Tello Headed Rocky Mountain Way

Adam Tello, the offensive line prospect from Norco, Calif., has verbally committed to play football at Colorado, the Buffalo Sports News has learned. Tello's pledge makes five known commitments from offensive linemen in the CU 2007 class.

Adam Tello, the 6-4, 270-pound offensive lineman from Norco High School, told BSN Tuesday that he verbally committed to play for the Buffs "a week ago." Tello is the teammate of another recent CU verbal commit, offensive lineman Garth Gerhart. Gerhart took an unofficial visit to the CU campus earlier in August.

"(Gerhart) went there and he loved it," Tello said.

"I like working with him. I know if we go to the same school, I'll keep my head on straight," Tello joked.

As a junior, Tello was named first team all-Inland Valley and second team all-league. He reports a 2.5 core GPA and will take his SAT during the school year.

Tello plays guard at Norco. Though he said Colorado coaches haven't addressed the issue specifically with him yet, he expects he'll play guard or tackle at CU.

"It doesn't matter," Tello said of his position preference.

Tello had previously said he wanted to wait until after his senior season to make a commitment. Obviously, he had a change of heart recently.

"I didn't want them to give away my scholarship. I know they fill up fast. I didn't want to risk the chance of not being able to play with Garth (in college)," he said.

Tello has offers from Arizona, Boston College and Washington, as well as the Buffaloes.

Junior offensive lineman Kyle Johnson also took an unofficial visit to Boulder with Gerhart in August. Referring to Johnson, Tello said, "Hopefully, we'll have another lineman coming there the following year."

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