Buffs Offer In-State Offensive Tackle

Colorado needs offensive tackles very badly this recruiting class and they have offered quite a few. The latest offer went out just yesterday to in-state prospect Nate Solder, and it sounds like Colorado has a great shot at acquiring his services. Solder was an all-state selection on offense last fall and also his league's MVP on defense.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 245
40 time: 5.0
Bench: 270
Squat: 400
Clean: 200
Vertical: 31"
From: Buena Vista, Colorado
High School: Buena Vista

As a junior, Nate Solder had 90 tackles and three interceptions at middle linebacker and was named league defensive MVP. On offense, he had four touchdowns and was named second team all-state. "I play every play as hard as I can," Solder says. "There is no letting down in me. I am always moving my feet to keep me in front of people."

Keeping yourself in front of people is important when you are being projected as an offensive tackle. "That is the position schools are telling me they like me at."

Solder has written offers from Colorado, Wyoming and Northern Colorado. "I received my offer from Colorado yesterday so that was pretty exciting."

The future lineman was born and raised in Buena Vista and nearby Leadville. The school he grew up a fan of is showing interest, but has not offered. "I have always been a fan of Colorado State. They are showing me attention and have told me I have an offer, but I don't have anything in writing."

Solder made his first visit, to Dartmouth, last weekend. He is scheduled to visit Wyoming the weekend of October 15th and believes his Colorado trip will be for the Nebraska game.

The Buffs are at the top of his list. "My top three are Colorado, Wyoming and Iowa State. Colorado is my leader. They are a big-time thing. They are always one of the top 25 programs in the nation and it is a good school."

Coach Wristen is after him for the Buffs. "Him and I talk like once a week."

A decision could come from the big man before he ever officially visits Boulder. "I might make my choice within the next month."

Solder's parents do not have a favorite. Football is in the family bloodlines as his older brother, John, is a red-shirt sophomore at Stanford that recently had his career ended by a neck injury, but will stay on scholarship.

The CU prospect attended the CU-CSU game and has also attended a Buffs' practice.

He figures that he has four touchdowns this season at tight end. Buena Vista takes on Colorado Springs Christian, tomorrow night.

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