With high school football season right around the corner, the Pikes Peak region athletes are eager to get back under the Friday night lights. The top 50 football players to watch are highlighted in The Pikes Peak Gazette, written by Lindsay Smith, featuring eight Jenkins Elite athletes. The Jenkins Elite athletes have been training hard all offseason and are ready to show off their skills to the rest of the state. Here are the Jenkins Elite athletes to keep your eye on during this upcoming season:

Kaden Dudley (WR) Palmer Ridge- Dudley played his first year at Vista Ridge, but will finish his remaining three years at Palmer Ridge High School. During his offseason, Dudley started working with Palmer Ridge as well as Jenkins Elite. After starting with Jenkins Elite in Spring 2018, Dudley has become recognized as one of the top 2021 wide receivers nationwide.  After gaining an invite to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, being named the USA Football Denver Regional MVP, and training all offseason with Jenkins Elite, Dudley is going to be a key asset to the Palmer Ridge Bears this upcoming season.

 

 

 

Gavin Herberg (QB) Pine Creek – Herberg, a Pine Creek offensive threat, has been working with Jenkins Elite since August 2015, which has given him years to develop his skills. His footwork and speed was utilized this passed year by getting some experience playing under center with Pine Creek. With only seven interceptions on the year, Herberg racked up 175 rushing and 148 receiving yards.

 

Ty Evans (QB) at Palmer Ridge – Evans led the Palmer Ridge Bears to a state championship in 2017 with 3,627 passing yards with a .625 completion percentage and only seven interceptions. The 2017 Gazette Preps 3A-1A Football Peak Performer of the Year and 2017 Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year has focused his offseason efforts on honing his skills and get ready to lead the Palmer Ridge Bears to a back-to-back state title. Competing in the most elite camps in the country, Evans has only strengthened his spot as one of the top 10 2019 quarterbacks in the nation. Evans has been apart of Jenkins Elite since August 2015, known as one of the Jenkins Elite originals.

 

 

 

 

Orlando Westbrook (QB) Harrison – Westbrook finished his junior season with 1,848 passing yards with a .648 completion percentage. Proving himself as a dual-threat, Westbrook ranked second on his team in rushing yards with 511 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. Starting with Jenkins Elite in February 2018, he has already shown a lot of improvement during his offseason

 

Anthony Costanzo (WR) Palmer Ridge- Anthony Costanzo showed up on The Pikes Peak Gazette’s “50 days until Kickoff: Freshman Football Players to Watch”, also written by Lindsey Smith. Coach Chris Clarke, from Palmer Ridge, said to The Gazette, “Anthony Costanzo will be a starter at WR for us, tall guy with a lot of developed, natural skill and instinct to go up and get the ball. He will be an impact player of offense and defense as a freshman.”

 

 

Daniel Bone (S) Pine Creek – Bone has been training with Jenkins Elite for the last six months to ensure his success on the field continues this upcoming season. Known as one of the top 4A safeties in the state, Bone collected five interceptions and 66 tackles during his junior season. Bone gave Pine Creek an advantage over Pueblo South during the 4A state championship with two receptions for 35 yards as a receiver.

 

 

Eddie Kyle (WR) Pine Creek – Kyle will enter his junior season as the top returning receiver, after being behind Wyatt Wieland and Danny Fuhr during last season. He earned 226 receiving yards, as well as being a stand out returner, with 132 yards on only two returns. Kyle has been coached by Jenkins Elite since August 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deuce Roberson (WR) Palmer Ridge- With an average of more than 100 receiving yards per game and 21.5 yards per catch, Roberson finished his sophomore season ranked second in the state. Roberson had two 200+ yard performances and had less than 90 all purpose years just two times last year. Deuce has been training with Jenkins Elite for two years and has continues to shock the state with his record breaking performances.

 

 

 

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