Colorado Football: CU continuing to make big offers to great prospects

Linebacker Angelo Petrides would be a great fit for Colorado Football. His father went to CU and he was born and raised in the culture of Colorado, and wants to be at a school where they believe in culture greatly.  He can’t wait to get up to Boulder for an official visit. That kind of excitement is exactly what Dorrell and linebackers coach Mark Smith is looking for.

Petrides is a 6-2, 215 pound middle linebacker and running back from Cherry Creek High School in Englewood, Colorado. His versatility is an asset and it makes sense why CU has jumped on him early. As they have with many players out of Cherry Creek before. He is set to graduate in 2024. Colorado made him an offer on May 25th. He was awarded as being First-Team Defensive All-American in 2021.

Angelo can bench press 285 pounds and squat for 450. Currently he can the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, and has a 37 inch vertical jump. He has 151 total tackles in his career and 5 interceptions, averaging 3.0 sacks and even has one touchdown, in 14 varsity games.

Petrides is a player who wants to constantly get better and wants players around him who are going to push him harder to be better. Still a long way to go in the recruitment process. He will get many of offers but we hope he chooses to call Boulder home like his father did.

Colorado is also eyeing another high school prospect in Blake Barnett out of Erie High School. Barnett is a 100-meter dash state winner in Track and Field. Speed will definitely be no issue for this kid. He also helped his team win the state title in the 4×200. Adding a big quarterback with that kind of athleticism and speed would be huge for CU. In his sophomore season he combined for 51 touchdowns and is one of the best QB’s in the nation for 2024 as a dual threat quarterback.

Barnett has also received an offer from Kansas University, Kansas State, Washington, Oregon State, Morehead State, Georgia and many others. He is one quarterback that many have their eyes on. We hope he stays in state but the future if bright as ever for him. We wish them both the best on their decisions. Only as as sophomore both of these players are only going to garner more experience and become even better as they age. The offers will continue to pile in.