Posted On: 03/12/21 10:15 PM
Two area prospects who had big seniors seasons in the fall have found their new homes to play at the next level this week, and both announced their commitments to stay in the state of Colorado.
The first came on March 8 when Fairview wide receiver/linebacker Liam Huber Liam Huber 5'11" | DB Fairview | 2021 State CO announced his plans to head north to Fort Collins to play for the Colorado State Rams as a preferred walk-on.
— Liam Huber (@LiamHuber25) March 8, 2021
Huber was a two-way leader for the Knights and one of the top players for a team that reached the Class 5A state playoffs. His speed gave him the ability to rush off the edge and drop in coverage from his linebacker spot, where he has shined over the last few seasons. In 2020, he recorded 72 total tackles, three sacks and an interception on defense.
This past season, Huber ended up playing a bigger role in the offense, setting career highs in nearly every offensive statistical category. Split out as a slot receiver, he caught 16 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 127 more yards and another score on the ground. The athleticism that was displayed on defense translated to the other side of the ball.
The other player making a commitment this week is Noah Wagner Noah Wagner 6'3" | RB Conifer | 2021 CO of Conifer. The running back/linebacker for the Lobos announced that he would be heading to Boulder to play for the Colorado Buffaloes on March 11.
— Noah Wagner (@Noah_Wagner22) March 11, 2021
Conifer leaned heavily on Wagner running the ball for them in the last three seasons, and he has developed into a complete back over his career. As a rusher, he hits the opening quick and accelerates with long strides at the second level to break off for big runs. He finished the season with 1,513 rushing yards and 19 rushing touchdowns in 2020, and he contributed on defense with 42 tackles, one sack and one interception.
The decisions by Huber and Wagner add to a solid list of local prospects who choose to stay home and play for the FBS schools in their home state, whether it was by scholarship or to walk-on like they will.