Hentges attracting attention of big-name colleges

Helias’ Hale Hentges works through a block during the final day of the Crusaders’ football camp Friday.

Helias’ Hale Hentges works through a block during the final day of the Crusaders’ football camp Friday. Photo by Kris Wilson.

Hale Hentges can make a good first impression.

Lorenzo Williams and Brandon Coleman were new assistant coaches last year in the Helias football program. It didn’t take long for the former Missouri Tiger duo to come to a conclusion about Hale as an incoming freshman.

One day, in fact.

“We all knew Hale was good,” Helias head coach Phil Pitts said. “But here were two guys from the outside, who had never seen or heard of Hale before, and they both said after one day that he reminded them of Chase.”

As in former Missouri tight end Chase Coffman. And Hentges has left a similar impression on college coaches.

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