Colorado football 2014 commit Grant Watanabe and the Brennan Bears are headed to state. The future CU linebacker's team defeated Houston Stratford 31-7 at the Texans' Reliant Stadium in the 4A Division I semifinals on Friday night. Brennan advances to the championship game against Guyer High School (Denton, Texas) on Dec. 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington; they play prep football in big stadiums in Texas.
MySanAntonio.com reports: "Brennan's defense gave up its sixth touchdown of the season but not much else, as it held Stratford to 173 total yards. Brennan has now outscored opponents 816-51, as the 24-point win was its second-closest game of the season."
"Playing in the state championship game will be the greatest reward we've ever gotten," Watanabe told MySanAntonio.com. "I think we've intimidated some teams with our defensive numbers, and we want that. We're going to go all out for four quarters, and we're not going to stop."
In other CU commits still playing news: Donovan Lee, Rick Gamboa and the Chaminade Eagles take on Hart tonight in a CIF state championship Southern California Division II bowl game. The two teams met earlier this season with Hart winning 55-54 in overtime.
LATimes.com reports: "The winning team will have to deal with practicing in the middle of finals next week in preparation for playing the Northern California winner in the CIF state championship Division II bowl game on Dec. 21 at StubHub Center in Carson."
Official visitors in Boulder
The CU football program is hosting another round of potential Buffs this weekend. The official visitors range from the committed to the Buffs (Cade Apsay) and the committed to the Ducks (Glen Ihenacho).
Canyon Country QB and CU commit quarterback Cade Apsay
ITS BEAUTIFUL HERE #CO— Cade Apsay (Captain) (@Cooool_c) December 13, 2013
Serra (Gardena, Calif.) DB and Oregon commit Glen Ihenacho
Colorado doe!— Quack. (@GItheDUECE_) December 13, 2013
What do you think of Colorado? - Lovely weather. http://t.co/TMl1hPLe6o— Quack. (@GItheDUECE_) December 14, 2013
Rasheem Green gets an offer from CU
Per his Twitter activity earlier this week, the Buffs have extended an offer to 2015 five-star defensive tackle Rasheem Green out of Serra. The junior DT is a tank: 6-foot-5, 269 pounds per his Rivals profile. He already has a long list of offers and is ranked as the No. 8 prospect in the nation for 2015 by the recruiting service. If anything, Colorado is going big with its offers. Green's highlights are below.
Received an offer from Colorado today #gobuffs— Mr.Green (@ras_green) December 11, 2013