Nelson Spruce committed to Colorado in mid-December and this past weekend the Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake wide receiver had a chance to visit with the new Buffaloes' staff.
Spruce loved everything about Boulder and is certain he made the right choice.
"The first day we just took a tour of the campus, we saw the dorms and stuff, and the next day we saw the football facilities and we met the strength coach and the equipment guys so it was really cool," Spruce said.
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"One of the big things was meeting the coaches because that was one of the things that helped make my decision to go there. I finally got to sit down and talk with all of them on the visit. They all have really impressive resumes so I'm really excited to go to work with them."
Air Force, Colorado State, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico State, Northwestern, San Diego State, San Jose State, Washington State and others had offered Spruce, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound prospect but Colorado won out and a major reason was the new coaching staff in Boulder.
From afar, Spruce was impressed with their credentials. Once the three-star wide receiver met them this past weekend all of his positive thoughts were confirmed.
"A lot of them either grew up in Boulder or played there so they really have a lot of pride in the university," Spruce said. "They really told us how they want to become a family and stay close. That was important to me."
In his senior season, Spruce finished with 73 receptions for 1,292 yards and 18 touchdowns. He doesn't plan to take any other visits.