Colleges are going to get the next round of their newest athletes on Feb. 1 when National Signing Day takes place. The state of Colorado will see most of its top prospects leave the state for other locales. High atop the list is four-star quarterback Cyler Miles, who committed to the Washington Huskies last summer. Miles was quite impressive during the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Game, especially when he connected with top receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. Four-star offensive lineman Shane Callahan of Chaparral also played in that game and had to divert his trip from Auburn to San Antonio for the game. He is an early enrollee for the Tigers.
Windsor's Joey O'Connor decommitted from Penn State once the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke and then took until January to head to Urban Meyer's Ohio St. Buckeyes.
Highlands Ranch quarterback Steve Donatell, son of Ed Donatell, formerly a Denver Broncos coach and currently with the San Francisco 49ers, recently chose the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
Alex Kozan, a four-star offensive lineman from Windsor, is still undecided and will likely choose from Auburn, Iowa and Michigan.
Here are the top prospects from the state of Colorado and where they are heading (ratings are from Rivals.com):
|QB||Cyler Miles||Denver, Colorado - Mullen HS||6'4"||220||4 stars||Washington|
|RB||Clay Norgard||Highlands Ranch, Colorado - Mountain Vista HS||6'2"||240||3 stars||Colorado|
|TE||Evan Baylis||Aurora, Colorado - Grandview HS||6'5"||225||4 stars||Oregon|
|OL||Joey O'Connor||Windsor, Colorado - Windsor HS||6'4"||295||4 stars||Ohio State|
|OL||Alex Kozan||Castle Rock, Colorado - Valor Christian HS||6'4"||295||4 stars||Iowa|
|OL||Paul Thurston||Arvada, Colorado - Arvada West HS||6'5"||274||4 stars||Nebraska|
|QB||Steve Donatell||Highlands Ranch, Colorado - Highlands Ranch HS||6'5"||195||3 stars||Wake Forest|
|OL||Shane Callahan||Parker, Colorado - Chaparral HS||6'6"||277||4 stars||Auburn|
|WR||Jordon Vaden||Brighton, Colorado - Prairie View HS||6'3"||170||2 stars||Colorado State|
|DE||Highlands Ranch, Colorado - Valor Christian HS||6'5"||210||2 stars||Uncommitted|
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