February 23, 2009

Colorado State interested in Creek quarterback

The name "Colter," is well-known to football fans in Colorado, thanks largely to the work of Spencer Colter - a member of the 1990 National Champion University of Colorado football team and former coach at Boulder High. Now, Spencer's son, Cherry Creek's Kain Colter, is hearing from college coaches interested in bringing one of Colorado's top duel threat passers to their school.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Colter owns a 4.6 time in the 40-yard dash, a 240-pound bench press and a max of 350 in the squat. He also features a 3.5 grade-point average.

As a sophomore, Colter ran for 463 yards and passed for 2,073 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. After transferring to Cherry Creek last season, he saw those numbers jump to 937 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns in 14 games. He also threw for 1,786 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions in leading Cherry Creek to the state title game.

"I am very mobile," Colter says. "It is tough on the defense to stop that and it gives defenses some grief. That is the thing I do best - I make plays with my arm and feet."

The offer list for Colter includes Colorado State, The University of Colorado, Air Force, Akron, Northwestern and Wyoming. Georgia Tech, Arizona State, Stanford and Cal have also talked to the younger Colter.

Colter said he is hoping to play quarterback in college, but said some schools are recruiting him as an athlete.

"I really want to play quarterback in college and all I want is a shot to show the schools recruiting me that I can play it," Colter said. "But I will play where ever someone needs me. If it is up to me though, I would prefer to play quarterback."

Next season will offer Colter a shot to show off his ability to carry a team as Cherry Creek returns just three starters.

"It's Creek, they always find players," Colter says. "I think next season will give me a chance to pursue my leadership in the program. As a new transfer last year I got a shot to see some of it last year."

Colter said having lived in Colorado all his life, he may be interested in getting out of the Centennial State, but has obvious ties to Colorado, with his dad's connection to CU. That said, Colter insists his father isn't pushing the Buffs.

"He is a CU guy," Colter says of his dad. "He loves it. On the other hand he wants me to make the decision for myself. CU has been a big part of his life and I have been around them my whole life, so I like it.

Colorado State has offered Colter, who says he has an aunt who attended CSU, a scholarship and has talked with Colter's coaches. Right now, Colter says they are recruiting him as an athlete.

In addition to Spencer, Kain's uncle, Cleveland, was a two-time All-American at Southern Cal.

"Football has always been in my family," Colter says. "It is just what we do."

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