Creer likes Boulder vibe

Running back Malcolm Creer visited Boulder over the weekend and has some options when it comes to choosing where he will play in college. For more on what he's thinking, get inside.

National signing day is just more than a week away and Malcolm Creer could announce his decision at any time between now and then. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound playmaker from Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, Calif., is giving heavy consideration to Colorado.

"Colorado was a good school," Creer said. "I liked the environment of the school and the environment and vibe around the students. I got used to the cold really quick. I didn't get used to the windy part with the cold mixed together, but otherwise it was a good view of the school.

"I like the new staff. I really like their vibe from the staff and seeing the other recruits that committed this year. It was a good feeling and a good experience to encounter at this age."

Creer was hosted on his visit by former Buff defensive back Cha'pelle Brown, who is back on scholarship this semester as he attempts to finish his degree. Wide receiver Paul Richardson also hosted Creer.

Creer said hanging out with Brown was one of his favorite parts of the trip. He said Brown beat him several times during a PopAshot competition at Dave & Buster's.

Creer holds offers from Colorado, Idaho State and South Dakota and it being recruited by Washington and Nebraska as well.

Creer said he hasn't decided when he will announce his decision. He said he will sit down with his mother and family and decide what school definitely fits him best.

Creer said he has a lot of respect for CU from an academic standpoint and that is a very big part of his decision. He was pleased to learn he could further his love of learning sign language at the school.

"I just think the academic part of the thing is my main goal and I'm really liking it at the moment," Creer said. "I'll always know I have somewhere to go if I need help."

Every school and coaching staff is different in terms of how they handle recruits making official visits, Creer said he liked how the Colorado staff takes an all-hands-on-deck approach with each recruit.

During his visit, Creer said he spent time talking with every member of the CU staff.

Another part of the trip Creer enjoyed was reviewing film of the new offense with offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. Creer said much of the film he watched was plays and looks utilized by the Minnesota Vikings, where Bieniemy has coached the past five seasons. Creer said it was cool watching Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in the scheme and thinking of himself making similar runs.

Creer said there is a lot of flexibility at the running back position in the offensive Bieniemy plans to use, and running backs are allowed to read the field and use their natural ability.

"I feel like I can relate to that offense in how I play," Creer said.

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