Under further review: @chsaa fumbles hopefuls in return to Fall season!

Under further review:
@chsaa fumbles hopefuls in return to Fall season.
The high school football community over a holiday weekend of Labor Day were excited to hear Fall football was to be discussed with the Governor during his Tuesday online press conference.
Biggest issue was the failure of Colorado High School Athletics Association (CHSAA) to present proper actions in detailed proposals. Four inept plans were submitted without regard to the makeup to align with the Governor office guidelines.
CHSAA never diversified or was aligning with sanctions of 175 participants. Failure in accountabilities to produce a proper replacement plan or well thought out position or solution has resulted in a return to the future hopeful Spring season. Progress was all conjecture and nothing serious, at least on paper to the Governor. Shamming the student athletes after days of saving face online and blaming others came to a rapid halt Tuesday late afternoon. Coaches went to social networking media outlets statewide saying,
My AD just said looks like football will be staying in the spring. Prepare accordingly.
Good business leadership presentations were successful like casinos that were apparently approved for 500 patrons in addition to the following venues.
The NFL Denver Broncos are anticipating pods of 175, about 33 to host approximately 5700 fans in a 77,000+ seat stadium with social Distancing and contact tracings. About 150 half price tickets will be available so fans not out priced.
An APP was revealed during the Tuesday presser. It was necessary that the company boardrooms listened to do the right things and service their paying clients. The ones that listened and put pen to paper, rather fingers to keyboards gained approvals.
The biggest winner is the Denver Broncos Football Club of nearly 7.5% of capacities in the stands for the first home game with fans in game 3 on September 27th. Monday night football on national television Prime time 8:10 MST will have NO FANS but nearly 30 people in essential roles for GAMEDAY.
Red Rocks amphitheater in Morrison has 5 days of live music of 175 patrons during September 16-21. Neighboring Bandimere Speedway will have the same hours of patrons in the Jefferson County district when it returns to action.
The Colorado Rockies should they choose to allow fans in stands For the final homestand of September 11-20 will follow similar pod plans. Rumors are the Rockies will be cost cutting staff payroll and defer a return to patrons in plastic seats. The MLB team is below .500 (20-22) with the talented division LA Dodgers in the lead.
Giving people chances over the past six months has been the Governors focus. Board members and/or leadership ultimately gave birth to control fans in stands statewide and establish a return to new normality.
Governor left the door open to increase numbers for fan engagements. Also stated to CHSAA by Governor Polis a meaningful statement,
“As long as it doesn’t interfere with getting back to school, we would be thrilled to work with @CHSAA if their Board chooses to move in this direction tonight to approve a fall schedule for CHSAA-sanctioned football, to give our athletes a chance to compete.”
Thus 180,000 student-participants, 363 voluntary members schools, and 178 school districts across the state are again disappointed after a weekend of encouragement and hope. A press release from CHSAA officially killed the dreams and hopes about 10:30am MST.
Bottom line is it probably won’t be fixed in six months. Time to grow and rise and continue with club sports.

See y’all on the fields!@303Gonzo two fingers, peace out!


Verbally committed for early signing day, NLI?

The Class of 2021 has grown up during the era of pay to play all star games, combine trainings, personal trainers and handlers. All of this in the past decade or so to compete to be the best in their state which is Colorado or is it? Yes some homegrown talents have bolted the fine state of Colorado for greener pastures or so they think.  An alarming trend to position themselves where no one knows their name in hopes that maybe they will shine if surrounded by better talents. The box state genuinely produces 4 or 5 top recruits each year and may stretch to 10. The only issue is longevity as many next level players succumb to the realities of being a student athlete and its rigors on the mind and body.

On Monday June 15, 2020 the local talents reached ten verbal commitments for players scheduled for local statewide play in late August or early September. Week one of eleven to commence August 27-29, 2020 and basically 10 weeks away. For this week we are sharing the verbal commitments scheduled to make it official as early as December of this year.

Luke McAllister Palmer Ridge (Monument, CO) PRO Colorado State Hard Commit – 11/20/2019 6-4 / 187 Palmer Ridge (Monument, CO)
Tanner Arkin Fossil Ridge (Fort Collins, CO) TE Colorado State Hard Commit – 5/12/2020 6-3 / 215 Fossil Ridge (Fort Collins, CO)
Justin Michael Poudre (Fort Collins, CO) OT Colorado State Hard Commit – 5/7/2020 6-5 / 260 Poudre (Fort Collins, CO)
Chase Penry Cherry Creek (Englewood, CO) WR Colorado Hard Commit – 1/29/2020 6-1 / 185 Cherry Creek (Englewood, CO)
Beau Freyler Pine Creek (Colorado Springs, CO) S Iowa State Hard Commit – 5/17/2020 6-2 / 195 Pine Creek (Colorado Springs, CO)
Jake Rubley Highlands Ranch (Highlands Ranch, CO) PRO Kansas State Hard Commit – 1/1/2020 6-3 / 205 Highlands Ranch (Littleton, CO)
Brayden Wood Fairview (Boulder, CO) SDE Kansas State Hard Commit – 6/15/2020 6-3 / 257 Fairview (Boulder, CO)
Sam Hart Cherokee Trail (Aurora, CO) TE Ohio State Hard Commit – 12/30/2019 6-5 / 225 Cherokee Trail (Aurora, CO)
Gus Zilinskas Cherry Creek (Englewood, CO) OC Rutgers Hard Commit – 5/21/2020 6-3 / 263 Cherry Creek (Englewood, CO)
Trey Zuhn Fossil Ridge (Fort Collins, CO) OT Texas A&M Hard Commit – 2/2/2020 6-6 / 300 Fossil Ridge (Fort Collins, CO)
Kaden Dudley Palmer Ridge (Monument, CO) ATH Oct 23, 2019: Commit Colorado Buffaloes 5-11.25 / 190 Palmer Ridge (Monument, CO)
re-open 3/23/2020
(Played in Colorado)
Jack Howell Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, CO) FR, SO, JR ATH Colorado State Hard Commit – 5/7/2020 6-0 / 190 Hamilton (Chandler, Arizona) SR


Jake Rubley will join former little league teammate Brayden Wood in college as both are scheduled to attend Kansas State.

Colorado State has about wrapped its 2021 recruitment class up and were bullish in box state talents. QB Luke McAllister, down south and in the FOCO area prospects Tanner Arkin and Justin Michael. In addition a 3 year player in Colorado currently in Arizona is Jack Howell. The family lived in FOCO prior to 3 seasons at Valor HS. His father John is a Ram alumnus from 1996-2000 and won a super bowl ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

10 of the dozen mentioned above can now focus on the hopeful season. Anticipate a few more to declare by July unless those official visits are a must to get a feel for the next 4-5 years of post secondary education. Heritage HS in Littleton has a couple players looking to pull the trigger soon. So time waits for no one! Hustle your ass bou will tell as the big boards in college coaches recruiting rooms or virtual chats are filling up.

NOTE: Most players North of 6’3″

@303Gonzo two fingers, peace out!