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First offer comes for sleeper OT Collura

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Despite not starting a game to date, Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha offensive tackle Dan Collura pulled down his first scholarship on Tuesday. The 6-foot-6, 270-pounder pulled the offer from a Division I program.
"I called the coach at Buffalo and he told me that they had an offer for me," he said. "He pretty much said he liked my performance at camp and that I had good grades and said I have a scholarship offer."
For Collura, the offer is big.
"It really shows all the work I've been putting in so far has been for something at least," he said. "It really means I have to play my best this year."
Collura discussed the Bulls more.
"I went up there for camp and saw the stadium and it's all really nice," he said. "I know my older brother was being recruited by them for a little bit. He said the school is pretty nice and I like that the head coach works with the offensive line a lot. He seems like a guy I could really trsut to make me the best player I could be."
More impressive than just the offer is the fact that Buffalo was one of only three camps for Collura this summer.
"I only went to Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Villanova," he said. "The other two basically want to see game tape.
"I'm also hearing from UCF and was talking to Duke, but I haven't heard from them in awhile."
While recruiting is just starting to pick up, football is Collura's main focus as this will be his first year starting.
"It really is a big year, I've got to show out more," he said. "I don't really have too much to compare it to since I didn't play last year, but I feel I've grown exponentially since last season."
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