Official visit solidifies pledge for Franke

One Colorado commitment made his pledge earlier this fall. California defensive lineman Jase Franke made his pledge to the Buffs on August 12, although he was solidly committed to Colorado, he still thought of taking other visits. Following his official visit to Colorado this past weekend, those thoughts are apparently gone.

One Colorado commitment made his pledge earlier this fall.

California defensive lineman Jase Franke made his pledge to the Buffs on August 12, although he was solidly committed to Colorado, he still thought of taking other visits.

Following his official visit to Colorado this past weekend, those thoughts are apparently gone.

"Going on that visit to Boulder this past weekend, it sealed the deal for me," Franke told BuffPlayBook.com. "Colorado is the best fit for me, I don't plan on visiting anywhere else."

According to Franke, he really enjoyed getting to know the Buff coaching staff better.

"I got to know the coaches more on a personal level," Franke said. "I loved my visit. I didn't know anything about how big the upgrades on facilities are going to be. I didn't realize it was going that far, and how nice things are going to be."

Will Franke play defensive tackle or defensive end for the Buffs?

"Right now I'm not really sure," Franke said. "We will decide this summer, it will be somewhere on the defensive front."

While it was unnaturally cold this past weekend, it didn't bother the California athlete.

"I have family in the Midwest," Franke said. "I have been in cold weather before. It was really cold, but I don't think it gets that cold normally in Colorado, no matter, I will get use to it."

Franke also got the opportunity to spend some time with his future teammates.

"I got to hang out with some of the players from my area," Franke said. "My host was Juda Parker, we hung out with a lot of the defensive linemen."

Franke is impressed with Coach Mike MacIntyre and the Buff coaching staff.

"I think he is going to turn the program back into a powerhouse," Franke said. "Colorado finally has the right staff for that type of production on winning championships."


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