What led to your decision to commit to Colorado?
Walker Culver: “I have just liked the overall experience when I have visited Colorado and I really enjoy the coaching staff. All the players seem great and the overall college experience there is something I would like to be part of.”
Was there a particular moment when it clicked for you, and you knew Colorado is where you want to be in the future?
“Really it was when I first stepped foot on the campus over the summer. It was my first time visiting the school and I just enjoyed everything from the scenery to the school to the people there. It just seemed like the place I could see myself going to and could enjoy.”
What stood out to you about Colorado on your second unofficial visit this past weekend?
“I got to come back and I got to have a little more time to see more of Boulder. I got to speak with an academic adviser and she was awesome and very helpful. I just like the way they do things. I saw a little more of what they do and saw more of what it is like to be a student-athlete there. I definitely liked what I saw and I want to be part of it.”
Mike MacIntyre is from Tennessee but that hasn't been a state that has produced many Colorado signees... how did the Buffaloes find out about you?
“Actually my former coach, Coach Matt Bryson, is currently on the Colorado staff doing recruiting. He is the one that got my name and film out to the coaches. He showed me around and really helped me out through this experience.”
Are you still about 6-foot-5, 250-pounds?
It sounds like you most likely project as an offensive tackle for the Buffaloes?
“Yes, that is correct. And my primary position right now is offensive tackle.”
What do you feel are your strengths at that position?
“My strengths are my footwork and athleticism. I don't really have the biggest size so those attributes really help me.”
Have you had a chance to workout with Klayton Adams, the Buffaloes' offensive line coach?
“I did. I worked out with him when I visited over the summer.”
What was Colorado's message in terms of what they like about you as a player?
“Some of it is what I told you, he said he liked my footwork and he thought I would fit in well at Colorado. They said they really enjoy my film and they thought I have good character that would fit in at Colorado. I was just honored to be able to receive an offer and enroll there in 2018.”
Vanderbilt had also offered you correct? Who else was recruiting you?
“Correct, Vanderbilt had also offered. Some of the other recruiting interest I had was from Auburn, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Notre Dame.”
Did you always plan to make an early commitment or is it just kind of the way it evolved?
“It was always kind of the plan to really find the school that my heart was at and where I would like to attend. I wanted to get that out of the way so I could just focus on playing for my high school and enjoying it.”
What does it feel like to have a commitment made?
“It takes a lot of weight off my shoulders. I am just honored to be part of the Colorado program. I really like the direction they are going and all their core values, it is all stuff I definitely would like to follow and be part of.”