National signing day was three weeks ago, but the Colorado football team may not be done with its 2016 recruiting class.

The Buffaloes are interested in adding a safety from the junior college ranks, and one of their targets, Kyle Trego of Diablo Valley (Calif.) College, is taking an official visit to the CU campus this weekend.

"I'm excited to see what it's really about," Trego said.

Trego does not yet have a scholarship offer from the Buffs, but said, "(CU head coach Mike MacIntyre) told me he wasn't going to fly me out there if they weren't 100 percent sure I was the guy that they wanted."

A 2015 graduate of Liberty High School in Brentwood, Calif., Trego turned down scholarship offers from Division II schools, as well as Air Force, last year.

Junior college safety Kyle Trego earned all-state and all-conference honors this past season at Diablo Valley (Calif.) College.
Junior college safety Kyle Trego earned all-state and all-conference honors this past season at Diablo Valley (Calif.) College. (Courtesy photo)

"I turned it down because I wasn't ready to make a football commitment and after that have a military commitment," said Trego, who also played volleyball in high school.

At DVC, Trego had an interception, fumble recovery and two blocked kicks in his debut. He finished the 10-game season with 50 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four interceptions and three blocked kicks. He also added 20 pounds, going from 170 to 190 on his 5-foot, 11½-inch frame. He earned all-state and all-conference honors this past season.

This cycle, Trego's lone Division I offer came from Eastern Michigan, but he turned that down "because I know I can compete at the tier I level. I waited it out and Colorado came through. I believe I can play in the Pac-12, so that's why I'm trying to see what's going to go down this weekend."


If Trego does get a scholarship offer from the Buffs this weekend, there's a good chance he'll accept it, sign a letter of intent and be ready to go this fall.

"I'm hoping it falls into place," said Trego, who has been recruited by MacIntyre and co-offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini. "If that happens, I'll just have to talk it over with my dad. It could happen."

After gambling on himself by turning down other offers, Trego believes he can be a major asset to the Buffs.

"I'm very good at anticipating plays," said Trego, who has displayed that skill on film. "I have a very good football IQ; I'm a good leader once I get comfortable with the team; and you'll always see me hustling."

Trego has four years to play three seasons.

Brian Howell:, on Twitter: @BrianHowell33.