Warren Miles Long had been receiving the most recruiting mail from Colorado but it was nothing he deemed too serious so he was a little surprised when the Buffaloes offered him in recent days.
Colorado joins Northwestern on the offer list for Long, a 6-foot, 190-pound three-star prospect from Union City (Calif.) James Logan.
"I had been talking to them," Long said. "Out of everybody they've been sending me the most mail. I've been talking with them the most.
"They're in the Pac-12 so that's obviously appealing. They play USC, UCLA so that is really good, too. I'm just happy to have another offer. I definitely want to learn more about the program."
Long, who rushed for 1,094 yards and 16 touchdowns in his junior season, is being recruited by Colorado as a safety. He said playing on either side of the ball is fine with him as long as he gets a chance to get on the field.
"I don't mind at all," he said.
Oregon continues to show interest and Long said the Ducks are supposed to stop by his high school soon.
He attended the Cal spring game and said he had a good conversation with coach Jeff Tedford so he's hoping to keep that relationship going.
One of his early favorites was Stanford but the Cardinal have not been in much contact at all so Long said while he'll still keep an open mind about them he's also realistic and is opening himself up to all opportunities.
"I haven't been hearing much from Stanford at all," Long said.