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Today is the day, your future? #SigningDay

Putting Ink to paper is what is happening today, December 19th and will conclude 3 days later on Friday 12/21. Often referred to as signing day it is actually the (NLI) or National Letter of Intent. A binding agreement between the athlete and their parent(s) that make it known where they are attending post secondary education and sport. Today it is all about football and the young men in Colorado. The smiling faces are to be enjoyed.

Not everyone has the opportunity to stay in their home state to stay and play and that has been a sore subject for parents and fans of the local college teams. Below are the official decisions based on players social media and college football teams sites. We appreciate your continued support so enjoy the following listing:
Montana State
Hayden Isenhart (Grandview) 5A


Cole Oster (Castle View) 5A


AF
Brad Roberts (Ralston Valley) 5A


Dominick Pallotto (Cherry Creek) 5A


CU
Joe Davis (Valor Christian) 5A


Alec Pell (Cherry Creek) 5A


Austin Johnson (Highlands Ranch) 5A


Jake Wiley (Eaglecrest) 5A


CSU
Kyle Helbig (Holy Family) 3A


Cian Quiroga (Valor Christian) 5A


Aidan Cullen (Palmer Ridge) 3A


UNC
Wind Henderson II (JK Mullen) 5A


Corey Tate (Denver East) 5A


David Hoage (Smoky Hill) 5A


Jon Nuschy (La Junta) 2A


Elijah Anderson-Taylor (Eaglecrest) 5A


Kurt Gallup (Aurora Central) 4A


Michael Thompson (Aurora Central) 4A


Ben Schneider (Ralston Valley) 5A


Carson Brantley (Cherry Creek) 5A


Zach Rush (Fruita Monument) 4A


Michael Thompson (Aurora Central) 4A


Hadyn Steffens (Rocky Mountain) 5A


Ryan Capasso (Broomfield) 4A


Trey Cardenas (Loveland) 4A


Ethan Drewes (Skyline) 4A


David Ross (Pomona) 5A


Jeremiah Blackwood (Vista Peak Prep) 4A


Erich Bendel (Fairview via Milford Academy)


Theorius Robison Sep 15 (Pomona) 5A 2-sport
It appears he is a wrestler


Cole Parrott (Columbine) 5A



Kain Medrano (Pueblo East) 3A


Ty Evans (Palmer Ridge) 3A



Luke McCaffrey (Valor Christian) 5A


Michael Lynn (Cherry Creek) 5A


Kiahn Martinez (Regis Jesuit) 5A


Billy Pospisil (Pomona) 5A


Alex Padilla (Cherry Creek) 5A


Aiden Kneller (Cherry Creek) 5A


Stanford
Drake Nugent (Highlands Ranch) 5A


Barrett Miller (Eaglecrest) 5A



ASU
Alijah Bates (Doherty) 5A


Oregon
Isaac Townsend (Ralston Valley) 5A


Colin Lavell (Legend) 5A

Drone usage vacates wins…

As the weekend approaches for seeding committees to meet to discuss and select teams for the post season will they vacate wins of some potential violators?
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Claims of an on-going investigation have not been serious per several sources. These unmanned aerial vehicles often referred to the masses as drones have been used in the regular season but should NOT be allowed in the playoffs that start next weekend in November.

"They should deem this action detrimental as it is a competitive disadvantage but again favoritism to schools with power and money dictate decision making forcing smaller schools to suffer again." - Anonymous source

Real time advantage for certain teams is useful information. It is so valuable to coach on the fly but an extreme disadvantage for the opposition if unaware of the rules. There have been several games where drones were used by only one team giving them the advantage. Many uneducated coaches have wanted to know how the hell it was possible since to use these devices and stated the association is not permissible without approval. Coaches said phone calls were not taken serious about allegations of unfair practices and did not feel comfortable writing a formal complaint in fear of retaliation. Many coaches and fans that reached out are saying drones are almost as bad as definitive transfers being allowed to play in 2018 after a 365 sit rule was implemented but other shenanigans allowed immediate or limited playing time.

So if you see a drone I guess post it online via social media so people are aware and maybe something will be done to create an even playing field. Especially if only one sideline is using the device and the opposition does not have the means to afford one. It is almost as bad as the end zone time clock only at a few district stadiums. If you can afford it you have the advantage. Another hot topic that has been overlooked and addressed.

Only time will tell if these unmanned aerial vehicles will vacate wins or impact the playoffs that are to be announced this weekend and again next weekend. It is already apparent nothing has been done about fluid transfers but at least many will be aware of the official unmanned aerial vehicles  (drones) policy headed into the postseason or offseason.