Cherry Creek Junior Edge rusher Blake is the latest high-profile college football recruit for purchase coach Dave Logan’s program. Here’s a look at the top 10 prospects at the Bruins since Logan took over in 2012.
Blake Purchase – Uncommitted
Outer Linebacker / 6-4, Class of 210 / 2023
Recruitment Profile: 4 Stars (No. 13 National EDGE Prospect)*
Notable: Recorded three sacks in four matches this season to start his junior season. … Older brother, Miles, plays cornerback for Iowa State. … Considering scholarship offers from CU, Iowa State, Southern Cal and others.
George Fitzpatrick – Ohio State
Offensive Tackle / 6-6, Class of 285 / 2022
Recruitment Profile: 4 Stars (No. 19 National OT Prospect)*
Notable: Logan has been called “one of the most recruited offensive linemen” in the school’s history. …committed to Ohio State with scholarship offer lists including CU, Florida and Oklahoma. …will play in the 2022 All-American Bowl National Prep Showcase game.
Al Ashford — Wisconsin
Cornerback/6-1, Class of 170/2021
Recruitment Profile: 3 Stars (No.82 National CB Recruitment)
Notable: Finished prep career with 59 tackles, 23 pass breakups and seven interceptions. … chose Wisconsin over scholarship offers from Arizona, CU, Kansas State and others. …will miss this season for the Badgers after shoulder surgery.
Miles Purchase – Iowa State
Cornerback / 5-11, Class of 170 / 2021
Recruitment Profile: 3 Stars (No.100 National CB Recruitment)
Notable: MVP of the 2020 Class 5A State Championship game. … chose Iowa State with a scholarship offer list that included CSU, Kansas State, and Tulane. … made the first career cyclone tackle as a freshman this season at UNLV.
Gunnar Helm – Texas
Tight End / 6-5, Class of 225 / 2021
Recruitment Profile: 3 Stars (No. 34 National TE Prospect) *
Notable: Caught 28 passes for 367 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. … Scholarship offers from Alabama, CU, Iowa, Nebraska and more were signed in Texas. …appeared in four UT games this season without any stats.
Arden Walker — Missouri
Defensive Lineman / 6-4, Class of 240 / 2021
Recruitment Profile: 3 Stars (No. 72 National DL Prospect) *
Notable: Finished high school career with 157 tackles (21 TFL) and 14 sacks. … chose Missouri on scholarship offers including CU, Iowa, Michigan, Texas and UCLA. … made three tackles in Week 3 against Southeast Missouri State.
Carson Lee — Colorado
Center / 6-3, Class of 320 / 2020
Recruitment Profile: 3 Stars (No. 21 Rank OC Probability) *
Notable: remained undefeated and won the Class 5A State Championship as a senior. … signed with CU on scholarship offers from Duke, Michigan, Nebraska and others. … played three games for the Buffs last season as a freshman.
Alex Padilla – Iowa
Class of Quarterback/6-1, 190/2019
Recruitment Profile: 3 Stars (No. 35 National QB Prospect) *
Notable: He threw for 1,951 yards with 24 touchdowns as a senior. … Scholarship offers from CSU, Georgia, Yale and others were signed in Iowa. … was named a backup quarterback this season as a sophomore for the top-10 ranked Hawkeye.
Jonathan Van Diest – Colorado
Defensive End / Class of 6-1, 234 / 2017
Recruitment Profile: 3 Stars (No. 25 National DE Prospect) *
Notable: The 50 varsity started over four high school seasons. … chose CU with a scholarship offer list that included Iowa State, Louisville and Nebraska. … in his first three seasons with the Buffs recorded 21 tackles and a forceful rumble.
Nate Starks – UCLA
Running Back / 5-11, Class of 200 / 2014
Recruitment Profile: 4 Stars (No. 14 National ATH Prospect) *
Notable: Transferred to CC after playing at Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas). … chose UCLA over scholarship offers from Alabama, CU, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and others. … ended UCLA career with 179 carries for 802 yards and nine touchdowns total.