The Colorado Buffaloes in their heyday often mined the gridiron's of California football. New coach Dan Hawkins took a page from the program's past and landed one the Golden State's top offensive line prospects.
Three-star offensive Garth Gerhart (6-2, 299, 5.2) from Norco, Calif., has thrown his hat into the ring with the Colorado Buffaloes.
"I love the coaches, I love the campus and I love the state," Gerhart said. "Coach Hawk (Dan Hawkins) is coming and think he's going to turn the program around and win a national championship.
"I felt comfortable at Colorado," Gerhart said. "I just love it."
"I will take only one visit and that will be Colorado."
Gerhard had 11 offers and he chose CU over offers from Colorado State, Utah, Boise State, Hawai'i and Boston College were the other schools he was considering.
The Buffs land a player who earned all-league, all-county, all-CIF, all-area and all-state.
The newest Buff is doing the job in the weight room, too. His current bench is 385 and his squat in 605 pounds.
Gerhart is rated by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 12 offensive center prospect for the class of 2007. He also made the Rivals.com California top 100 team landing as the Golden State's No. 74 prospect at any position.
Nice get for Colorado.