Breaking News
More () »

Top Colorado high school football players react to season moving to spring

Unfortunately some of the state’s best talent won’t be participating as they either head to college early or transfer out of state.

For 25 of the prep sports this season, things are going to look a bit different. 

"When we saw a resurgence in our state, we had to come up with plan B, we had to come up with plan C, and we had to resubmit," said CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green in a call with local media on Tuesday afternoon. 

And that left sports like football with a new start date, as it won't begin until late February. 

"It's going to be crazy. The weather's going to be better, I guess," said Cherry Creek defensive back Myles Purchase. 

But Purchase has a lot more on his mind than the weather. He currently has nine college offers, and while he said it'll be tougher for him to reel in more without fall ball, he knows he's one of the lucky ones. 

"There's a lot of kids that don't and are not in the position I'm in, so I'm thankful for that," Purchase said. "I'm hoping my guys on my team that don't have offers right now get the opportunity to play and to get offers to play at the next level."

And then there's the biggest recruits in the state that have already committed to their colleges. It's likely we'll never see some of them on the field again in Colorado. 

Cherokee Trail's Sam Hart led the charge, tweeting he would be leaving second semester to go to start at Ohio State early, which was his original plan. 

The same can be said for CU commit and star Heritage tight end Erik Olsen.

RELATED: Heritage tight end Erik Olsen makes college decision

"If I can get up to CU early and not risk injuring myself and be fresh and ready to play for CU, that's what I'm going to end up doing," Olsen said. "We were all dreaming of the day that it would be our senior year playing those home games and the crowd is cheering our names and it's just not going to happen, and that just sucks to see."

His Heritage teammate, and Oregon commit, Terrance Ferguson also likely won't be with the Eagles in the spring, but he's not giving up on high school football just yet. 

RELATED: Heritage TE Terrance Ferguson commits to Oregon on 9NEWS

"Currently I'm looking into moving out of state to go play my senior season. I've been grinding in the offseason and working very hard and I feel like I deserve another season," Ferguson said. 

He will hook up with his future Duck teammate and quarterback in Arizona, building chemistry before they both embark to Eugene in the spring. 

Colorado will hopefully have high school football come February, unfortunately some of the top players won't be taking part in it. 

RELATED: Multiple fall high school sports moved to spring in Colorado

RELATED: Colorado churns out top tight end prospects

Before You Leave, Check This Out