CU boulder pic.twitter.com/iPywa0xtDS— Dillon Middlemiss (@big__d75) February 23, 2014
Pomona High School junior offensive tackle Dillon Middlemiss was in Boulder on Friday to take in the Buffaloes' first spring football practice. He left town with his first scholarship offer.
"It was coach Mac," the 6-foot-6, 270-pound Arvada product told BuffZone when asked who offered for Colorado. "It felt pretty good coming from CU. My dad went to CU, so I've been a Buffs fan since I was a kid.
"They showed me their practice and I got to meet some players and talk to the O-line coach [Gary Bernardi] some more. I love it up there. They said, you know, when you're ready, if this is truly where you want to [commit]. Coach Mac is really serious about when you commit, you've got to stay committed."
It wasn't the first trip Middlemiss has made to Boulder and he said he'll be back for the spring game on April 12.
"I've been going [to Boulder] quite a lot," he said. "During the season I came up and watched a couple of games and then they had me up for the junior day, and then just today."
The Buffs are not alone in the quest to land Middlemiss. There are more offers to come for the 2015 prospect and he said he's playing out the recruiting process before making a choice.
"I'm hearing from CSU and I'm going to Wyoming's junior day tomorrow," Middlemiss said, adding he doesn't have a dream school, but CU is "definitely up there."
Middlemiss was in Northern California last weekend to compete in a Rivals camp; mixed results for the Colorado prep standout.
"It was good, too many guys there," Middlemiss said of the camp. "It's hard to get reps, it's hard to stand out."
Middlemiss said his parents joined him in Boulder on Friday and they were excited he received the offer. He plans to study mechanical engineering in college.
Colorado's head coach could ultimately be the deciding factor for the Pomona tackle.
"He's a great guy," Middlemiss said. "I think he's going to really continue to turn around the program."
Middlemiss' Hudl highlights are available here.
So excited. I just my first offer from colorado. pic.twitter.com/yQGAn7LJqf— Dillon Middlemiss (@big__d75) March 7, 2014