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Center of attention: Durango’s Joshua Bates raking in big college football offers

Durango Herald

Cover picture for the articleJoshua Bates is a big man going big places. In the final week of his sophomore year, the Durango High School football star has found himself in rare company. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound center had a special 48 hours Thursday and Friday, as he received scholarship offers from the University of Colorado, Colorado State University and the University of Oregon following the Demons’ 2020 state championship season and a winter and spring loaded with exceptional performances at showcases around the country.