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Van Hook has Pac-12 option

VISALIA, Calif. -- Stephen Van Hook remains committed to Fresno State, but he is seriously considering a Pac-12 school after it offered him on Friday.
Colorado offered the Perris (Calif.) Citrus Hill three-star outside linebacker, and the connection is that new coach Mike MacIntyre was recruiting Van Hook all along during his coaching stint at San Jose State.
The Buffaloes are being seriously considered by Van Hook, who committed to Fresno State in September but suddenly has a lot to ponder.
"They just offered me because the San Jose State coach wanted me atthat school so they offered me when he got over to Colorado," Van Hook said. "I'm very excited about the offer."
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound prospect said Friday at the Cal State Game that he will play out this week and then return home to talk over options.
During a media session, Van Hook was on his cell phone more than once talking things over with his family. He said he wants to consider all his options and figure out the next steps.
Fresno State still has his commitment, but Colorado is getting serious attention.
"It's Pac-12 football, and that's very exciting," Van Hook said. "I'm going to talk it over with my dad, and I'm going to talk it over with my coach to see what he says and just get advice from some other people.
"I'm still committed, but I might open it back up if anything happens."
Van Hook finished with 62 tackles, including 13.5 sacks, this season.
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