Sabino QB A.J. Skaggs commits to NCAA DII power Colorado State-Pueblo

Sabino prolific passing quarterback A.J. Skaggs has decided to continue his football career at Colorado State-Pueblo, an NCAA Division II program that won a national title in 2014.

Skaggs, 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, passed for 4,553 yards in 26 varsity games starting his sophomore season in 2018. He completed 64 percent of his passes (331 of 517) with 50 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in his career.

The Sabercats played only two games in 2020 because of COVID-19 protocol. If Skaggs played a full season, he could have approached 7,000 career passing yards.

“I chose CSU-Pueblo because of the opportunity they were giving me and the tradition of football up there,” mentioned Skaggs. “Their program and the way they run things reminds me a lot of Sabino which was a big reason in why I wanted to go there.

“When I go up I will be majoring in Business and hope to get my master’s after five years.”

A total of 46 players have committed or signed with a football program (Sahuarita QB Gabe Elias has signed with Dixie State’s wrestling program):


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