Big-Time Defensive End in Boulder This Friday

Colorado is going after the best-of-the-best this recruiting cycle with no fear. That is the attitude the new staff has brought to Boulder that has been a huge sigh of relief for the CU faithful. A defensive end that fits the blue chip profile is making an unofficial visit to Boulder with his parents, this Friday. Colorado is in his top three and he can go anywhere he wants.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 250
40 time: 4.8
Bench: 325
Squat: 425
From: Westlake Village, California
High School: Oaks Christian

Mike Ebbitt is one of a plethora of division one players at Oaks Christian High School this recruiting cycle. The school has become a hot spot for college recruiters.

Ebbitt has been a star for his squad on both sides of the ball the past couple years, but his future looks to be on defense in college. The right tackle and defensive end for Oaks, Ebbitt has a good frame that can put on more weight, while maintaining his speed. He had five sacks and two forced fumbles last fall and teams up with Duke Lemmens to create one of the best bookend pairs in the nation. Colorado has offered both players, plus safety Marshall Jones.

"I got an offer from Colorado at the beginning of last week," Ebbitt explained. "I am going there for an unofficial visit this Friday with my parents. From there, I will visit Texas A&M the next day."

He has already been to Tennessee's junior day and taken unofficial visits to Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, and Oregon State.

"My top four, in order, are Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, then Virginia.

"Colorado has probably been the best school at recruiting me. I speak with them or text message them every other day. Last week, their defensive line coach came to my practice. I look forward to seeing him again, and all their other coaches on my trip this week. I was born in Minnesota so I like the snow and that is attractive about CU. I am being recruited by Coach Hagan and he is a cool guy."

Ebbitt says that he has a lot of family in Texas and his parents may prefer for him to go to school in College Station.

He has written offers from all of his top four, plus Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, Utah, Tennessee, and Arizona State. "I will take some trips before deciding and I already told ESPN that I will announce my decision with them, this fall."

He and best friend Duke Lemmens have offers from many of the same schools. Marshall Jones also has many of the offers the duo share. "The three of us have all talked about playing at the same school and I think the two schools that are in all of our top threes are Oregon and Arizona. It would be nice to play with those guys at the next level, and if it happens that's great, if not that is fine, too."

Ebbitt carries a 3.0 core GPA and just scored a 20 on the ACT. He is thinking of possibly majoring in Fire Science in hopes of becoming a Fireman.

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