For the second year in a row Beaverton’s Evan Colorito (6-4 220 Jr LB/ TE) was one of the 6a state sack leaders. The most impressive thing about that is the fact that he’s only a junior. He accounted for 48 total tackles (5.3 per game) ,7 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries.
Colorito is ranked as one of the top 20 players in the state of Oregon for the class of 2013 and he will be attending the Army All American Combine in San Antonio during early January. Watching his film you see a rangy, athletic kid with speed that is just going to get bigger. His frame is big enough where 30 pounds of additional muscle would be easy to add once in college. He is very similar to Zach Walen of Lake Oswego in that his upside is off the charts, and they both possess NFL genes.
Evan is the son of Dr. Tony Colorito who was an all american at USC and played in two super bowls with Denver. As we have touched on before with other athletes, the benefits of growing up in a NFL household have been huge as Evan learned a lot of unique intangibles that speak to his success.
Colorito has been dominant on both sides of the ball for most of his life but did not play much offense last season. Beaverton (3-7) struggled offensively and should be looking to get the ball in hands as much as possible. He earned all league honors for the second year in a row, but the Beavers have gone (6-15) over the last two seasons. They graduate 30 seniors so Beaverton will have to reload in an always tough Metro Conference, and Colorito will need to be the guy that makes things go.
He will be one of the most recruited kids in Oregon due to the fact that he can play multiple positions on either side of the ball. He projects as an outside linebacker, but could end up anywhere. When asked about the 2012 season Colorito says, ” I want to fulfill my full potential, and go far beyond anyone’s expectations”. Evan should be one of the candidates for defensive player of the year next year, he is that good. We will continue to follow him on the camp and combine circuit during the spring and summer (NEI/Barton Tour), and wish him nothing but continued success.