One future Colorado Buff is working hard this off-season preparing for his first fall camp as a CU Football player.
BuffPlayBook.com began a feature Getting to Know your future Buffaloes a couple of weeks ago and continues to visit with current signees.
We recently caught up with California offensive lineman Colin Sutton.
Sutton admits he has been working hard this spring to prepare himself for college football.
“I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life so far,” Sutton said in a recent interview. “I have lost 10-pounds, I’m working out with a group of guys that have signed with Pac 12 schools, we are going through Juggernaut training.”
Sutton had previously committed to the former coaching staff at Colorado and admits he was a little worried when he heard about the change. That changed quickly after he met the new coaching staff.
“I was pretty scared,” Sutton said. “Once I heard that they had hired Coach (Mike) MacIntyre I was relieved. He is a great coach I was very happy he was hired.”
Another coach that has impressed Sutton is his new future offensive line coach Gary Bernardi.
“I got the chance to watch Coach Bernardi coach during a spring practice,” Sutton said. “He is a great coach, I can tell I can learn a lot from him. I like the way he coached his players.”
Coach MacIntyre has made a great first impression on Sutton.
“He is a great football coach,” Sutton said. “He knows his stuff, he is an amazing person and a great coach. What he did at San Jose State was incredible.”
Coach MacIntyre and Coach Bernardi had a message for Sutton during his spring visit.
“They told me to make sure I was in shape and be ready to work,” Sutton said. “Coach MacIntyre told me he was excited to have me as a part of his family and team and told me to get ready to do great things at Colorado.”
Sutton feels at home on the Colorado campus.
“We have family in Colorado,” Sutton said. “We use to live in the Colorado Springs area. I love the Colorado fans, it feels like home to me.”
Sutton a 6-foot-5, 290-pound athlete will enter fall camp without any expectations other than to work hard.
“I have a good work ethic,” Sutton said. “So I wouldn’t rule out early playing time, I will go and give it my best shot and see what happens.”