Malik Noshi was born in Fort Collins, but he said he had never been to Boulder until Monday.

The 6-foot-3, 301-pound Arbor View High School (Las Vegas) offensive lineman was part of the Colorado Buffaloes' first wave of unofficial visitors.

"It went really good, really good, very nice campus. They just had us check out the campus, you know, I had a chance to talk with the coaches," Noshi said of his visit in an interview with BuffZone. " [We] just talked about academics and what CU has to offer."

Noshi said there were roughly 25 recruits in his group on Monday and he was the only player from Nevada. CU's Andy LaRussa is leading the recruitment for Noshi, who also had the chance to meet with offensive line coach Gary Bernardi.

"They said I was good, quick on my feet. They said they were very interested. I talked to the head coach; he said they were very interested in me," Noshi said.


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"I'm pretty aggressive. I'm strong and fast. I just move really well. I'd make a pretty good pulling guard. ... I enjoy pulling a lot, but I can run block, too."

Originally from Fort Collins, Noshi was happy to visit Boulder and the University of Colorado. He said his family moved to Las Vegas around his third-grade year in school and his sister is currently enrolled at Colorado State.

Colorado is one of the schools checking out the Vegas prospect, who prefers to play on the inside of the line. Noshi said he was "just not tall enough, really" to play tackle, although he has lined up at the position before. He said he has been in contact with Utah and Oregon so far in his recruitment.

Following his stop at CU, Noshi visited his sister at CSU and then headed back to Nevada to get in the weight room. He's also looking to improve his speed and technique for his senior season.

Noshi said he's hoping to get an offer from CU and plans to attend one of the Buffs' camps this summer.

"Sort of, they kind of hinted it," Noshi said on a potential offer. "LaRussa said you're going to get a scholarship somewhere, but hopefully you get one here and stay here, or something like that."

Check out Noshi's Hudl highlights here.

Unofficials continue on Saturday with some of CU's top targets for the 2015 recruiting cycle headed to Boulder to take in the Buffs' pitch. It's a pitch that features renderings of facility upgrades and renovations, the men's basketball team's battle with No. 4 Arizona and ESPN's College GameDay crew.

Regis Jesuit (Aurora) offensive lineman Tim Lynott and Moraga, Calif., tight end Tyler Petite both confirmed with BuffZone that they will be on CU's campus on Saturday.