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Creer picks up big offer

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Malcolm Creer has picked up an offer from Colorado and now the Pacific Palisades (Calif.) Palisades running back has switched up his visit schedule as well.
Creer will take a trip to visit with the Buffaloes' coaching staff this weekend and will not go to Nebraska as previously expected. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound prospect still plans to visit Washington next weekend but if other offers come in that could change as well.
Colorado has quickly moved up for Creer, who finished with 1,270 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns on 120 carries in his senior season. On defense, he had 40 tackles and three interceptions including a city record 108-yard INT return for a touchdown.
"I've been talking to those guys and coach (Eric Bieniemy) the most," Creer said. "Coach E.B. is a cool guy, a guy I can relate to and joke around with and a guy I know that will push me to my full potential and will put me on the right path on and off the field."
New Colorado coach Jon Embree and Creer talked on Wednesday night and the Southern California running back said he's excited to visit Colorado this weekend. No commitment is expected until Feb. 2 so schools still have a window to get involved with him.
Creer said he informed Nebraska assistant coach Marvin Sanders, who's handled his recruitment, that he won't be headed to Lincoln this weekend. Neither Nebraska nor Washington has offered Creer at this point.
"(Embree) was excited to welcome me to the family and he's excited to meet me personally this week when I go out there," Creer said. "Just talking to him, I know I'll have a warm feeling going to Colorado.
"I was going to go to Nebraska but when Colorado finally offered I decided to go to Colorado because they're offering. I called coach Sanders to say I'm going to go here because they're offering. They understood. They said they're going to keep in contact with me down the stretch."
South Dakota, Eastern Washington and Idaho State have all recently gotten involved with Creer, who said he still plans to visit Washington next weekend but if the Huskies don't offer and others come in then his schedule could change. It could be a numbers crunch with Washington so that's something Creer is keeping a close eye on.
"It's just a numbers game with them," Creer said. "They're waiting to see if this person commits to see if they can give me a scholarship. I'm hoping they offer but at the moment Colorado is at the top."
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