Henington maintains loyalty to Buffs

College football teams around the country are starting to figure out Tyler Henington is pretty good. The Mullen High School product insists, however, he is firm in his commitment to the University of Colorado.

College football teams around the country are starting to figure out Tyler Henington is pretty good.

The Mullen High School product insists, however, he is firm in his commitment to the University of Colorado.

"Oh yeah," he said. "As of now, I'm 100 percent. I've been talking to (other schools') coaches and have got a few offers. I'm going to keep talking to coaches, but I'm pretty set on CU."

Henington made a verbal commitment to Colorado in the spring. Since then, Syracuse and UCLA have offered scholarships to the 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive linemen. Other schools, such as Florida, Michigan and Oregon have contacted him.

"It's a good problem to have," he joked about all the attention.

Making a verbal commitment as early as he did, Henington has hardly rested. He has added nearly 10 pounds of muscle in recent months. His bench press is up to 350 pounds and his squat at 475.

"I've been lifting every day during the offseason," said Henington, who may add some offensive line duties to his plate this fall. "Right now, I'm the strongest I've ever been."

It's no wonder he's becoming a popular recruit. But, while he is not shutting the door on anyone, Henington sounded very happy about his future as a Buffalo. In fact, Henington said he's trying to sway others in his recruiting class to join him in Boulder.

Mullen offensive lineman Arthur Flores has received several offers, including one from Colorado. Henington said he's doing his best to get Flores to take CU's offer.

Mustangs quarterback Cyler Miles also has an offer from CU, but has committed to Washington. Until Miles signs a letter of intent, however, he can easily change his mind.

"I'm trying to get that guy," Henington said of Miles.

As for other top in-state recruits who have made out-of-state commitments, Henington said, "I think it's a huge mistake."

Chaparral's Shane Callahan is one of those. He spurned CU's offer and verbally committed to national champion Auburn. "My opinion, going all the way down to Auburn just doesn't make sense to me," Henington said of his former little league teammate.

Only time will tell if Henington is successful in his recruiting efforts. It seems to be a good bet, however, that Henington will be in Boulder when the 2012 season starts.


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