Castle Rock (Colo.) Douglas County offensive tackle Ethan Adkins might get overshadowed a little bit on the national scene by fellow in-state blue-chip offensive lineman Ryan Miller.
But Adkins is getting plenty attention on his own and at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds, he's got the build to be ready to play in college quickly.
"I try to stay as low as I can and I try to hit the defender before he gets out of his stance," Adkins said.
He did it quite well last year and is now getting attention from all over the Midlands Region.
"I'm mainly hearing from Oklahoma State, Colorado State and K-State," he said. "I'm getting mail from Iowa State, Washington, and a couple things from Arizona State, too. I've been trying to keep in touch with Iowa State because they seem really interested, but we haven't been in touch over the last week or so.
"Colorado is kind of sticking out the most to me. Then it goes K-State, Oklahoma State, and then probably Colorado State. I didn't grow up a huge fan of Colorado, but the whole in-state college thing was what I rooted for."
Adkins has offers from CU, CSU, K-State and OSU at this point.
"I like Colorado because they have a great new coaching staff and the team had already been having a bunch of success over the past few years," he said. "I went to one or two of their games when I was younger, too. I'll probably go to the Colorado camp and then I don't know from there. When I went up there a few weeks ago to watch their practice their line coach said they'd love to have me come to their camp."
Adkins has a busy May April lined up.
"Every weekend I'm at a college," he said. "I'll be at Colorado State this weekend, Colorado on the 15th, and then I'm planning on going to Oklahoma State on the 22nd. Kansas State's camp is on the same day as the Oklahoma State camp, but I already went there at the beginning of March when I went there for a basketball game.
"I'll probably make a decision in the next couple months. I plan to have a decision made by the end of June or the middle of July. Colorado doesn't have a big lead right now, but they are definitely the leader."