Marc Mustoe switched his commitment from UCLA to Colorado on Saturday and the Arvada (Colo.) Arvada West offensive tackle said he's been so excited about the Buffaloes' new coaching staff and the direction of the program that he felt it was the right move to make.
"The main reason really was the new staff," Mustoe said. "I believe the CU program is going to turn around and these guys will do it. They'll be the ones to turn it around and I want to be a part of it.
"At first I was just interested (in the coaching search) but as time went on I grew more interested and I wanted to see who they hired."
Mustoe, a 6-foot-7, 273-pound three-star prospect by Rivals.com, originally committed to UCLA in June and had stuck with the Bruins through a trying season but when Colorado went looking for a new coach and hired Jon Embree then Mustoe became even more interested.
The coaching staff that Embree is putting together played a big part in Mustoe's decision and the likelihood that Cal offensive line coach Steve Marshall will join the Buffaloes was just another added reason why Mustoe switched his commitment.
"It was exciting," Mustoe said of the coaching search. "They're going to put together a very, very good staff and obviously they have so far and watching that grow is exciting and that's where I wanted to be. They're going to be good.
"I loved UCLA but CU is the place for me. That's where I want to go to school. It was tough giving them the call but in the end it's just business."
Rivals.com rates Mustoe as the No. 55 offensive tackle nationally and fifth in the Colorado state rankings. Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Colorado State, Duke, Kansas State, Louisville, San Diego State, Utah and Wyoming were also involved in his recruitment.