One Colorado athlete’s decision to be part of Mike MacIntyre’s first full recruiting class for the Buffs was easier than expected.
Jay MacIntyre, the eldest son of the Buffs head football coach, made his decision public this morning at his Monarch High School, deciding to join his father at CU.
“I’m really pumped up about it,” MacIntyre told BuffPlayBook.com. “I’m really excited about it. I made my final decision last Thursday and I haven’t had one regret since.”
MacIntyre, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound athlete is rated as a three star prospect by Scout.com. According to the talented athlete, he will get a shot at play on either side of the ball for the Buffs.
“Either at slot receiver or defensive back,” MacIntyre said. “Definitely not at quarterback.”
MacIntyre’s decision came down to two schools, Colorado and Wyoming.
“I really liked it at Wyoming,” MacIntyre said. “I really liked their coaching staff. When I went on a visit there I didn’t think anything would sway me from CU, at the end of the day my heart was with the Buffs.”?
Coach MacIntyre stresses a family atmosphere with all of his players, something that Jay got to experience first hand the last few years.
“I have always been a part of the locker room on gameday, seeing how he is and how passionate he is about the game,” MacIntyre said. “Getting to be a part of that locker room in a bigger way, being a part of helping him turn this thing around is definitely a dream come true.”
The MacIntyre family is also very excited about it. Coach MacIntyre got a waiver signed by the NCAA so he could attend his son’s signing day ceremony this morning at Monarch High School.
“It was a very cool experience,” MacIntyre said. “I have always looked up to those guys on national signing day, today I got the opportunity to be one of those guys. My dad was there along with my mom and little brother, the big surprise was that my sister from Texas flew in and surprised me. It’s been a great day so far.”
MacIntyre accounted for 1,682 yards of total offense and 1,298 all purpose yards on 97 touches. He also was named to the All-State First team.