BOULDER — Jordan Gehrke, a second-team All-Region performer at Scottsdale Community College as a freshman last fall, has signed a letter-of-intent to attend the University of Colorado this fall, becoming the 21st recruit in the first lass inked by head coach Mike MacIntyre.
Gehrke, who won’t turn 19 until late July, will have four years to play three in eligibility. He joins 20 other recruits, all of whom were high school seniors, as a member of CU’s 2013 recruiting class.
He helped Scottsdale CC lead the nation in passing yards (355.2 per game), completing 174-of-366 passes for 2,388 yards and 22 touchdowns; he completed 51.8 percent of his passes and threw 14 interceptions. He was sacked just twice all season and also scored one rushing touchdown. His top game came in the season finale, a 71-29 win over Phoenix College, when he was 29-of-43 for 384 yards and seven touchdowns (three interceptions).
“He’s very athletic, extremely accurate, can make all the throws and is a bright young man in regards to football and in the classroom,” MacIntyre said.
At Scottsdale’s Notre Dame Prep, Gehrke was a second-team All-State and a first-team All-II Section III performer as a senior, when he completed 134-of-250 passes for 2,012 yards and 23 touchdowns (with just 10 interceptions). He also rushed for 133 yards (on 24 attempts) and scored twice. As a junior, when he was also a first-team All-Conference selection, he was 124-of-183 (a 67.8 percentage) for 2,358 yards with 24 touchdowns against only four picks; his long pass covered 78 yards and his passer rating was 141.
His top games as a senior included a 33-14 win over Salpointe Catholic, when he completed 13-of-25 passes for 271 yards and five touchdowns; in a 41-14 win over Cactus Shadows (15-of-28, 279, 3 TDs), in a 41-10 win over McClintock (11-of-15, 175, 3 TDs with a 6-yard TD run) and in a 28-24 win over Desert Mountain (10-of-21, 109, 3 TDs). As a junior, his best games included a 49-48 loss to Williams Field, when he was 14-of-18 for 359 yards and two scores (the 4A state semifinal game where he was stopped just short of the end zone on a 2-point try with 19 seconds remaining); and in a 42-14 playoff win over Mingus the previous week, he was 10-of-14 for 235 yards and four touchdowns.
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