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, Silver Creek (Longmont)
3A's No. 1 Silver Creek fell 31-28 on a last-second field goal by Frederick sophomore kicker Dalton Nelson. The Isaac Miller-led Raptors offensive line helped running back Anthony Kasper rush for 115 yards and quarterback Ben Sjobakken throw for 234 and two scores. Silver Creek looks to get back on track when it hosts 3-2 Northridge (Greeley) on Friday.
2. Grant Watanabe, LB, Brennan (San Antonio)
Another game, another dominating shutout by Grant Watanabe and the Brennan Bears. Watanabe and the defense pitched another shutout in a 62-0 victory to improve to 5-0. Brennan has outscored its opponents 259-21 and gets 3-2 Brackenridge (San Antonio) on Saturday. The Bears will have a tougher time with Brackenridge QB Ramon Richards, who has committed to Oklahoma State.
Brennan is on a roll and people are taking notice. "I think our name's gotten out there more," Watanabe told MySanAntonio.com. "We've shown that we're better than last year and we're going to make some noise."
3. Chance Waz, S, Hendrickson (Pflugerville, Texas)
Chance Waz, No. 3 in the above video, and the Hendrickson Hawks are also making noise in Texas. Waz recorded 11 tackles in his team's 35-28 victory over Cedar Ridge to help the Hawks to their first 5-0 start in school history. Hendrickson has only surrendered 36 points this season and takes its undefeated record to 4-1 Stony Point (Round Rock, Texas) on Thursday.
"Tonight sends a big statement," the CU commit Waz told the Austin Statesman. "I feel like winning tonight with that big of a lead made a statement that we're a team that needs to be respected in the district."
4. Cade Apsay, QB, Canyon Country (Santa Clarita, Calif.)
Colorado quarterback commit Cade Apsay fared well (26-of-41 for 347 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions) against Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.), but Canyon Country suffered its first loss 45-21 against its toughest opponent this so far this season. Apsay also rushed 11 times for 33 yards. The 3-1 Canyon Cowboys go to 2-2 Steele Canyon (Spring Valley, Calif.) on Friday. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Apsay's senior stats: 986 yards passing, 12 TDs, three INTs with 34 carries for 120 yards and a touchdown.
5. Rick Gamboa, LB, Chaminade (West Hills, Calif.)
Chaminade had the week off and will host the aforementioned Notre Dame on Friday.
6. Zach Brown, DE/LB, Patrick Henry (San Diego, Calif.)
Zach Brown and Patrick Henry also had last week off. The 0-4 Patriots shoot for their first win on Friday against 2-3 Monte Vista (Spring Valley, Calif.).
7. Dylan Keeney, TE/D, Granite Bay (Calif.)
Dylan Keeney and Granite Bay won a close one, escaping Pittsburg (Calif.) with a 39-35 victory. Keeney had one catch, a 15-yard touchdown. The future CU target is up to seven catches for 231 yards (33 yard average) and three scores this season. 3-1 Granite Bay looks to keep it rolling on Friday at 0-4 Lincoln (Stockton, Calif.).
8. Evan White, S, Cherokee Trail (Aurora)
Evan White's Cherokee Trail improved to 4-1 with a 49-0 blow out victory over Smoky Hill (Aurora). The Cougars have a big one on tap for Friday when 4-1 Trail hosts Dave Logan's 4-1 Cherry Creek.
9. Eddy Lopez, DT, Coronado (El Paso)
Coronado moved to 4-1 on the season with a 35-20 victory over Eastwood (El Paso). CU commit Eddy Lopez recorded three solo tackles, five assists in the win. He now has 17 solo tackles, 13 assists and two sacks for the Thunderbirds. Coronado hosts 3-2 Franklin (El Paso) on Thursday.
10. Jase Franke, DE, St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.)
St. Bonaventure lost 38-24 against Alemany (Mission Hills, Calif.) to slide to 3-2 on the season. Franke, No. 56 in the video above, and the Seraphs host 3-2 Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.) on Thursday.
11. Sam Bennion, DE, Logan (Utah)
Logan remained undefeated (6-0) with a 56-23 victory over Bonneville (Washington Terrace, Utah). Sam Bennion was credited with two solo tackles, an assist and two of his team's seven and a half sacks. Bennion now has 17 solo tackles, 13 assists, five and a half sacks and he's caused two fumbles. Logan hosts Sky View (Smithfield, Utah) on Thursday, a team that has won five in a row after an opening-season loss.
12. Elijah Rodriguez, OL, Cypress Creek (Houston)
Elijah Rodriguez and Cypress Creek won an overtime thriller 28-21 over Cypress Springs (Houston). Rodriguez and the Cougars are 4-0 for the first time since 2009. Cy-Creek's line paved the way for running back Terrell Aldridge, who carried the ball 33 times for 143 yards and score. Recruiting information is sparse for Aldridge, but with the numbers he's putting up on an undefeated team, he might make a nice under-the-radar target for some college programs. Cy-Creek aims for 5-0 on Friday against visiting 1-3 Jersey Village (Houston).
13. Christian Shaver, DE, Jordan (Sandy, Utah)
Christian Shaver and the Beetdiggers are back to .500 (3-3) after rolling 42-0 past Copper Hills (West Jordan, Utah). Shaver recorded two solo tackles and had a quarterback hurry in the 'Diggers' big win. He now has 23 solo tackles, nine assists, three sacks and has caused and recovered a fumble.
The 'Diggers' victory got so frustrating for Copper Hills that the team's offensive line coach was fired and the head coach suspend two games for allegedly using foul language toward referees. Jordan looks for a less-drama filled game on Friday at 2-3 Alta (Sandy, Utah).