April 6, 2011

Risner gets a look at CSU practice

With the basketball season past, Wiggins (Colo.) athlete Taylor Risner is beginning to put together a schedule for the camps he plans to attend. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound athlete has a busy slate with hopes of earning his first scholarship offer.

Risner is a dual-threat quarterback at Wiggins. Last season he rushed for 677 yards and nine scores, while passing for another 1,624 yards and eight touchdowns. He also accounted for 47 tackles a season ago.

While he plays quarterback for Wiggins, it isn't a solid bet that he will be a collegiate signalcaller. For that reason, getting into camps becomes more important for Risner, who said he plans to attend camps (both 7-on-7 and individual) at Colorado, Colorado State, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado and Wyoming among others.

His trip to Fort Collins this summer won't be his first. Risner was in Fort Collins last week to check out the CSU program during a spring practice.

"I thought it was awesome," Risner said of his CSU practice experience. "Definitely a change from our practices at Wiggins, that was for sure. It is a change in tempo. It was just spring and the entire day they are go-go-go. As far as what I saw, it looked great, it looked fun."

Risner said he got some time to talk with the Colorado State coaches, despite the fact they were busy with practice. He said each one had one thing on their mind.

"Really, even Coach Fairchild had asked when they were going to get me into a camp," Risner said. "They asked how do I think I would fit into this program. They said to watch what was going on get as close to the players as I could, take that home and figure out how I would fit into the program."

Risner will get another chance to expand on the idea of how he would fit into the program when he attends three camps in Fort Collins this summer.

"I am going to three of their camps, so they can get a look at me," he said. "I am going to two skill position camps and Steve Fairchild's passing academy camp." I'll be a wide receiver at one skills camps."


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