Maureese Wren landed three power conference offers on Friday, to go with six previous offers. The two-way standout from Mesquite (Texas) Horn has chosen to pin his offer from Colorado to the top of his Twitter page.
"Oh man, you know Colorado is definitely one of, if not my number one dream school," Wren said Sunday afternoon. "It was crazy, when I got the call from [Buffaloes defensive coordinator and outside linebackers] coach [DJ] Eliot, I didn't know how to react. I didn't know what to say. I was wowed. I thought I was dreaming.
"Honestly I have been watching Colorado as a kid and I have been thinking to myself, 'If I ever have a chance to go there, I think I could make a big impact there.'"
Wren has already lined up an unofficial visit with the Buffaloes. He plans to be in Boulder to check out the Buffaloes on June 22.
"I just want to see the campus, how their program operates and I look forward to meeting the coaches and some of the players," he said.
Colorado State, Iowa State, Louisiana Lafayette, North Texas, Purdue, SMU, Texas State and Tulane are the other colleges that have extended an offer to Wren. He also reports that he has been drawing increased interest from Missouri, Texas Tech and Texas A&M.
Wren is not sure yet if he will visit any schools aside from Colorado in the coming months. He plans to spend quality time this summer in Norman, Okla., working out with his brother Erick Wren, a former walk-on offensive lineman for the Sooners that earned honorable mention all-Big 12 recognition in 2016.
Listed as a wide receiver prospect on Scout.com, Wren is being recruited by most schools, including Colorado, simply as an athlete.
"Colorado told me they would probably try me on offense and defense, so we haven't gotten that figured out yet," said Wren, currently 6-foot-3, 210-pounds. "Coaches have said they think I am very good at playing outside linebacker. They like that I have both size and speed. ... I honestly don't have a preference where I play."
Wren is not sure yet exactly when he will make his college decision.
"I might wait until after my senior season," he said.