Three of the state's top baseball players announced their college commitments in the past few days, with Legend (Parker,)
shortstop Bobby Dalbec
scoring the most high-profile program.
Dalbec, who batted .444 with five home runs and 21 RBI last season for the Class 5A state runners-up, announced on his Twitter feed that he had committed to national champion Arizona.
"Dream come true! Just committed to play at the University of Arizona and be a wildcat!" Dalbec posted on his Twitter feed at @BobbyDalbec.The Denver Post
has more on Dalbec's commitment.
Shortstops Brody Weiss
of Regis Jesuit (Aurora)
and Michael Burns
of Columbine (Littleton)
also notched Division I offers. Weiss verbally committed to UC Santa Barbara, while Burns accepted an offer from Wichita State.
In addition, two Colorado basketball players committed to Division I programs. Austin Sparks
, who played at Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch)
last season but has since transferred to Fairview (Boulder)
for his senior season, will play at South Dakota, according to the Post
. The 6-foot-8 Sparks post 14.7 points and 8.5 rebounds a game last season.
Also, The Gazette
reported Mikayla Reese
, a 5-8 guard from Sand Creek (Colorado Springs)
, verbally accepted an offer from Oklahoma State. Reese, who will be a junior, averaged 13.6 points last season.
It has been anything but the dog days of summer for a handful of Colorado athletes who recently solidified their college plans.