Who could blame anybody for getting caught up in the excitement of Saturday’s game between rivals Kansas State and Colorado? The Buffaloes beat K-State on a 64-yard touchdown pass to Ron Monteilh with 5 seconds remaining, and it looks like CU also scored a major commitment for 2006 minutes after the game.
The Buffs landed a commitment from Denver Mullen offensive lineman, Chris Guarnero. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound guard prospect started all 13 games for Mullen as a sophomore and earned second-team all-conference honors. This year he’s helped Mullen to a 10-1 record and a Pourdre in the second-round.
“Coach Barnett had offered Chris a few weeks back,” Gary Guarnero, Chris’ father, said. “And after comparing Colorado’s football program to other schools like Kansas State, Oregon, Missouri and Alabama, some of which also offered him or showed sincere interest in him, we’ve decided that the University of Colorado was Chris’ choice.”
Guarnero said it was an easy decision.
“I wanted to stay in state,” he said. “I’m excited about it. I love the coaching staff. I love everything about Colroado, and I wanted to stay near my family. I wanted to be near home, so it was a really easy decision for me. I’m so excited, and coach Barnett was too when I told him before the game.”
Guarnero, who also had an offer from K-State, is one of the lead blockers for running back Maurice Greer, the No. 1 player in the state of Colorado. Greer was torn between K-State and Colorado heading into this weekend’s game between the Wildcats and Buffs.
“Coach Barnett said I need to get to work on recruiting Greer,” Guarnero said. “I hope I can get him to come with me. I believe I can.”