Evan Baylis has already visited Colorado and Colorado State and now the Aurora (Colo.) Grandview tight end is planning some other visits to get a sense of what other colleges have to offer.
Baylis, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound recruit, is expected to visit Boise State later this month and then hit Michigan and Oregon during his spring break at the end of March. That will give him a better idea of what he likes after seeing both in-state programs.
"I'm pretty open about it," Baylis said. "I'm trying to get to as many campuses as I can just to get a feel for all of them. I like all the coaches I've talked to and they're pretty cool about everything. They're telling me how they run their offense and they're asking me to come out there on a visit.
"I'll have more of a variety of seeing some campuses. There are some other places I want to see too but at least I'll have some variety other than the in-state schools."
So far, Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State, Michigan and Indiana have offered Baylis, who said he's also started talking with Stanford, Cal and Utah. In his junior season, he finished with 22 catches for 298 yards and five touchdowns.
Trips to Colorado and Colorado State were valuable but Baylis said he also wants to get out and see what else is available. Staying close to home is definitely an option though after seeing both places.
"I really like (Colorado)," Baylis said. "I've been up there a couple times already and I've talked with coach (J.D.) Brookhart and coach (Jon) Embree. They're great guys. They all know about the national championship team they had there and they're trying to bring it back. They are recruiting hard for people and they're bringing a good football team there.
"I've only been (to Colorado State) once. They just put a lot of money into all their facilities. The weight room is really nice, the locker room is nice and they have an indoor field. The coaches seem pretty cool. I haven't gotten much time to spend with the coaches but I was going to one of their spring practices. From the looks of it I really like the school but I haven't gotten to talk to the coaches much."