California DE has interest in Colorado

Mike MacIntyre and is coaching staff are hitting the state of California as a top priority in recruiting. Using the connections they built with coaches and players while coaching at San Jose State, the Buffs new coaching staff have offered a lot of athletes out West. Go "Inside" to see what Uriah Leiataua thinks about Colorado.

Looking inland when living in California may be opposite of the norm, but it's the case for Uriah Leiataua. The Defensive end from Compton, California is being recruited by several teams near the Rocky Mountains, which would provide a different landscape for the high school junior.

"I've never been further east than Utah," Leiataua tells "I have some family there, but it's pretty much been California or Utah for me."

Thanks to his imposing stature, Leiataua has received five offers so far. The offers have come in from Colorado, Utah, Colorado State, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Stanford looks to be close to extending an offer. However, even with the large amount of offers, Uriah only plans to attend a few camps this summer.

"Times are tough, so it makes going to certain camps a little more difficult," he says. The 6-3, 240 pound defenseman plans on camping locally and where his family is. "I'm going to camp in the Bay Area (of California). I'm headed up to Stanford soon, and I'm going to go to BYU because I have a lot of family in Utah. And I'll probably be doing some other local camps here."

However, the University of Colorado has peaked his interest greatly. "I'm very interested in Colorado. I'd love to come out to CU at some point and see the campus and the program," he says. "I know Colorado is a really good school and is a beautiful place. I really hope to make it out there at some point."

At this point, Leiataua is interested in Colorado, but is keeping an open mind. "I don't want to just settle. I'm keeping the options open so that way if one school just feels right, I'll know. My mom told me to make sure it all feels right before I make my decision."

The Dominguez Dons open their 2013-14 season at home against St. John Bosco on August 30th.

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