Getting to know your future Buffaloes

It was an easy decision for one California athlete to make the move to Boulder along with the coaching staff from San Jose State that he had previously committed to before deciding to become a part of the Colorado Football family. Go "Inside" this feature story on Ryan Severson to see why he decided to sign with the Buffs.

It was an easy decision for one California athlete to make the move to Boulder along with the coaching staff from San Jose State that he had previously committed to before deciding to become a part of the Colorado Football family.

Ryan Severson from Valley Christian Schools in San Jose California, build a solid relationship with the coaching staff in his home town.

When Mike MacIntyre was hired as the new head coach at the University of Colorado, it was an easy decision for Severson to make the move to the Pac-12 school.

BuffPlayBook.com recently caught up with Severson to find out what led him to sign with Colorado on National Signing Day.

"Coach (Klayton) Adams recruited me while he was at San Jose State," Severson said. "I really built a great relationship with him and Coach MacIntyre. When they were hired at Colorado I instantly wanted to go with them. When they called me to take an official visit to Boulder I couldn't wait."

It only took one trip for the Minnesota native to Boulder for the talented athlete to fall in love with the University of Colorado Campus.

"It was incredible," Severson said. "I loved the town, I loved how close everything is so close together. It's a beautiful campus. The cold weather didn't bother me at all, I grew up in the Midwest."

Severson, a 5-11, 200-pound athlete, played on both sides of the ball at his high school, and rushed for over 1,900 yards his senior season.

According to Severson, Colorado recruited him as an athlete.

"They signed me as an athlete," Severson said. "Right now I'm not sure if I'm going to play offense or defense. I really love being a running back, but I will play whatever position I need to play to help my team."

Severson hasn't wasted this spring, he has worked extremely hard in the weight room to prepare himself for the next stage of his career.

"I have put on five pounds of muscle," Severson said. "I was 195 my senior season, I'm now at a little over 200. I'm seeing a difference in my strength and appearance."

There was one thing that really stood out to Severson about his future new head coach Mike MacIntyre.

"I really liked how upfront and professional he was throughout the recruiting process," Severson said. "He was very honest, you could tell he is a very genuine person. He kept me in the loop throughout the entire process. I'm very anxious about the new coaching staff, they are very determined and motivated to turn Colorado into a winning program

Severson will be enrolling in Boulder on June 24th, a day that he is looking forward to.

"I can't wait," Severson said. "I'm super excited. The coaches are telling me that they want me to come to campus and give it all I have. I want to fit in the best I can and hopefully earn some early playing time."

Stay tuned to BuffPlayBook.com as we help the Colorado fan base get familiar with their 2013 signing class.

Check out Severson's Senior Highlight video.


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