Granite Bay safety picks Colorado

The Buffaloes assistant coaches are on vacation but that did not prevent Colorado from picking up commitment No. 13 on Saturday.

Granite Bay (Calif.) High defensive back Isaiah Lewis made the call to Buffs cornerbacks coach Charles Clark, then head coach Mike MacIntyre.

I committed to Colorado,” Lewis confirmed in an interview with “Coach Mac[Intyre] said he can't wait to get me up there. The academics there really stood out to me. Their graduation plan is great, they really support you academically.

I also like the environment and coaches. Boulder is just a great place to be. The coaches there showed tremendous love. They made us feel like family when we went up there. We saw the facilities, we also got to meet some of the players. It just felt right.”

Lewis is going to attempt to early enroll at Colorado in January.

We're not positive yet, but I think it is a possibility. I would like to do that,” he said.

The 6-foot-0, 195-pound Lewis expects to factor in as a safety or nickel back when he arrives in Boulder. The Buffaloes offered him in June after he stood out at their satellite camp at Contra Costa College in Northern California.

Coach Mac said he sees that I have a natural knack for the ball and I am always in the right position to make a play,” Lewis said. “They loved that about me and they love my work ethic, my attitude, my character. They said they are just excited to get to work with me.”

Lewis was also drawing strong interest from Cal, but the Golden Bears had not yet offered when he committed to the Buffaloes. Wyoming and Kentucky Christian were his other offers.

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