Mitchell Parsons has been to Boulder many times and after a recent visit the four-star tight end from nearby Parker (Colo.) Chaparral said he knew playing football at Colorado was the right thing for him.
The 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect took an unofficial visit to Arizona State on Thursday and enjoyed his time but knew what he needed to do. Colorado was the perfect fit so he decided to end his recruitment.
"It felt like home," Parsons said. "They had an in-state junior day for like four or five prospects from Colorado and after that I had a gut feeling. I had a feeling in my stomach and I didn't really know what it was at first but I wanted to go to Colorado.
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"I prayed on it and slept on it and talked to my family and yesterday I took a visit to ASU. I enjoyed it a lot. The facilities were awesome, the coaches were awesome, they were all nice guys but it felt different than Colorado."
Because it is still so early in the recruiting process, Parsons even tried to slow things down and talk himself out of it but he kept coming back to the idea that Colorado would win out for him.
The Buffaloes are probably only taking one tight end in their 2013 recruiting class and Parsons did not want to miss out on his chance.
"I kept trying to talk myself out of it and thought I might want to take more visits and take my time," Parsons said.
"Boulder is an amazing place. I thought of them offering another tight end and committing and they're only taking one tight end this cycle and I wanted it to be me.
"I liked the visit to Colorado and I was up there a lot for basketball because we won states this year. I was up there for a weekend, it's only about an hour away, I've taken my girlfriend there a couple times and I love Boulder so that really sold it."
Rivals.com rates Parsons as the No. 11 tight end in the 2013 class.