Where Colorado’s high school football stars are heading in the class of 2022 as the second signing period begins – The Denver Post


The second signing period for the 2022 class of college football rookies began Wednesday, with a handful of former Colorado State draftees finding new homes with FCS credentials.

Among them were a pair of defensive standouts heading north, as Roosevelt High linebacker Cooper Walton and Arapahoe High defensive lineman Jareb Ramos both signed letters of intent with Montana out of the Big Sky conference.

Two other defensive stars, Fort Collins High safety Dontay Johnson and Lutheran High linebacker Bryce Johnson, have signed with the South Dakota State Conference from the Missouri Valley — the same Jackrabbits who beat CSU at Fort Collins last fall.

The four high schoolers were among a handful of athletes who committed to CSU before Jay Norvell was hired as head coach, only to have their scholarship offers withdrawn after they were deemed inappropriate.

In addition to the FCS-bound foursome, Highlands Ranch tight end Jade Arroyo recently committed to Brown out of the Ivy League after having his CSU scholarship offer withdrawn.

In total, more than a dozen of the state’s top prep football recruits have signed up to play for one of Colorado’s four FBS/FCS programs. That group is led by Fairview wide receiver Grant Page, the No. 4 rookie in the 247Sports.com composite-ranked state, who was a surprise addition by CU early in the December signing period.

State’s two four-star rookies — Valor running back Christian Gavin Sawchuk (Oklahoma) and Cherry Creek offensive lineman George Fitzpatrick (Ohio State) — signed with blue bloods from outside state in December. The last time one of Colorado’s schools managed to recruit the highest-rated senior in the state was when Pomona’s Jake Moretti signed up to CU in 2017.

Here’s a list of Colorado preps who have signed letters of intent to play for the FBS or FCS programs beginning Wednesday, as well as those who have announced commitments to the Air Force Academy:

Player school pos. Stars* University

jackson adams Arapahoe LB/DE *** Air Force+
Antoine Costanzo Palmer’s Ridge comics *** UNLV
Ezra Ekuban Regis Jesuit KG N / A Northern Colorado
Alec Falk Palmer’s Ridge LO *** Air Force+
George Fitzpatrick Cherry Stream LO **** ohio state
Travis Gray Cherokee Trail LO *** Colorado
Blake Haggerty View of the Castle ATH *** Northern Colorado
Caden Hawkins Christian value KG *** Wyoming
Marcus Howard central aurora OF N / A Northern Colorado
Bryce Johnson Lutheran KG N / A state of south dakota
Dontay Johnson Fort Collins S N / A state of south dakota
Connor Jones Palmer’s Ridge LO *** Michigan
Aaron Karas Pomona LO *** state of colorado
Braden Kramer Pine Creek AND N / A Northern Arizona
Justis Laulu Vista Ridge DL *** East Washington
Jake Maikkula Christian value LO *** Stanford
Luc Meyer Christian value DE/TE *** Air Force+
Braden Miller` eaglecrest LO *** state of michigan
Aidan Moe Ponderosa LO N / A Northern Colorado
Jordan Norwood Christian value KG *** Freedom
Ky Oday Cherry Stream WR *** state of colorado
Grants page Fairview WR *** Colorado
Cade Palmer The Classical Academy ATH N / A Air Force+
Kaiden Paris Christian value LO N / A Duck
John Pastor Erie LO *** Kansas State
Jareb Ramos Arapahoe DL *** Montana
Luke Sandy Legend LO N / A Wyoming
Gavin Sawchuk Christian value RB **** Oklahoma
malique singleton grandview S ** Wyoming
Kevin Sjogren Palisade OF N / A Wyoming
Nunie Tuitele Regis Jesuit DE/TE *** cal
Bryce Vaz Legend RB N / A Northern Colorado
Cooper Walton Roosevelt KG N / A Montana
Kaden Weatherby eaglecrest LO *** Texas technology

*according to the composite ranking of 247sports.com | + The Air Force agrees not to sign letters of intent

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