Rasmussen ready to play for Colorado

Kory Rasmussen of Hawaii is one of several defensive linemen on their way to Colorado in the fall.

It's no secret the Colorado Buffaloes need some help on the defensive line.

That's why head coach Jon Embree signed 10 of them to the 2012 class.

One of those linemen, Kory Rasmussen from Honolulu, is eager to get to Boulder and make his mark.

"I'm always looking to play no matter what sport I'm in," Rasmussen said. "No sense going if you don't want to fight for a position, right?"

A three-star defensive tackle from Kamehameha Secondary school, Rasmussen made his choice to be a Buff before Christmas and said he'll finally make his move to Boulder in the first week of July.

Listed at 6-foot, 3.5 inches and 260 pounds during the 2011 season, he has added 10-15 pounds since then.

"I'm sticking to my workouts five days a week," he said. "I'm just training and running and getting ready for the next level."

The next level is a challenge Rasmussen is prepared to tackle.

"High school was fun, but I'm ready to play at the next level," he said.

Regardless of his competition at CU, Rasmussen hopes coaches will have a tough time keeping him off the field.

"I'll just come out and give my best, and if it's good enough ... I believe that the coaches should just always put the best players on the field and I'm just hoping I'm the best," he said. "I'm going to give it everything I have when I get up there."

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