Quarterbacks are the lifeblood of any college football team, and CU looks to be in good shape for the next half decade. Blake Stenstrom is part of that stability.
.@CoachChev6 on Stenstrom: “He is as polished of a QB coming out of high school as I’ve seen in the last 4 years. He has great feet, football IQ and football bloodlines. He has a bright future at CU.” https://t.co/UIF1D3RKvW— Colorado Buffaloes (@cubuffs) December 20, 2017
Stenstrom is another local recruit, playing at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch. He is an interesting prep quarterback, as his numerous offseason awards show that he has the talent, but the competition was fierce at Valor, with Blake sandwiched between two McCaffreys. He ended up being the backup his junior year, and splitting reps his senior. This depressed his stats a little bit, but he still showed more than enough talent to be a great get for the Buffs.
He can really spin it. Steven Montez has a cannon and Tyler Lytle is pinpoint accurate, but I don’t know if either of them showed as much touch and polish as Stenstrom. He’s already so ready. Stenstrom makes the right reads, uses the right amount of force on throws, and knows when to leave the pocket if he has to. He’s so comfortable stepping back from under center or shotgun, and looks natural as a QB. That’s what happens when your dad is an all-timer at Stanford.