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June 17, 2011Wiggins (Colo.) athlete, Taylor Risner said this week that he has been out of school for a couple weeks, but it seems like a couple of months. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder said he spent much of his time this summer around football in hopes of collecting a college football scholarship.
"I've either been at a camp, lifting or at 7 on 7 every day this summer," he said. I'm definitely getting better from each camp I attend.?My footwork is probably the biggest improvement that I feel."?
Risner is projected to play wide receiver or perhaps defensive back at the next level, but is the quarterback at Wiggins High. He passed for 1,624 yards and rushed for another 677 last season, in addition to 47 tackles on defense. Risner said he has been attending camps as a quarterback this fall in an effort to improve that part of his game.
When asked to recount the camps he has or will attend this off-season, Risner offered a long list.
"I started my summer at the Jeff Trickey camp, then Northern Colorado's Camp, Wyoming, Northern Arizona, CSU, CU and then am up at CSU for a two-day QB camp this week," Risner said.?"Then I'm off to a 7-on-7 in Northeast Colorado, the Denver Bronco 7-on-7, then (Colorado School of) Mines camp, Northern Colorado's 7 on 7, CSU Pueblo and finish up my summer with another camp at CSU and a 7 on 7 at Greeley."
Risner said he is also working out with a trainer at the House of Speed in Highlands Ranch in an effort to lower his 40-yard dash time.
"My best showing so far was probably at CU and is where I got the most interest," Risner said.?"I'm very interested in a couple other schools and will just have to see how the summer and fall season shapes up.?Right now I'm just staying focused on getting better for my team and our goal to win state."
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