Recruiting never stops.
Especially when you have taken over a struggling football program and have been given the responsibility of rebuilding it.
It appears that Coach Mike MacIntyre and his staff realizes this and how important recruiting is to the Buffs Program.
Colorado had a visitor over the weekend, a 2013 prospect that had interest from over 30 schools across the country.
Connor Center, a 6-foot-7, 250-pound athlete from New York was so impressed on his visit to Colorado he committed and signed his letter of intent before returning to New York Sunday afternoon.
BuffPlayBook.com caught up with Center Sunday evening to get his thoughts on the Buffs and why he chose Colorado over several offers including ones from Syracuse and Miami.
“Colorado is such a beautiful place, a great college atmosphere and it so much better than I expected it to be,” Center said. “I love the stadium, it’s really cool, I really connected with the coaching staff.”
It appears that Coach Klayton Adams built a solid relationship with Center and played a major role in his decision.
“I spent a lot of time over the weekend with Coach Adams,” Center said. “They are recruiting me to play tight end and if I continue to grow probably offensive tackle in the future. Coach Adams talked about my future with the program and I really connected with him.”
Even though Center hasn’t played organized football, the opportunity to sign such a big athlete with a lot of upside was too good of an opportunity to pass up.
“The Colorado coaches really like how athletic I am,” Center said. “I move and run well, they told me that they will teach me the game of football.”
Center wasn’t sure he would make a decision on his visit or wait until he got home, he realized Sunday morning while eating breakfast with the coaching staff that Colorado was where he belonged.
“I knew it was a great fit for me both personally and athletically,” Center said. “I had breakfast with the coaching staff, I just got the feeling I was already at home, that this was the place for me. It was great getting to know the Colorado coaches as people and not just as coaches.”
Center will be eligible to play for the Buffs immediately and will enroll in the second summer session on June 23rd .