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Matthews names Pac-12 favorite

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Isaiah Matthews has four offers but one is definitely the clear leader as the Redding (Calif.) Enterprise athlete prepares to make his commitment before his senior season.
Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State and Wyoming have offered so far and Matthews said the Buffaloes are definitely the frontrunner in his recruitment.
"I think they stand out," Matthews said. "They've been around the longest and I've been talking to them the longest. Colorado is probably the one I'm enjoying the most right now and the one my family likes the most.
"I haven't been out there yet. I still need to visit."
The 6-foot, 210-pound three-star prospect who looked good at the RCS Northern California earlier this spring has not visited Colorado but he has a good grasp on the coaching staff.
He likes how the Buffaloes' staff thinks about its players and it's one major reason why Colorado stands out the most in his recruitment.
"I like their philosophy and the way they handle things," Matthews said.
"I like what they stand for and how they get their players to be better people. They focus on winning football games but they make their players better people and that leads to winning more games and that's their thought process."
The Pac-12 program stands out most for Matthews but he doesn't want to commit just yet. The Northern California prospect said he wants to wait at least a few months before making his decision.
UCLA, Boise State, Washington State, Fresno State, San Jose State and Sacramento State are all showing interest but Matthews definitely wants to make his college choice in the coming months.
"I want to wait a little longer," Matthews said. "I want to be committed before the beginning of my senior season. I just want a chance to go out and visit the (Colorado) campus. I still need to make sure I like the campus.
"I don't want to be dealing with all the recruiting stuff during my season. I really want to put all the focus on my team."
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