Freshman tailback Michael Adkins II is getting a lot of attention this week after his nice debut performance against Oregon State. He's not the only freshman running back making an impression, though.
CU head coach Mike MacIntyre said that Phillip Lindsay, from Denver South High School, has turned heads. Lindsay seems fully recovered from a knee injury that wiped out almost all of his senior year at South last year.
"Lindsay has really improved," MacIntyre said. "His knee has just gotten better and better and better. In the last two weeks, he's just been cutting and moving. He's given us a great picture on the show team (this week). I've been very impressed with him."
In addition to Lindsay, MacIntyre mentioned several other true freshmen -- all who are likely to redshirt -- that have stood out: receivers Bryce Bobo and Elijah Dunston, offensive lineman Sam Kronshage and defensive ends Markeis Reed and Derek McCartney. ... Oregon running back Byron Marshall was a high school teammate of MacIntyre's son, Jay, and current CU freshman Ryan Severson at San Jose's Valley Christian High.