Posted On: 04/4/21 1:01 PM
The University of Colorado picked up another late addition from in-state to join the program.
It was announced this week by Blake Weiher from Cherokee Trail that he will be joining the Buffaloes. The 2021 graduate made his commitment official on April 1.
— Blake Weiher (@WeiherBlake) April 1, 2021
Weiher had shared previous interest from schools at the NCAA Division II level, including offers from CSU-Pueblo and New Mexico Highlands, but a solid 2020 fall season and work with Matt McChesney at Six Zero Academy opened up a late opportunity to join Colorado.
At 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds, Weiher is a versatile defensive end who can slide to a lower technique like an end would in the 3-4 defense or play outside of the tackle in the 4-3. He also stood out on special teams covering punts and blocking field goal attempts, an area that could help him see the field at some point.
Where Weiher shows promise is at the point of contact. He uses a violent, quick punch with his hands that help him get a free rush in the backfield, and with a high motor he will never give up on a play. Some other moves he displays includes a spin move, a good rip technique and even a hesitation shake to get a tackle isolated and attack the opposite direction he is leaning. A good first step off the line helps in getting him an advantage to get in the backfield.
After seeing the field in six games as a junior in 2019, Weiher was a starter last fall for his senior season and put up decent numbers with 21 tackles and two sacks, both career highs. In total, he recorded 38 tackles and three sacks for Cherokee Trail.
With a steady senior season and plenty of work put in during the offseason, Weiher now looks to continue taking an uphill trajectory in Boulder.