New defensive line target for Buffs

The Buffs are back at St. John Bosco with a reported offer to 2017 three-star defender Jacob Callier. Callier, a 6-foot-2, 247-pounder, vaulted Colorado to his top group following the recent offer.

“It was the defensive line coach [Jim Jeffcoat]. He hit me up on Twitter, was just talking. I met him before in person at Bosco. He hit me back up and we were just talking. He said I have an offer from Colorado, which was pretty much a surprise to me,” Callier said of his CU offer, adding he plans to call CU head coach Mike MacIntyre this week.

The Buffs are the ninth team to offer the Southern California three-star. Callier said he’s looking at the Pac-12 and he hopes to take an official visit to Boulder this fall or winter. Arizona and Arizona State are also in the mix and likely to land officials.

“Those are the only [three] Pac-12 I’ve got right there. I’ve got the Mountain West,” Callier said.

“Oh yeah, most definitely, you got to stay in the Pac-12,” he continued when asked if he’s leaning toward the Pac. “I’ve been to Arizona State, it’s real hot out there. …  That’s the plan, take all of all my officials then probably commit somewhere.”

Are there any dream offers for Callier? He's not about to say, can't scare any colleges off. 

“I’ve got some dream offers, but I don’t want to talk about them yet. I don’t want to discourage any schools. I’ve got my mind open,” Callier said.

Colleges are primarily recruiting Callier to play defensive end, with interest in outside linebacker, hybrid on deck. Despite his limited contact with CU to this point – just ‘coach Jeff’ – Callier hopes to spend time in Boulder in the near future.

“Most definitely,” he said when asked if he’ll visit CU. “I’m going to take an official. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Colorado. Arizona State, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii and I haven’t made up my last one yet.”

“Wherever best fits me. If I can go outside state and play, start right away, I’ll do it,” Callier continued on what he’s looking for in a college.

Bosco is of course a well-known, D-1-producing powerhouse in Southern California. The Bosco Braves head for a game in Ohio this weekend, host nationally ranked Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) later on and then they settle into a Trinity League schedule that's as tough as they come.

“We actually start this week, we fly out Tuesday to Cincinnati,” Callier said.

Playing football is a Callier family tradition. The Bosco product has two brothers who played for San Jose State – pre Mike MacIntyre era if you’re wondering.

“I have four older brothers, all played D-1. Two older brothers played at San Jose State, one brother played at Washington and one other brother went out to Kansas, played at a private school,” Callier said.

One of CU’s leading recruiters for the 2017 class is back at it. Anaheim Servite quarterback Tyler Lytle wouldn’t mind playing on the same team as Callier, as opposed to facing the defender once a season.

“Tyler Lytle, he’s at Servite right now. Real good friend of mine. He hit me up when I got my offer. He said it’d be nice playing with you for the next four years,” Callier said.

Callier and St. John Bosco host Lytle and Servite on Oct. 7. Another opportunity for the future Buffs signal-caller to work his recruiting magic.

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