Heritage’s Erik Olsen to remain in state with CU Buffs

TE prospect added to 2021 class


Whenever the Karl Dorrell era officially kicks off, the first-year Colorado football coach will hit the field with some recruiting wins in his back pocket.

Another one arrived Saturday on the Fourth of July. In a decision that set off fireworks across Buffs Nation, tight end Erik Olsen from Heritage High School in Littleton announced his verbal commitment to join the CU Buffs’ 2021 recruiting class.


Last week, Olsen announced he had whittled his options to CU, Notre Dame, Stanford, Washington, and UCLA.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Olsen caught 28 passes for 533 yards and eight touchdowns last season for Heritage.