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Hirschman is Big 12 bound

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Los Gatos, Calif., quarterback Nick Hirschman checked his e-mail Wednesday afternoon and found a message that helped him quickly end his recruiting process.
The message was from Colorado offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau, asking Hirschman to call him.
"I called him, and he offered, and it took me all of 4 seconds to accept," Hirschman said. "He was very excited and seemed pumped up, but there's no way he was more excited than I was."
The 6-foot-2, 212-pound pro-style passer had already talked it out with his parents, high school coach Butch Cattolico and quarterback coach Bob Johnson.
"We decided that Colorado was where I wanted to be, and I was lucky enough to get an offer from them," he said.
After a recent visit to CU's campus, Hirschman fell for all that the Buffs had to offer.
"When I went up, I fell in love with their coaching staff, the whole atmosphere, the school and the stadium," he said. "I loved it so much and it was really an easy decision. I'm very, very excited."
The new pro-style offense that Kiesau has announced he will implement this year also made Hirschman's decision easier.
"I do like how I fit in their offense. They run my style, and I enjoy that," Hirschman said. "I'm just ready to get a playbook and go down there and compete for a spot. Their offense seems very similar to what we do in high school, we run a very sophisticated offense and it will prepare me for the next level."
Hirschman is the fourth recruit to commit to CU's 2010 class. He received one other offer this spring from Harvard.
"I talked to coach Cattolico and he said Colorado was a great place to be with a great coaching staff," he said. "They're very up-and-coming even though people don't understand that they won a national championship in 1990, which is amazing."
Littleton (Colo.) Columbine athlete Danny Spond is also committed to CU and could play quarterback when he gets to Boulder. The competition doesn't bother Hirschman.
"I don't know what's going on with that but I have no issue with it," he said. "I have no probably with going out and competing for a position. I'm really excited about going to Colorado and excited that they want me to go there."
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