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Four-star commit looking at options

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Mitchell Parsons has closely watched Colorado's catastrophic start to the season and the four-star tight end who committed to the Buffaloes in March is highly concerned.
"I'm disappointed," Parsons said. "I was told it was going to be rough but I definitely wasn't expecting it to be this rough.
"I'm still committed to CU at the moment but I'm definitely seeing what else is out there. I'm committed to CU but I'm listening to other people."
Colorado was embarrassed at Fresno State, 69-14, this weekend and the Buffaloes have also lost to Sacramento State and Colorado State to start the season.
The Parker (Colo.) Chaparral four-star standout said because there are obvious concerns about how fast the program can be turned around he is at least investigating some other options.
On Sunday, Parsons talked with Vanderbilt coach James Franklin.
Washington and some other schools have also been in contact and because Colorado is playing so poorly there might be a window of opportunity for more programs to reach out especially if things don't turn around soon.
"I talked to coach Franklin and I've been talking to Washington and that's about it right now," Parsons said.
"I've reached out to a couple schools and some have responded but other than that it's been kind of quiet which I expected because no one really knows. I've been solid to CU for six months but I don't know."
Parsons, rated as the No. 10 tight end in the 2013 class and second in the Colorado state rankings by Rivals.com, said he's not necessarily concerned about coach Jon Embree's future at this point.
But bad losses to start the season and a challenging Pac-12 schedule ahead has compelled Parsons to possibly look at other options to see what the best choice would be come signing day.
"I'm not too nervous about coach Embree's future," Parsons said. "I've been told his job should be safe but I guess it's been tough. I don't think they'll be ready to compete here soon. I hope they will but from the looks of things it isn't really too good."
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