Gerhart Makes the Call

After his visit to Boulder over the weekend, by the way he spoke of how fond he was of CU, it seemed it was only a matter of time before Garth Gerhart became a Buff. He did so last night. The three star Norco, California lineman comes to CU as a center which is suddenly a position of major need with current Buff Zach Jones leaving the team.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 300
40 time: 5.28
Bench: 355
Squat: 585
Clean: 315
Vertical: "26
From: Norco, California
High School: Norco

"I called Coach Hawk last night to let him know I was coming there," Garth Gerhart said. "He was fired up, yelling and stuff. He told me I am there first center commit. He gave the phone to Coach (Andy) Avalos and Coach Avalos told me it was the best decision I have made in my young life."

Coach Avalos played in the same league that Gerhart competes in before going on to play at Boise State under Hawkins.

Before becoming a Buff, Gerhart had written offers from Baylor, Boise State, Boston College, Duke, Hawaii, New Mexico State, UNLV, and Utah.

The newest Buffalo is going to try to make his official visit to CU for the Arizona State game. "It depends on whether or not my brother, Toby Gerhart, gets to start that weekend against Navy in Stanford's first home game. He is doing real well there right now so if he starts I will be there and will have to re-schedule my CU visit."

The player Gerhart visited Boulder with, Kyle Johnson, told Garth that he would love to have the chance to go to a school like Colorado. Johnson is going to be a heavily-recruited offensive tackle from Norco next fall.

The Buffs have also offered Norco lineman, Adam Tello. "I might have to work on him a little bit now," Gerhart explained.

So what kind of lineman is CU getting in Gerhart? "I think I have good feet and a good punch. That's what all the colleges have told me. I need to work on my pass-blocking. At Norco it's all about the run, so I know wherever I go I'm going to have to sharpen the pass part of my game, especially in the Pac-10."

The center reports a 3.8 core GPA and scored a 1350 on his SAT.


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