Colorado new Head Football Coach Mike MacIntyre and his coaching staff aren't affraid to recruit the very best players to their school.
Why should they?
With one of the best college campuses in the country, MacIntyre and his staff are going after some top talent across the nation, including four star linebacker D.J. Calhoun of El Cerrito California.
Calhoun recently picked up the offer from the Buffs which makes 18 in total for the four star linebacker
"Colorado is showing that they really want me," Calhoun told BuffPlayBook.com. "I'm still very open to all of the schools recruiting me, I plan on taking a visit to Colorado in the near future."
The Scout.com 4 star linebacker states that he plans on waiting out the recruiting process, hopefully announcing during the US Army All-Star game if he is selected to play.
Calhoun, a 6-foot-0, 205-pound athlete with 4.6 forty speed, holds offers from UCLA, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Miami, Nebraska, Oregon State, Utah, Washington and Washington State to go along with the new Buff offer.
As a 2012 junior at El Cerrito (Calif.), Calhoun was named League Defensive Player of the Year and unanimous First Team All-League as well as First Team All-East Bay, All-Metro by the San Francisco Chronicle, and Second Team All-Northern California by CalHiSports.
According to Calhoun, Colorado coaches came by his high school earlier this spring and then gave him his offer last week.
"Colorado coaches treat everyone like family," Calhoun said. "I love the way the coaching staff rebuilt the San Jose Football program. They are telling me that I can be an early starter. They offer a great education at Colorado."
Calhoun will graduate in December and enroll at the school of his choice in January.
It appears that there are two schools that peak Calhoun's interest the most.
"While I'm still wide open, I really like USC and UCLA a lot," Calhoun admitted. "It's a honor to have 18 offers, it shows my hard work is paying off."
Stay tuned to BuffPlayBook.com for the latest in Colorado Buff recruiting.