Maureese Wren told BuffStampede.com over the weekend he plans to take an unofficial visit to Colorado on June 22. Quartz Hills (Calif.) High athlete Matthew Tago is another high priority target for the Buffaloes that has made plans to check out Boulder over the summer.
The younger brother of Christian Tago, who Mike MacIntyre recruited to San Jose State in 2012, Matthew Tago stars as a quarterback at the high school level but is being recruited by Colorado as a linebacker. He earned his offer from the Buffaloes after turning heads at one of their satellite camps last summer.
"It was a great feeling when Colorado offered because it was just my second offer at the time and it gave me lot of confidence," Tago said. "The coaches at Colorado are great, I like them a lot. I have heard Boulder is a great area so I can't wait to check it out."
Tago also plans to visit Boise State and Washington State this summer. Both schools have also offered Tago, and he has additional offers, from BYU, Colorado State, Hawaii, New Mexico, San Jose State and Utah.
A four-year starter and two-time team captain at San Jose State, Matthew's older brother Christian finished fifth on the Spartans' all-time tackles list. Christian also played quarterback in high school before shifting all of his attention to linebacker in college.
"To be honest, at first I was hoping to play quarterback in college but I am a competitor and I have accepted that I will be a defensive player [at the next level]," Matthew said. "Playing quarterback helps me know what to look for on defense. That really helps me. The main thing I bring to the field is physicality."
In 2016, Tago and his Quartz Hill teammates lost in the CIF Championship by one point, on the final play of the game.
"The first thing I did was get right back in the weight room the next day. There are no breaks," Tago said. "I want us to be that much better this season so we can win that championship. The main thing for me is setting an example for the younger guys and being a leader."