Keep up with the Colorado football commits for 2014 every Monday in the Afternoon Drive. Players are listed in order of commitment date to CU.
1. Isaac Miller, OL
After two weeks of practice, Silver Creek got back on the field and leveled Centaurus 47-6 to improve to 2-0. Adam Dunivan, who covered the Raptors' victory for BoCoPreps.com, said this about Silver Creek offensive lineman Isaac Miller: "A man among boys. He is worthy of the hype." The Raptors take on Summit this Friday in Lyons.
2. Grant Watanabe, LB
CU commit Grant Watanabe missed Brennan (San Antonio) High's 46-0 victory over Taft (San Antonio) with a minor injury that shouldn't keep him out long. Brennan gets East Central (San Antonio) on Thursday. According to his Twitter, Watanabe will be in Boulder for the Buffs' game against Fresno State on Saturday.
3. Chance Waz, S
Two games, two shutouts for the Hendrickson (Pflugerville, Texas) Hawks and Chance Waz. Waz's squad rolled past Leander (Texas) 52-0 with the CU commit recording 10 tackles. The Hawks hope to remain undefeated when they fly into Vandergrift (Austin) on Friday.
4. Cade Apsay, QB
CU commit quarterback Cade Apsay struggled out of the gate for Canyon Country (Santa Clarita, Calif.) on Saturday, going 3-for-7 with two interceptions. After that he fired off 12 straight completions and recorded five total touchdowns in the Cowboys' 48-0 trouncing of Westlake (Calif.). On his slow start, Apsay told the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, "I think it was a lot of nerves." The CU commit's final line: 15-of-20, 265 yards, 4 TDs passing, 2 INTs and 69 yards rushing and a score ... in three quarters of play. Canyon Country is off until Sept. 20 when it hosts Quartz Hill (Calif.)
5. Rick Gamboa, LB
Gamboa and Chaminade College Preparatory (West Hills, Calif.) lost a nail bitter 55-54 against Hart (Newhall, Calif.). Hart's defense stopped Chaminade's two-point attempt to close the game as CU 2014 target Donovan Lee was stuffed at the goal line. Giving up 55 points is never good, but in Gamboa and the Eagles' defense, Hart is loaded. Hart QB Brady White tied a school record with seven touchdown passes to go with 490 yards. The 2015 four-star is receiving interest from Cal, Florida, Oregon, Stanford, USC and others. Hart's main target, WR Trent Irwin, hauled in three scores and 179 yards. The four-star Irwin has a reported offer from Colorado for 2015. With numbers like that he won't remain a two-offer wide out for long. Chaminade returns to action on Friday at Valencia (Calif.).
6. Zac Brown, DE
It's been a slow start to the season for Zac Brown and the Patrick Henry (San Diego) football team. The Patriots dropped to 0-2 with a loss to Hilltop (Chula Vista, Calif.) over the weekend. Information on Patrick Henry football is tough to come by, so if you see anything please share it in the comments. Brown and the Pats look for their first win on Friday when they host Granite Hills (El Cajon, Calif.).
7. Dylan Keeney, TE
Granite Bay (Calif.) saw a 12-game win streak come to an end with a 30-14 loss against Folsom (Calif.). Keeney lined up on both sides of the ball in the Grizzlies' opener, playing linebacker and tight end for the defending state champs. The CU commit's team will have to take better care of the ball after a four-turnover performance when Freedom (Oakley, Calif.) comes to town on Friday.
8. Evan White, S
Cherokee Trail (Aurora) got in the win column with a 42-0 victory over Fort Collins, but Evan White didn't play. The CU commit was ejected in his team's week one loss to Chatfield and served a one-game suspension against the Lambkins. Trail heads to Gateway (Aurora) on Saturday.
9. Eddy Lopez, DT
Eddy Lopez and Coronado (El Paso) evened its record at 1-1 with a 66-21 victory over Hanks (El Paso). According to Maxpreps.com, Lopez had four total tackles and a sack. Lopez's Thunderbirds host 0-2 Chapin (El Paso) on Thursday.
10. Jase Franke, DE
Things got wild between Jase Franke's St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) Seraphs and Corona (Calif.) Centennial. 2014 Cal commit running back Tre Watson set a school rushing record with 466 yards (37 carries) to go with seven TDs as Centennial hung on for a 69-55 win. The two teams combined for an eye-popping 1,374 yards of total offense. Franke and the Seraphs slip to 1-1 with the loss and are off to Redlands (Calif.) East on Friday.
11. Sam Bennion, DE
Three, it's the magic number. Logan High School's defense stifled Bountiful, giving up three points as Bennion and the Grizzlies chalked up their third victory, 10-3. After recording five total tackles against Bountiful, Bennion heads to Ogden on Friday with 4-0 on the line.
12. Elijah Rodriguez, OL
Elijah Rodriguez helped Cypress Creek (Houston) kick off its 2013 campaign in style with a 51-19 victory over Klein (Texas) Oak. There were Internet rumblings last week that LSU is interested in Rodriguez; stay away Les Miles and company. SEC, sigh. Cy-Creek takes on Cy-Ranch on Thursday.
13. Christian Shaver, DE
In another shootout, Christian Shaver's Jordan (Utah) Beetdiggers fell 59-36 to East Salt Lake (more than 1,000 yards in total offense). The Beetdiggers aim for .500 on Saturday when they host Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) at Rio Tinto Stadium. Rio Tinto is the home of MLS team Real Salt Lake, so that should be real fun for the Beetdiggers players, coaches and faithful.