Josh Falo is among the most talented tight ends in the country and one of those players that does everything well.
He has good size and athleticism, runs well, catches the ball and can make plays down the field. He's also willing blocker and plays with the necessary toughness and physicality needed to compete in the trenches at the next level.
Falo visited the Colorado Buffaloes back in October and took his second official visit of the year this past weekend to USC. We had a chance to catch up with the talented tight end, who's currently in Hawaii for the Polynesian Bowl set for January 21.
"I loved it at USC, it was actually way better than I expected," Falo said. "I camped with USC my sophomore year so this was my second time on campus. You really can't compare the two visits, I saw so much more of the school this time around and spent a lot more time with the players and the coaches.
"The highlight for me was just being around the coaching staff. It wasn't just one guy, it was the whole offensive staff that spent time with including Coach Helton. Coach Baxter, the TE Coach spent a lot of time going over the offense and telling me how well I would fit in because they really don't have a guy like me there. He said they like how I can block and catch and they need someone like that on the team."
The new Oregon Ducks staff has been very aggressive and sent four coaches in to his home Sunday night.
"They have put together an all-star staff there at Oregon," Falo said. "You have coaches from all over the country, from schools like Alabama, Louisville, Colorado and Washington State, a lot of really good guys and I can tell they're building something special there.
"Coach Taggart wasn't there, he'll be by later in the month and I have my official visit set there for (Jan. 27). I'm still looking at Colorado as well and I have a great connection with those coaches as well, plus my older brother is there. I'm looking at Ohio State and Bama too but I'm not sure when I'll be able to take a visit there."
Multiple coaches from the Buffaloes' staff, including Klayton Adams and Darrin Chiaverini, have been recruiting Falo hard in the weeks leading up to signing day.
"The head coach, Coach MacIntyre, sets the tone and the players follow suit right behind him," he said. "I really love the closeness within the program, not just among the players but how the coaches and players get along with each other and they all treated me great. Like I said, it was like a big family there and I fit in really well.
"When I was watching the game [on my official visit], I noticed they don't really have a tight end like me. Coach Chev broke down film of how he used the TE when he was at Texas Tech and how many plays they make and that was pretty exciting. He's a great OC and I think the offense would be a really good fit for me."
Falo said he plans to make his commitment on January 30.
"There's nothing really special about that date, it's just the day I picked to commit," Falo said. "I take my final visit to Oregon and then that following Monday will be the day I do it. I'm still gathering information and don't have a leader right now but everyone will be coming over for home visits next week and I know I'll be ready to decide on the 30th."