Five Days of List-Mas: CO's underclass football players


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Whether you’re putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you’re making that special list for Santa, there’s nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we’re bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!

Today: The top underclassmen in high school football.

The state championships are over and the Class of 2012 had a great run, but it’s never too early to start looking at the impressive players in the Class of 2013 and beyond. Who’s going to rule the gridiron in Colorado next season? We give you the early rundown of who to watch for.

5. Forrest Wetterstrom (JR), Longmont, QB

Credentials: Threw for 1,774 yards and 26 touchdowns, also rushed for 865 yards and 13 scores, led team to 4A quarterfinals

4. Christian McCaffrey (SO), Valor Christian, RB/WR

Credentials: Led Valor Christian to state title; scored four TDs in state title game

3. Bernard McDondle (SO), Salpointe Catholic, RB

Credentials: Rushed for 1,178 yards and 19 TDs; teamed up with senior brother Cameron to lead Columbine to state title

2. Ryan Novak (JR), Heritage, QB

Credentials: Big arm and size (6-5/230) has earned him interest from CU, CSU, Oklahoma, OK State, Pitt, Texas A&M

1. Christopher Fox (JR), Ponderosa, OL/DL

Credentials: 6-foot-5, 285, ESPNHS All-State first-teamer, recruited by Colorado, Purdue and Michigan, among others

Tomorrow: The POWERADE Colorado Weekly Rankings.