National signing day is a week away for high school football players around the country and Jay MacIntyre, the oldest son of Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre, still hasn't announced which school he plans to attend.

Mike MacIntyre has offered his son the opportunity to play for the Buffs. Last summer he said he was recruiting his son as a scholarship player who would most likely play defensive back and special teams. Toby Neinas, CU's special teams coach, is responsible for recruiting Jay MacIntyre.

Earlier this month Mike MacIntyre said he had no idea when his son might make a decision. Jay MacIntyre has visited multiple schools in the past year, some when he was still considering playing college basketball.

"It's not something we talk about every night," Mike MacIntyre said. 'There's things that come up, like I can't go on official visits with him cause we have official visits here. So I can't really be a dad doing that.

"Really, it's a blessing that he's that intelligent and that talented and he's kept his nose clean. I'm a very proud dad to say the least."

Mike MacIntyre is not prohibited from talking about his son as a recruit because he is his father first as far as NCAA rules are concerned.

Jay MacIntyre (5-foot-10, 175 pounds) played quarterback at Monarch High School last fall and previously at his former school in California prior to his father being hired by CU. Mike MacIntyre has made it clear he does not intend to bring is son to CU to play quarterback.


The MacIntyre family is acutely aware of the controversy the Colorado program endured throughout much of Dan Hawkins' coaching tenure in Boulder when Hawkins' son, Cody, was on the roster. Cody Hawkins completed his eligibility in 2010 as the Buffs' all-time leader in passing yards, attempts, completions, touchdown passes and interceptions. But fans often wondered whether Dan Hawkins played favorites when deciding who his quarterback should be.

Mike MacIntyre has said even without the recent history of a coach having his son play quarterback at CU, he wouldn't bring his son into the program to play that position. Mike MacIntyre played for his father at Vanderbilt in the 1980s and understands how a father-son-coach-player relationship works.

MacIntyre said he will not be heartbroken if his son decided to attend another school.

"It's his decision and he needs to do what he feels like is best for him," Mike MacIntyre said. "We'll just see how it all goes out." reports Jay MacIntyre has offers from Air Force, Wyoming, Northern Colorado, Indiana State, Montana and Lipscomb

Recruiting luncheon seats available

Colorado reports seats are still available for its annual football recruiting luncheon Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Denver Marriott City Center.

Athletic director Rick George, coach Mike MacIntyre and former CU quarterback Darian Hagan will address the crowd. George will update attendees on progress being made toward facilities improvements. MacIntyre will detail the recruiting class he signs the day before and Hagan will speak about the program and his experiences playing and working as a Buff.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. and lunch is served at 11:30 with the program to follow.

Tickets are $50 for CU season ticket holders and Buff Club members and $75 for the general public; tables of 10 are available at $550, with corporate tables costing $800, which include additional amenities including a CU VIP guest seated with the group.

For additional information and/or to register, call 303/492-5497 or visit; the deadline to register is this Friday, January 31.

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