Buffs are the Strong Favorite for Otis

Colorado appears to be targeting a lot of offensive center/guard types in this class. One of the standout performers from CU's summer camp, and a player the staff is keeping a close eye on is Keith Otis from Chicago, Illinois. Otis has a handful of offers but is eagerly awaiting an offer from Colorado.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 320
40 time: 5.6
Bench: 325
Squat: 550
Clean: 215
Vertical: "26
From: Chicago, Illinois
High School: Hubbard

As a junior, Keith Otis was named first team all-conference. "I have a great knowledge of the game and great awareness on the field," Otis says. "I am working hard on getting quicker feet and the weight I've dropped has helped that."

Otis was at a bulky 350 at the start of the summer but has since lost 30 pounds and is now standing at 320.

He currently has written offers from Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Jackson State, Mississippi State, and New Mexico. He has attended quite a few camps this summer, and has one more to go to. "I think I might head to the upcoming Northwestern one-day camp."

Otis attended the Colorado camp in June. "Colorado really blew me out of the water. I was there for four or five days and I got the feeling that I belonged there. I mean, you know that feeling you get when you just know that that is where you are supposed to be? That is how I felt when I was at Colorado. I had a real comforting feeling. Everyone in and around Boulder was so friendly I just loved it."

The big lineman got some quality face time with his recruiting coach, Brian Cabral, and CU offensive line coach, Chris Strausser. "I got real personal with Strausser. He told me he really likes me and wants to see me play at the weight of 300 and see how I do. He wants to see tape of my first two games. Coach Cabral also said he really likes me. I like the way he has interacted with me and how he represents the school."

That said, would Otis commit if CU offered? "Yeah, I would say so. I am trying to get down to 300 so I can impress them and get that offer."

He plays tackle at Hubbard but is being recruited as a guard or center. "I would prefer to play tackle but it doesn't matter where I play. I just want to be on the field."

Otis carries a 3.8 core GPA and scored a 21 on the ACT. He would like to major in Computer Technology.