Another young man from the I-5 Corridor has landed an offer to play football in the Division 1 realizing a dream that he has worked hard for. Liam Talty of State Championship Sheldon High School has been offered a scholarship by Northern Colorado. The rangy defensive end finished last season as a rising star and he keeps adding to that persona with his efforts this Spring.
Finding a fit would be the issue and like most kids the Big Sky schools were the first to offer.
“Coach Chris Smith talked to me in the afternoon and we talked about what other schools are interested in me and what Northern Colorado has to offer me. We talked about their academic programs that I’d be interested in and also about what kind of player I am and want to be,” said the well spoken Junior. “A couple hours later he called me back to say that they wanted to extend me an offer!”
Northern Colorado has shown a persistent interest in kids from the Northwest and know very well the caliber of athletes we have to offer. Liam is one of several kids we expect the Bears to offer this year and we are so grateful for their interest.
How does Talty feel having had a chance for it to sink in?
Liam paused and thought for a moment then offered, “I feel really good about this. I have been working really hard without really knowing if colleges would notice. Having the reassurance that colleges are aware of me is awesome! It’s just an amazing feeling.”
No doubt because just a few months ago he heard from us that he was on our list of Top Prospects for 2014. Something he realized was part of the pay off for competing in such an impressive way last Fall.
He is hearing from others as well.
“Air Force has talked to my coach and they are going to come visit Sheldon soon. Boise has sent me a letter saying that they want to me to attend their camp along with SDSU. I’ve also talked to Coach Poppe at Harvard and Coach Smith at Columbia,” added Liam who is an excellent student.
The 6’4″- 225 pound Defensive End / Receiver is adding muscle and going to be a real handful this year for teams to stop. He was a big part of the Championship game and is an innate play maker in so many ways.