It should be obvious at this point: Karl Dorrell loves the tight end position. His best collegiate offense at UCLA featured Marcedes Lewis as the leading receiver. He currently has 12 tight ends on this upcoming Colorado Buffaloes roster. It makes total sense that he would lock down yet another tight end in the 2022 recruiting class.
Zach Courtney hails from Post, Texas, a town of 5,000, just southeast of Lubbock. It’s fair to call that “the middle of nowhere”, which may contribute to Courtney’s relative recruiting obscurity. The 6’6, 250-pound athlete (he will play tight end for the Buffs) starred at Post High School on both sides of the ball. Like many native Texas, it only took him one trip to Colorado to sell him on a future with the Buffs. He chose CU over offers from BYU and many other regional programs.
Call me an old school offensive mind, but there’s few things more satisfying than a tight end starting his highlight tape with 2 minutes of complete pancakes. Courtney is going to be your classic in-line tight end. This is not an Antonio Gates or Jimmy Graham situation. Courtney, like Brady Russell, will be an asset in the run and pass game. He obviously has the athleticism to make plays in the receiving game, and his frame makes him a tough cover for any defensive back. As a blocker, he is ferocious, long, and finishes plays very well. It will be hard to keep him off the field, no matter the down and distance.