Marques Mosley committed to Colorado on Monday night but because his phone was dead and there was some miscommunication the news didn't get to those close to him until Tuesday.
That's when Upland, Calif., assistant coach Mike Esquivel confirmed the news that Mosley, a 6-foot-1, 174-pound athlete, picked the Buffaloes over offers from Michigan State, Nebraska and others.
"Marques did commit to the head coach of Colorado (Jon Embree) last night," Esquivel said.
"He felt it was time and went with his heart and picked Colorado. When he committed his mom knew nothing about it. Marques was not home and his phone was dead so there was some lack of communication there between him, his mother, myself and even our head coach (Tim Salter).
"But Marques did commit to Colorado and his mother is being real supportive. (Colorado offensive coordinator and running backs coach Eric] Bieniemy and I talked this morning to confirm as well."
Mosley rushed for five touchdowns, caught three touchdown passes and finished with 64 tackles so the Upland prospect can play multiple positions in college. Special teams were also one of Mosley's strength in his senior season.
He is expected to play cornerback for the Buffaloes. Mosley is so versatile though that Esquivel said he could see Colorado using him at numerous positions.
"Marques has game-changing ability," Esquivel said. "When the game was on the line, Marques is the guy we were going to. He never came off the field for us.
"Colorado recruited him as a cornerback but I could see them using him on special teams as well. He is one heck of a kickoff returner and punt returner. Marques has breakaway speed and on defense he is a hitter."
Upland finished 12-1 this season and its only loss came to Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta in the playoffs.