Since joining the Pac-12 conference, Colorado has made an increased effort to recruit California. On Friday, the Buffaloes received a commitment from a talented wide receiver, in Bryce Bobo (Covina, Calif./Charter Oak). The 6-foot-2, 175-pound wideout made a name for himself this spring, performing very well at several passing tournaments. It was enough to earn offers from Idaho and Colorado, and Bobo said that for the past two weeks after earning the offer from the Buffaloes, he had been thinking about committed.
"I felt like their football team is really family based," he said. "All the coaches are really genuine and they made a good first impression with me and my family. They made it seem more at home."
Bobo said the uphill climb Colorado is undertaking was a selling point and a reason he wanted to jump on board.
"I like how they're trying to make a name for themselves," Bobo said. "They used to be a national power and they are looking to show people they deserve to be in the Pac-12. It reminds me of what me and my team are going through."
Colorado struck gold with a California receiver two years ago in Paul Richardson, and they hope Bobo can have the same impact. He caught 53 passes for 834 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior. Bobo said he doesn't expect much trouble acclimating to the Colorado offense, as it is a similar pro-style look that he runs now at Charter Oak.
Though Bobo hasn't yet visited the campus--he hopes to soon--there is no doubt in his mind that he made the right decision.
"It's a relief knowing that I don't have to worry about who I'm getting recruited by and I can focus on my education," he said. "I feel like it gives me more of a reason to work harder and put forth more effort."
Bobo is the eighth overall commitment and first wide receiver in Colorado's 2013 recruiting class.