Earlier this week, Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles defensive tackle Max Tejada landed his first offer.
"Colorado State offered me," Tejada said. "They told my coach that they were offering me because their coach had to leave in the middle of our practice. He just said that the offer was on the table and that they would be getting in touch with me soon to just talk more."
The 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive tackle said that the offer was a nice surprise and solid reward for the work he is putting in at practice.
"It was really nice," Tejada said. "I feel like I had a real good practice yesterday and a lot of scouts were out there, mainly for John (Theus) but I feel I've done very well against him during scrimmage and in certain drills. I just think a lot of coaches liked what they saw."
In addition to the Rams, Tejada said he is receiving correspondence from around 30 schools while also regularly hearing from numerous schools that are dropping by Bolles. At this point, he feels a trio is pretty close to offering him.
"As of yesterday, Troy was really close as is UCF. I think those two are close to offering me," Tejada said. "Louisville is also very interested. Their coach told me he would be in contact with me later on. I think they may offer me pretty soon."
Due to participating in weightlifting, wrestling, and track and field, Tejada had been unable to take any visits prior to the spring season. When spring concludes, he plans to participate in a camp at Alabama as well as Miami, as well as possibly a couple other smaller schools.
At this time, Tejada claims Alabama as his favorite but has not received significant interest from the Crimson Tide. He attended their game at South Carolina last season.