Boyle and the Buffs hope Lathon’s D-1 dreams come to fruition in the thin air. As noted by astute BuffStampede.com readers, Grandview has been kind to CU in the past producing Buffs legend – too soon for a legend tag? – Alec Burks.
“I got up to Boulder. It was real nice college town. I really liked it. It was me and my dad,” Lathon said, adding the CU/Oregon State football game was electric
“I really didn’t know [what to expect] so I took it all in. I enjoyed it.”
Boyle was the one to officially offer Lathon a scholarship. CU’s head man is looking down the road, roster wise, with the Buffs have pursuing the 6-4 guard since July of 2015. Early playing time is almost guaranteed if Lathon picks the black and gold.
“I spent a lot of time with [CU’s staff] on Friday night. Visited the campus, visited the arena, just saw everything. [Boyle] was just telling me Dominique [Collier] is a junior, in my class they need a point guard and a big man … come in my freshman year and play,” Lathon continued on his visit.
“I met Tory [Miller] and the transfer from Mizzou [Namon Wright]. I’ve played against one of [CU’s commits], D’Shawn [Schwartz]. He’s good,” Lathon said of CU connections.
The Buffs are not the only squad showing up to the party. There’s red filtered in with Tim Miles’ Huskers expressing interest, the Shockers are sniffing around and two Mountain West teams have offered. Landing that first Power 5 offer, though, was a relief for the 2018 hopeful.
“Right now I’ve got Nebraska on me, Wichita State, Purdue, Boise State, a bunch of other ones. Air Force and Boise State have both offered me,” Lathon said.
“I worked for it, I really wanted that,” he continued on CU’s offer.
Lathon doesn’t have any visits on the immediate calendar. The Buffs hope he’ll return to Boulder for an official before signing next December. The shifty guard is making improvements to his game to get ready for the winter season.
“Getting my ball-handling right, shooting and finishing,” Lathon said, adding his two favorite players to watch are Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving.
CU’s early offer holds weight as Lathon bumped the Buffs right to the top. He’s likely to take all five officials before deciding where to ball collegiality.
“Colorado is really up there at the top,” Lathon said.
“Recruiting, I really enjoy the recruiting process. I used to dream about it, so having it happen is a blessing.”