A flexible athlete from a Colorado highschool soccer powerhouse has re-affirmed his dedication to the Colorado State soccer workforce.

Fairview’s Henry Blackburn will signal Wednesday with the Rams and he says he’ll graduate early and sign up at CSU for the spring semester.

He quietly dedicated below former trainer Mike Bobo however waited till Sunday to officially announce his dedication after taking his legit seek advice from to Castle Collins.

New CSU trainer Steve Addazio drove to Fairview Top Faculty to fulfill with Blackburn final week earlier than his seek advice from and loved assembly the brand new chief of the Rams.

“I in reality like him. I’m in reality excited to play for him. He is aware of what he’s doing. I’m tremendous fired up and you’ll inform different guys are fired up,” Blackburn mentioned in an interview Sunday. “He has a plan, he has a imaginative and prescient. He has numerous power. I don’t suppose that is going to be that a lot of a setback for this system. I believe from this level on it’s going to be going ahead.”

The 6-foot-1, 187-pound Blackburn is indexed as a three-star recruit by way of 247Sports activities and the recruiting website lists him because the No. 15 participant within the 2020 elegance from Colorado.

He overlooked the primary 5 video games of 2019, however nonetheless led Colorado in receiving yards with 1,335 in seven video games performed. He had a single-season state-record 26 receiving touchdowns as Fairview went 10-2 and made the Elegance 5A quarterfinals.

Blackburn additionally performs protection and is a returner on particular groups. He had 60 tackles (47 solo) and an interception. For just right measure he additionally hit a game-winning box purpose within the playoffs.

He says he doesn’t know if he’ll play protection or receiver at CSU however “no matter they would like me to finally end up taking part in, I’m completely positive with. I simply need to play.”

Blackburn dedicated to Pennsylvania in September, however de-committed in October.

His 43 profession receiving touchdowns is tied for 5th in Colorado highschool historical past. He completed with 139 catches for two,403 yards and 43 touchdowns at Fairview.

Addazio and different coaches cannot touch upon recruits till they signal a countrywide letter of intent or monetary help settlement.

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