Recent graduate Luis Gastelum has committed to playing football at Adams State and attending the Division II school this fall.
“No player on our team made more improvement from his junior to senior year,” said Head Coach Jason Jewell. ”Luis was a backup defensive lineman as a junior and turned into a 1st-team all-region offensive tackle, in one of the best regions in the state, as a senior. I am so proud of how he developed, not just as a player, but as a person. Luis turned into a leader and a kid that could be counted on by his teammates.”
He will play for Head Coach Jarrell Harrison at the NCAA Division II school located in Alamosa, Colo. The Grizzles play in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
He was a 6A Northeast Valley Region first-team selection by the coaches after leading the offensive line in front of running back David Lopez. The Broncos averaged 146.0 yards per game on the ground. Lopez recorded 1,551 rushing yards on the season, the second-best total in the 6A Conference, the 11th-best total in the state, and the eighth-best all-time single-season mark in school history. He rushed for a school-record nine consecutive 100-yard games to finish the season, recording 200 or more three times.
Gastelum, who is also a graduate of Brophy’s Loyola Academy, is the 18th player from the Class of 2023 to make a collegiate commitment to play sports and the third from the football program.