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Lopez has Pac-10 favorite

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Anthony Lopez recently picked up an offer from Colorado and other things are looking up for the Gilbert (Ariz.) Mesquite standout who could play running back or defensive back in college.
The Buffaloes like Lopez on defense and he said that's fine with him and that he just wants a chance to get on the field. Colorado has not been talking to him for long but decided to offer in the last week.
"I talked to coach (Greg) Brown and he was talking to me and then I called him last Monday and they offered me so I wasn't talking to them really long," Lopez said.
"They have a good program. They've had a lot of people be successful and had some go to the NFL. I might go to the summer camp but I don't think I will so I'll probably take an official visit in the fall."
Oregon State is the favorite for Lopez, who rushed for about 1,500 yards and 21 touchdowns in his junior season. The Beavers really stand out in Lopez's recruitment and he said a trip to Corvallis this summer could be in the works.
The Arizona standout said he talks to Oregon State running backs coach Chris Brasfield every week. That Pac-10 program is clearly on top.
"I want to go to Oregon State," Lopez said. "I've always liked the program and the coaches and all the players they have there. I like the environment at Oregon State a lot, too.
"I like watching the Rodgers brothers. Just talking to the coaches, I really like them a lot. Me and coach Brasfield talk every week. He said they wanted to see me at summer camp and if they're going to offer they'd do it after that. I think they like me so I'm trying to get up there."
Other teams that are looking at Lopez include Arizona State and Boise State. Army and Montana have also offered.
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