Keegan LaMar always dreamed of playing football in the Pac-10 Conference someday. He even teased his dad Kevin -- a member of Stanford`s kickoff team for the infamous 1982 band-on-the-field play against Cal -- that he`d maybe like to play for USC or Cal.

LaMar never figured his chance at playing in the league would come in his hometown. But when the Colorado Buffaloes turn west to become part of the expanded Pac-12 next fall, the Fairview High senior will be in tow.

The 6-foot-1, 255-pound LaMar committed last week to join the Buffs as a preferred walk-on at long snapper, where he`ll compete with Ryan Iverson and Kyle Slavin for playing time.

LaMar said he had a similar offer from Colorado State, not to mention scholarship offers from various Division-II schools. The Buffs, he said, were later to the recruiting game, but the wait was worth it.

"I didn`t really think much about CU going into recruiting because they said they had a long-snapper," LaMar said. "... But they became interested."

LaMar joins fellow former FHS Knight Arthur Jaffee -- a senior defensive back next fall -- on the CU roster.