Cherry Creek running back Milo Hall might not be the tallest player on the football field, but he might be the quickest. Bad news for Creek's opponents, the Bruins' leading rusher is just a junior.
The 5-foot-8, 180-pound Hall rushed for 1,404 yards and 14 touchdowns on 170 carries and averaged 33 yards per kick return in 2013.
"I'm a smaller back, so I don't look like power backs do," Hall said in an interview with BuffZone. "I'm resilient, speedy, run behind my blocks real well. The key is using your blocks, that's what I do."
Hall's performance this past season caught the eyes of Colorado's football staff as the Buffs have invited him to their junior day event.
"CU just invited me up to the junior day, I'm excited for that," Hall said, adding he likes CU recruiting coordinator Troy Walters.
It will be the second junior day for Hall after attending Colorado State's event on Feb. 1.
"It went well, I feel like they're building a program, pretty sweet," he said.
"They just had us walk around the campus, they showed us the new football facilities, the classrooms, basically just showed us what it's like to be a student athlete at CSU."
Hall said he learned from sharing the Creek backfield with senior Nathan Starks, who signed to UCLA earlier this week.
"It was good. I liked him a lot. He taught me a lot and I taught him a lot. We both competed the whole season and got it done," he said.
Colorado, Colorado State, UCLA and Missouri are a few of the schools showing early interest in Hall.
"It's going good right now. I'm just trying to find what schools I like personally and what schools like me. I'm trying to build that right now," he said.
"I just started hearing from UCLA, CU and CSU, hopefully I can get a couple of more Pac-12 schools and maybe Nebraska."
The 2015 prospect is looking to play even faster as a senior.
"I went to the Army National combine and I ran a 4.5 [40-time], but my hamstring was bothering me. I don't personally count that, but it's on record," Hall said.
"Just speed. Speed mostly. I need the breakaway speed. ... speed's a big part for me," he said on what he's hoping to improve on for his final prep campaign.
As you've likely guessed, Hall is also a sprinter on Creek's track team.
"Last year was my first year running, as a sophomore I ran an 11 flat [in the 100-meter]. So hopefully I can shave it down to a 10.8, 10.9," he said.
A busy offseason for the Creek junior includes 7-on-7 action with one of Colorado's top squads. Hall's team is headed to the Pylon Elite 7v7 Tournament in Las Vegas, which runs from March 14-16.
It's a Colorado All-Star prep lineup.
"I'm friends with all the Cherry Creek guys, which is Jaylon [Jones], Tyus [Carter] and Joe [Parker]. Me and Austin Conway, we grew up together. And Eric Lee, we just started talking a few months back. I met JoJo [Domann] up at CSU, he was in my group. He was paired with me and Brian Dawkins Jr.," Hall said.
So what's Hall's dream school?
"It was Washington, but I don't see myself going to Washington any more. Right now it's probably CU," he said. "I just want to be a Buff."
Hall will get a chance to show CU just how quick he is on junior day.