July 23, 2009

Evergreen quarterback comes to CSU camp

Evergreen High School (Col.) quarterback Trevor Olson is about to renew acquaintances with Colorado State this weekend as he goes to Fort Collins for the Colorado State football team's Senior One-Day Camp. If marks the second time the 6-foot-5, 210-pound signalcaller from Evergreen has been on-campus.

"I went to their quarterback clinic sometime in June," Olson said. "They said I had a really good camp, but I didn't have too strong of a season last year, so they want to see how I do on the field this year. I am going to their senior day on the 25th."

Last season Olson rushed 56 times for 245 yards and five touchdowns. Through the air he completed 101-of-210 passes for 1,416 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions on an Evergreen team that went 4-6. This off-season he said he has some definite areas he is trying to improve.

"I feel like I have improved in all areas," Olson said. "Something I need to improve is staying balanced when I throw. Sometimes I get off-balance and there is a fluctuation on where the ball goes. I need to concentrate on being more accurate."

Olson said he is in contact with the CSU coaching staff through email on regular basis and despite being a Colorado kid, he didn't grow up a big fan of either Colorado or Colorado State, instead taking a shine to the Wisconsin Badgers, his parents home state. Olson did say he has talked to the Buffs staff and they are interested in trying him as a receiver if he wasn't able to dazzle them at the quarterback position.

In addition to Colorado State, Olson is also hearing from Florida, San Diego State, Oregon State and Boise State. Florida recently invited him down for a camp.

"I went down to their (Florida) camp earlier this year," Olson said. They said I had a really good camp. They said they would look at me and they handed an offer out to a kid named Jesse Scroggins and they are waiting for him to make his decision and they will see where we go from there. I have been in contact with their quarterbacks coach (Scott Leffler) quite a bit.

"They said I had good ball speed. they said when I was balanced I was very accurate and for how big I am I had good footwork."

Currently, Olson holds no scholarship offers, but is hoping that changes after the camp on Saturday. He said he has one thing in mind for this weekend's working.

"Just showing the coach that I have improved even more since June," Olson said.

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