Buffs Officially Offer Ethan Adkins

Yesterday, Colorado took another step towards trying to secure the in-state borders this recruiting cycle by officially offering Douglas County Offensive Line prospect, Ethan Adkins. The prospect attended CU's practice last Friday with some teammates. Later that night, in a call to Coach Hawkins, the new CU head man let Adkins know he had a scholarship extension to be a Buffalo. Adkins received another Big 12 offer that day, as well. What are his thoughts on the Buffs' offer?

Height: 6-3 3/4
Weight: 274
40 time: 5.3
Bench: 250
Squat: 420
Clean: 275
Vertical: 23"
From: Castle Rock, California
High School: Douglas County

"I went up to their practice with some of my teammates," Ethan Adkins explained. "It was a very good experience. We went on a tour of the campus and met with the position coaches. I met with Coach (Chris) Strausser and he was cool. He kind of surprised me because he was not what I expected. He is a lot shorter and skinnier than I thought he would be just because when you think of offensive line coaches you think of bigger guys. But, I saw him working with each lineman individually and it was very obvious that he knew his stuff."

Coach Hawkins spoke with the Douglas County visitors as a group. The group included Keiffer Garton and Luke Diehl. "He was just telling us that the team is short on lineman and quarterbacks and that is where they need the most help. He told me that I am the kind of player he wants in the system."

The lineman gives his thoughts on what he saw from the team. "I think their defense is going to be awesome. Their offense looks like it might struggle for a bit because they have a new quarterback and tight end in there."

Adkins was listed at 6-foot-5, 265 pounds, but when measured in Boulder he stood at 6-foot-3 3/4, 274 pounds. Adkins was believed to have been an offensive tackle prospect, but it also appears he could be a guard product. "I wouldn't mind playing guard at all," he says. "If that is where I am needed, I would not have a problem playing it."

While he was verbally offered by CU on Friday, he received an official offer from Big 12-foe Oklahoma State. Adkins received his official offer in the mail from CU, yesterday.

His favorites' list is standing at four. "Colorado is probably at the top. After them it is Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Colorado State, in that order."

All four schools have officially offered. "I am also talking to Iowa State and Wyoming and I think they could be close to offering."

Adkins is not rushing into a decision, at least for a few months. "I will probably pick a school by the end of June, middle of July."

In the meantime, he will be visiting every school that has offered him, save Kansas State, where he has already taken a trip to. "I am going to Oklahoma State on April 22nd for their junior day. K-State is having their junior day the same day and I was going to go, but I have already been there. Then I am going to Colorado State's junior day on April 9th and CU's on April 15th."

Adkins says his parents do not have any particular place they would like to see him go for his college years. "They just want to see me go to college. They do not care if it is 1,000 miles away, or 50 miles away."

Like other in-state prospects, Adkins receives text messages from Coach Hawkins on a regular basis. "He'll send me a text or two a week. He says things like they are building towards a championship at CU and he wants me to be a part of it."

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