Mission Viejo, Calif., teammates Matt Bahr and Brian Lockridge loved their official visits to Colorado this past weekend, and even though both players were on the verge of committing they wanted to wait things out a little longer.
Well, the wait is over.
Both Lockridge, a two-star all-purpose running back, and Bahr, a fast-rising offensive line prospect, called Colorado coach Dan Hawkins earlier this afternoon to tell him that both are Colorado Buffaloes.
"It was just too nice," Bahr, who is 6-foot-4 and 261 pounds, said. "I fell in love with the place, and it was the perfect fit for me. Brian felt the same way. I fell in love with the coaches, players and everything was perfect. I didn't want to commit on the trip because it would be an impulse decision, but I came back home and talked things over with my family.
"I could tell even my dad, who is a big Washington fan that wanted me to wait a little longer, was sold. He could see how excited I was about Colorado."
Bahr said the double commitment went down on a three-way call between Hawkins, Lockridge and himself.
"We told coach Hawkins we were ready to commit," he said.
"Coach Hawkins started yelling and screaming. He was very excited for both of us. I'm also excited now because recruiting is out of the way. I'm excited about getting the next five years of my life started."
Both pledges bolster CU's class to 20 and could push the Buffs even higher up the national recruiting rankings. Colorado is currently ranked as the nation's No. 21 team in the Rivals.com team rankings.