Simas Set for Boulder Trip

'We need receivers' has been the mantra on the CU message boards this fall. There are currently no game-breakers donning the black and gold. The CU staff is looking to take as many as three this recruiting cycle and they are looking for the types that can come in and possibly start. One of the wideouts on the 'A' list is Markques Simas and he'll be in Boulder this weekend.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
40 time: 4.48
Clean: 285
From: San Diego, California
High School: Mira Mesa

Markques Simas is having a productive season for Mira Mesa this fall. He figures he has around 35 catches and 850 yards. His squad is 4-4 on the year but has a 3-0 league record. "We played a real tough non-conference schedule with teams like Long Beach Poly and Torrey Pines but if we win our next two games we'll definitely be in the playoffs," Simas explained.

As for recruiting, Simas has taken two visits. The first was an unofficial to Michigan on October 6th. "My mom went there with me and it was nice but it is a little far and they already have like three or four receivers this class."

The second was to Oregon two weeks ago (10/13). "That was a good trip. They are definitely one of my favorites."

His third trip, second official, is to CU this weekend. "After Colorado, I have San Diego State on the 11th and Arizona State on the 18th. My final official visit will be to USC, if they offer. If not, it will be to Washington State."

Will the Trojans offer? "They say that their final offer to a receiver is between me, one other high school receiver, and a JC receiver."

The Buffs and wide receivers coach, Eric Kiesau, are recruiting Simas the hardest. "I would for sure say they are after me the most. Coach Kiesau tells me they really need me. He says if I work hard and do everything they ask me to, I could probably come in and start as a freshman."

His mom will only be accompanying him on one more visit. "She'll be going with me to Arizona State because we have family there."

He went to Oregon by himself and will be attending CU and San Diego State by his lonesome.

Of his top schools, two are standing out. "I would say Oregon and SDSU have an edge. I wouldn't mind staying closer to home or in the Pac Ten."

The Buffalo Sports News will speak with Simas after the Boulder trip for his impressions.

Mira Mesa takes on Patrick Henry, this Friday.

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