Sullivan "Sully" Wiefels picked up an offer on Monday that he couldn't turn down.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound American River College (Sacramento, Calif.) offensive lineman received a call from the Colorado football program, the Buffs wanted to offer him a scholarship. The call came on the heels of a decommitment from the Buffs by Houston offensive lineman Elijah Rodriguez.
"I was actually on my official visit this last weekend. It was awesome, it was really good," Wiefels said in an interview with BuffZone, adding he was one of two visitors in Boulder this past weekend. He said the other visitor was a local quarterback, but couldn't recall his name.
"Being able to see the type of program that Coach Mac's built up there and the atmosphere that whole football program has is something really special. I just wanted to be a part of it," Wiefels said.
Wiefels originally planned to play for Hawaii, but later gave a silent verbal to Colorado State. CU's offer was the icing on the recruiting cake.
The Rivals three-star prospect holds reported offers from Hawaii, Idaho, Sacramento State and Texas State as well as the Colorado schools. He played right guard as a freshman at American River and moved to right tackle as a sophomore.
"I was basically, like you say, kind of soft verbally committed to Colorado State. I had the opportunity to take the trip to Colorado and see what's going on 45 minutes down the road from there," Wiefels said.
Colorado running backs and tight ends coach Klayton Adams was the lead recruiter for Wiefels and the Buffs made a favorable impression on the lineman who will have three years to play two seasons of Pac-12 football.
"The staff has been recruiting me for this entire season and a little bit from my freshman season, mainly pretty hard this year. It finally got to the point where I had the opportunity to receive a scholarship and come play for them.
"After I was talking to coach (Gary) Bernardi in my meeting, he's really looking for someone on the inside. Either guard or center," Wiefels said.
It's been a whirlwind week for the Eagle, Idaho, native.
"I played at Eagle High School, which is in Eagle, Idaho. Right outside of Boise ... now I'm here (in Sacramento)."
Wiefels' next stop will be in Boulder, a town he enjoyed during his visit and compared to Boise. Boulder is part of the reason Wiefels plans to sign with CU on Wednesday.
"Boulder, just in general. I was kind of unlucky the whole time I was there it was snowing a little bit," he said.
"I didn't get to see the mountains a whole lot, but even without that it's a beautiful town. It reminds me a lot of Boise in terms of the size of community. And there are awesome people in town. They seem to embrace being a part of that Colorado football team."
After his upcoming graduation at American River, Wiefels will pack up and head for CU, arriving on June 2.
"I graduate at the end of this spring semester," he said
"Moving from Eagle to Sacramento was pretty big at first ... I've enjoyed it here though. I've had the opportunity to meet some great people and make the best of it. ... I'm going to make the best out of Boulder."
Wiefels is the fourth player from the Sacramento area to pledge to CU's 2014 class. He joins defensive back Ahkello Witherspoon and tight ends Dylan Keeney and Hayden Jones. CU has already received a verbal commitment for the 2015 class from Sacramento linebacker N.J. Falo.
Wiefels' Hudl highlights are available here.