Simas High on CU After Visit

Markques Simas may be the number one player on the Colorado recruiting wish list. CU is in deperate need of a playmaker at receiver and Simas fits that bill. Inside, we get his thoughts on the trip to Boulder over the weekend.

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

Markques Simas had to change his flight home so he had a little extra time to spend in Colorado. "One of the recruits took too long in the mall so a few of us missed our flights," Simas explained.

Despite that small error, everything else on the trip seems to have gone very well for the nation's no.12 wide receiver prospect. "I had a good visit. The facilities were nicer than I expected. After visiting Oregon, I didn't think anything would come close to their facilities but I was impressed with Colorado's."

The highlight of the trip may have been when Simas spoke on the phone with CU legend and NFL veteran, Kordell Stewart. "He was on the phone with Coach Hagan and Hagan let a couple of us speak with him. I was a little star-struck because to me, Kordell Stewart is the man. He was just telling me to keep my head straight and stay focused on school. He told me that Colorado won a lot of games when he was there and he knows Hawk will get them back to that level and turn things around."

Simas has also been impressed with Colorado's recruiting. "The coaches said they are putting together a top 20 class. I saw some film on that tackle they got (Ryan Miller) and he is the real deal. I also heard that the JC quarterback they got (Nick Nelson) is the real deal. Plus, they got PT Gates coming in and he is a great player."

The receiver also liked what he saw in Cody Hawkins. "He is a cool dude. He is just like his Dad. He has an arm on him. I saw him warming up on the field before the game and I wouldn't mind catching some passes from him."

His host on the visit was San Diego native, Demetrius Sumler. "I knew him from back in the day. I was excited to see him again."

The CU prospect liked all the coaches he met. "Coach Kiesau and Hawkins were cool dudes. I really liked Coach Hagan, too."

Simas now holds CU in the same high regard as fellow leaders, Oregon and San Diego State. "They are all even right now. I am going to San Diego State next weekend and Arizona State the weekend after that. I have Washington State as my last visit, December 8th. Then I will be making a decision."

The BSN will speak with Simas after his last three trips.

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