Pomona's Jake Moretti decommits from Ohio State for CU

The 'Rise' continues in Boulder. On Thursday, the top high school football player in the state announced he would be joining the Golden Buffaloes.

Pomona senior tackle Jake Moretti announced via Twitter that he was decommiting from The Ohio State University, and would instead be taking his talents to the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

Moretti, who is widely considered the top 2017 football recruit in Colorado, had previously committed to Ohio State University on July 4th, 2015

Moretti did not specify why he changed his decision, but instead released a statement that read in part, "After a great deal of thought and discussion with my family and [Pomona] Coach [Jay] Madden, I have made the decision to attend [the] University of Colorado in January 2017."

He went on to thank the Buckeyes' coaching staff, before stating he was looking forward to representing the Buffs.

The 6-foot-5 tackle will be joining other Colorado prep standouts of the 2017 class including Jon Van Diest of Cherry Creek and Heston Paige of ThunderRidge, who each verbally committed to CU earlier this year.

Pomona will be playing in the state quarterfinals against JeffCo rival Columbine Friday night, but will have to do so without the star offensive tackle. Moretti hasn't played a snap his senior year for the Panthers due to an injury sustained during the summer at an Ohio State football camp.

The Buffaloes (8-2, 6-1 Pac-12) are currently ranked No. 10 in the country according to the College Football Playoff Rankings. It is the highest ranking for Colorado since 2002, when CU opened the season ranked No. 7 in the AP preseason poll. The Buffs will host Pac-12 north division leader Washington State on Saturday afternoon in Boulder. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:35 P.M. MST.

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