Highest-rated football recruits from Colorado over the last 20 years

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May 15, 2022
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Highest-rated football recruits from Colorado over the last 20 years

Football recruiting provides reliable drama, with recruitments and announcements becoming events in their own right. We love to see players from our own states make it big, and watch with pride as they go on to successful careers, knowing their origins shaped them into professional players. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated football recruits from Colorado since 2000 using 247Sports. Players are ranked by national ranking with ties broken by rating. Keep reading to discover the highest-rated football recruits from your home state.

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#50: Mister Jones (2010)

- College: Texas A&M
- High school: Littleton (Littleton, CO)
- National ranking: not available in 2010 (4 stars, 0.8906 rating)
- Position ranking: #22 (RB)
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#49: Sam Hart (2021)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Cherokee Trail (Aurora, CO)
- National ranking: #393 in 2021 (3 stars, 0.8871 rating)
- Position ranking: #16 (TE)
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#48: Alex Kozan (2012)

- College: Auburn
- High school: Valor Christian (Littleton, CO)
- National ranking: #388 in 2012 (3 stars, 0.8889 rating)
- Position ranking: #39 (OT)
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#47: Danny Spond (2010)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Columbine (Littleton, CO)
- National ranking: #369 in 2010 (3 stars, 0.8875 rating)
- Position ranking: #27 (ATH)
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#46: Tim Lynott (2015)

- College: Colorado
- High school: Regis Jesuit (Aurora, CO)
- National ranking: #332 in 2015 (4 stars, 0.8913 rating)
- Position ranking: #22 (OG)
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#45: Kalen Ballage (2014)

- College: Arizona State
- High school: Falcon (Peyton, CO)
- National ranking: #329 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.8904 rating)
- Position ranking: #31 (ATH)
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#44: Avery Anderson (2015)

- College: Nebraska
- High school: Pine Creek (Colorado Springs, CO)
- National ranking: #322 in 2015 (4 stars, 0.8935 rating)
- Position ranking: #22 (ATH)
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#43: Tate Wildeman (2018)

- College: Nebraska
- High school: Legend (Parker, CO)
- National ranking: #321 in 2018 (4 stars, 0.8971 rating)
- Position ranking: #18 (WDE)
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#42: Carlo Kemp (2016)

- College: Michigan
- High school: Fairview (Boulder, CO)
- National ranking: #310 in 2016 (4 stars, 0.8954 rating)
- Position ranking: #15 (SDE)
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#41: Austin Hinder (2010)

- College: California
- High school: Steamboat Springs (Steamboat Springs, CO)
- National ranking: #300 in 2010 (4 stars, 0.896 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (PRO)
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#40: Trey Zuhn (2021)

- College: Texas A&M
- High school: Fossil Ridge (Fort Collins, CO)
- National ranking: #300 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.9008 rating)
- Position ranking: #20 (OT)
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#39: Joey O'Connor (2012)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Windsor (Windsor, CO)
- National ranking: #262 in 2012 (4 stars, 0.9096 rating)
- Position ranking: #14 (OG)
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#38: Luke McCaffrey (2019)

- College: Nebraska
- High school: Valor Christian (Littleton, CO)
- National ranking: #257 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.907 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (ATH)
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#37: Drew Davis (2007)

- College: Oregon
- High school: Montbello (Denver, CO)
- National ranking: #252 in 2007 (3 stars, 0.8875 rating)
- Position ranking: #34 (WR)
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#36: Shane Callahan (2012)

- College: Auburn
- High school: Chaparral (Parker, CO)
- National ranking: #232 in 2012 (4 stars, 0.9165 rating)
- Position ranking: #27 (OT)
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#35: Terrance Ferguson (2021)

- College: Oregon
- High school: Heritage (Littleton, CO)
- National ranking: #229 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.9136 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (TE)
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#34: Chris Guarnero (2006)

- College: California
- High school: Mullen (Denver, CO)
- National ranking: #226 in 2006 (4 stars, 0.8938 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (OG)
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#33: Evan Baylis (2012)

- College: Oregon
- High school: Grandview (Aurora, CO)
- National ranking: #222 in 2012 (4 stars, 0.918 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (TE)
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#32: Nate Starks (2014)

- College: UCLA
- High school: Cherry Creek (Englewood, CO)
- National ranking: #198 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.921 rating)
- Position ranking: #14 (ATH)
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#31: Brendon Austin (2011)

- College: Stanford
- High school: Chaparral (Parker, CO)
- National ranking: #192 in 2011 (4 stars, 0.9156 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (OG)
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#30: LenDale White (2003)

- College: USC
- High school: Chatfield (Littleton, CO)
- National ranking: #176 in 2003 (4 stars, 0.9 rating)
- Position ranking: #17 (RB)
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#29: Lamarr Houston (2006)

- College: Texas
- High school: Doherty (Colorado Springs, CO)
- National ranking: #172 in 2006 (4 stars, 0.9204 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (SDE)
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#28: Roger Rosengarten (2020)

- College: Washington
- High school: Valor Christian (Littleton, CO)
- National ranking: #171 in 2020 (4 stars, 0.9284 rating)
- Position ranking: #16 (OT)
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#27: Adrian Jackson (2018)

