Colorado has had its struggles but Delvon Hardaway said he knows a Pac-12 offer carries a lot of weight plus he's been talking with the coaching staff so he was thrilled to hear the Buffaloes recently offered.
The Los Angeles Dorsey wide receiver does not plan to start taking official visits until December so a commitment is not expected soon but Hardaway said there is interest in Colorado.
"I went to their camp that they had in San Diego and I did really well," Hardaway said. "I had been talking to coach (Eric) Bieniemy a little before that but nothing really heavy.
"We were just talking and after I had a good showing at their camp they told me I was high up on their board but at the moment Devin Ross from Alemany had just committed so they were full on receiver commitments. But (Bieniemy) called me and offered me."
The Buffaloes' assistant coach talked with Hardaway in the last week and now Colorado is on board with San Jose State as the two schools that have offered.
Colorado is off to a slow 1-3 start with some bad losses but Hardaway said they've shown promise especially coming off its first win last weekend against Washington State.
"They're young," Hardaway said. "They're struggling but they're starting a lot of young players. They have a lot of room to improve so I'm not counting them completely out of my recruiting process because they do have some good things going.
"It's great to pick up a Pac-12 offer to get that recognition and for someone to want my abilities in that conference."
Other than his two offers, Hardaway said he's hearing from Colorado State, Oregon State, UCLA and Nevada.
Through four games, Hardaway has three touchdown catches and averages more than 21 yards per catch so more offers might be on the way.
"I plan to keep my recruiting process open until I'm 100 percent sure on my decision," Hardaway said.
"I don't plan on taking any official visits until December when the season is over. I'm going to keep it open and see where it goes."