Colorado lineman racking up the offers

The first offer for Marc Mustoe arrived only in February, but you would never guess that with the plethora of scholarship offers the Arvada West offensive lineman has accumulated since. Arizona State is one of the latest schools to offer Mustoe and he looks forward to learning more about his recent suitor.

"I've been getting letters from Arizona State for a long time," said the 6-7 270 Marc Mustoe. "But in the last month I was more and more in contact with Coach Craig Bray and they offered me yesterday. I don't know too much about the program but I was able to go to their website and their facilities look incredible. It's a nice place and it looks impressive.

"Coach Bray and Coach Smith told me that the team needs offensive tackles and I have had some good conversations with them not only about football but life in general."

Mustoe has already visited Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas State and Utah. He intends to visit Duke but has no other plans for any other combines or team camps in the upcoming months. All those schools have offered, along with Arizona, Louisville, San Diego State, UCLA, and Wyoming.

"All the recruiting can get a little hectic, but for the most part I'm enjoying it," Mustoe remarked. "I have a lot options where to play college football."

The lineman was named 2nd team all-conference as a junior and has recorded a benching mark of 270 lbs. and a squatting mark of 410 lbs.

"I need to work on my overall technique and knowledge of the game," Mustoe said of his skills. "I believe you can always improve no matter what level you play at. My size is a strength. I have long arms and move pretty well for my size.

"I currently play right tackle and that's where I'm probably going to play this season. I did play also at left tackle and some colleges want me to play at that position. It really doesn't matter to me because I can play both positions."

The Wildcats were 11-2 last year, losing in the state's quarterfinals. The lineman expects a different offensive approach in 2010, which could lead to better results.

"We were more of a pass team last year and hopefully this year we can run the ball more," Mustoe said. "We had a good season last year but we could have done better. This year we should do even better because we lost just two players on offense. Defense lost more players but I think they will come together."

Mustoe indicated that he would like to make his pledge this summer, but doesn't know if that date will be eventually pushed back to the fall or even the winter.

"The more you know about the schools the better of a decision you can make," the lineman said. "Distance doesn't make a difference to me. Education is important to me and I want to go to a good environment where I can enjoy living there for four or five years. I want to go to a place where it feels like home."

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