- College: Oregon
- High school: Mullen (Denver, CO)
- National ranking: #169 in 2018 (4 stars, 0.9313 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (OLB)
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#26: Jesse White (2005)

- College: Oklahoma
- High school: Mullen (Denver, CO)
- National ranking: #163 in 2005 (4 stars, 0.9 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (OG)
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#25: Bryce Givens (2008)

- College: Colorado
- High school: Mullen (Denver, CO)
- National ranking: #156 in 2008 (4 stars, 0.9279 rating)
- Position ranking: #17 (OT)
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#24: Garrett Collins (2004)

- College: Colorado
- High school: Columbine (Littleton, CO)
- National ranking: #155 in 2004 (4 stars, 0.9 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (OG)
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#23: Paul Thurston (2012)

- College: Nebraska
- High school: Arvada West (Arvada, CO)
- National ranking: #151 in 2012 (4 stars, 0.9385 rating)
- Position ranking: #15 (OT)
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#22: Clint Brewster (2007)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Mullen (Denver, CO)
- National ranking: #134 in 2007 (4 stars, 0.9315 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (PRO)
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#21: Maurice Greer (2005)

- College: Colorado
- High school: Mullen (Denver, CO)
- National ranking: #131 in 2005 (4 stars, 0.9222 rating)
- Position ranking: #14 (RB)
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#20: Chris Hollis (2002)

- College: Colorado
- High school: Hinkley (Aurora, CO)
- National ranking: #130 in 2002 (4 stars, 0.9 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (ILB)
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#19: Eric Lee (2015)

- College: Nebraska
- High school: Valor Christian (Littleton, CO)
- National ranking: #126 in 2015 (4 stars, 0.9438 rating)
- Position ranking: #18 (CB)
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#18: Dylan McCaffrey (2017)

- College: Michigan
- High school: Valor Christian (Littleton, CO)
- National ranking: #123 in 2017 (4 stars, 0.9435 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (PRO)
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#17: Justin Holland (2001)

- College: Colorado State
- High school: Bear Creek (Denver, CO)
- National ranking: #121 in 2001 (4 stars, 0.9631 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (PRO)
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#16: Calais Campbell (2004)

- College: Miami
- High school: North (Denver, CO)
- National ranking: #113 in 2004 (4 stars, 0.9402 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (SDE)
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#15: Nolan Brewster (2008)

- College: Texas
- High school: Mullen (Denver, CO)
- National ranking: #111 in 2008 (4 stars, 0.9446 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (S)
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#14: Chris Fox (2013)

- College: Michigan
- High school: Ponderosa (Parker, CO)
- National ranking: #109 in 2013 (4 stars, 0.9494 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (OG)
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#13: Nick Kasa (2009)

- College: Colorado
- High school: Legacy (Broomfield, CO)
- National ranking: #103 in 2009 (4 stars, 0.9526 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (SDE)
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#12: Cyler Miles (2012)

- College: Washington
- High school: Mullen (Denver, CO)
- National ranking: #102 in 2012 (4 stars, 0.9536 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (DUAL)
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#11: Jake Moretti (2017)

- College: Colorado
- High school: Pomona (Arvada, CO)
- National ranking: #94 in 2017 (4 stars, 0.9568 rating)
- Position ranking: #12 (OT)
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#10: Christian McCaffrey (2014)

- College: Stanford
- High school: Valor Christian (Littleton, CO)
- National ranking: #91 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9593 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (APB)
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#9: Brian Daniels (2003)

- College: Colorado
- High school: J.K. Mullen (Denver, CO)
- National ranking: #90 in 2003 (4 stars, 0.9404 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (OT)
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#8: Andrew Gentry (2020)

- College: Virginia
- High school: Columbine (Littleton, CO)
- National ranking: #88 in 2020 (4 stars, 0.9628 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (OT)
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#7: Jon Major (2008)

- College: Colorado
- High school: Ponderosa (Parker, CO)
- National ranking: #84 in 2008 (4 stars, 0.9612 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (ILB)
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#6: Russell Lovett (2001)

- College: Colorado
- High school: Thornton (Denver, CO)
- National ranking: #72 in 2001 (4 stars, 0.9751 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (ATH)
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#5: Butch Lewis (2006)

- College: USC
- High school: Regis Jesuit (Aurora, CO)
- National ranking: #58 in 2006 (4 stars, 0.975 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (OT)
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#4: Zach Latimer (2002)

- College: Oklahoma
- High school: Gateway (Aurora, CO)
- National ranking: #38 in 2002 (5 stars, 0.9835 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (OLB)
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#3: Ryan Miller (2007)

- College: Colorado
- High school: Columbine (Littleton, CO)
- National ranking: #25 in 2007 (5 stars, 0.9859 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (OT)
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#2: Chris Martin (2010)

- College: Florida
- High school: Grandview (Aurora, CO)
- National ranking: #21 in 2010 (4 stars, 0.9774 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (SDE)
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#1: Jeff Byers (2004)

- College: USC
- High school: Loveland (Loveland, CO)
- National ranking: #9 in 2004 (5 stars, 0.9962 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (OC)
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