It took some convincing for Frank Fillip to even take an unofficial visit to Colorado earlier this week. The three-star offensive tackle prospect felt he was ready to decide between Baylor and Rice.
"I almost didn't visit Colorado but I changed my mind at the last minute and I am really glad I did," he said, minutes after announcing his commitment to the Buffaloes on Twitter. "I loved everything I saw from when I landed in Colorado to when I took off again. I loved the city, the school, the campus, the coaches, the program, the facilities. I loved everything."
"I kept seeing all these things that I liked at Colorado and I was almost looking for something I didn't like, but I just never found it," Fillip continued. "I want to study Engineering and I found out Colorado actually has one of the best Engineering schools in the country. I got to talk to someone on my visit and ask a lot of questions about the Engineering program, as well as the school in general."
In addition to Baylor and Rice, Fillip has received an offer from Central Arkansas, Harvard, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Oregon State, Texas State, Tulane, Tulsa and Yale throughout the course of his recruitment.
"About two or three hours into my visit to Colorado, I was like, 'This is where I am going to come.' I was ready to commit on the spot but I decided it would be best to give it a couple days," he said. "It is just weight off my shoulders and it is also a safety net because if anything where to happen to me in the next season, I know I am still good. I have my college taken care of."
The Buffaloes' coaches complimented Fillip on his combination of size and athleticism. He measured in at 6-foot-7.5, 283-pounds on his trip to Colorado.