Scout 300 for 2014 and is the top skill player in Colorado.

The son of former Stanford and NFL receiver Ed McCaffrey said he had around 15 offers, with the notable ones being Stanford, Boise State, Iowa, North Carolina State, Duke (where his brother plays), Colorado, Colorado State, Vanderbilt and Washington.

McCaffrey said he's also hearing form USC, UCLA, Michigan and Notre Dame.


Windsor (Colo.) center Trenton Noller is the top pure center prospect in the class of 2014, ranked number one at his position in that class.

Noller said he's got early offers from Wyoming and Arizona, and thinks more could come after the season.

From the Pac-12, Noller said Stanford is his dream school, while also having interest in Oregon, UCLA and Washington as well as the two in-state schools, Colorado and Colorado State.  Nationally, he's interested in Michigan and Ohio State, where his former teammate, Joey O'Connor, signed in February.


Littleton (Colo.) Columbine offensive lineman John Lisella has been committed to Colorado since the summer.

And despite the rough season in Boulder, Lisella is 100% solid to the Buffs.


Grand Junction (Colo.) teammates Austin Berk and James Diamante are both solid in their commitments to Mountain West programs.

Berk, a defensive end, remains solidly committed to Colorado State.

Diamante, a defensive tackle, is 100% to Wyoming.


Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian offensive lineman Isaiah Holland, a 2014 prospect, is still waiting for his first offer.

Holland said he's hearing from in-state programs Colorado and Colorado State as well as a host of Pac-12 schools, including UCLA, Arizona State and Washington.


Windsor (Colo.) defensive end Sean Glenn has three FCS offers, but said he's hopeful some FBS schools get in the mix.

South Dakota, South Dakota State and Northern Colorado have all offered Glenn.

TCU, Air Force, Colorado State, Boise State and Montana State are some of the other programs he's hearing from.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout.com Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout.com network since 2003.
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