Simas is Solid

Every year around this time the rumor mill kicks into high gear with the chatter of recruits de-committing from schools and assessing other options. Their had been some whispers that USC and UCLA may have been making a late run at one of the top recruits in this CU class, receiver Markques Simas. The BSN caught up with the nation's 12th ranked wideout to see if there was any truth to the rumors.

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

There is arguably no player in Colorado's recruiting class that could make an immediate like receiver Markques Simas could. Simas, tabbed by some to be the best receiver in California and possibly the whole west coast, committed to the Buffs in early December. He chose CU over Arizona State, Oregon, San Diego State, and Washington State.

Word has been circling that either the Trojans and Bruins, or both, may have been making a late run at the CU commit. Simas gave us the scoop. "UCLA has actually tried getting in-touch with me but I have not spoken with them and if I do I will tell them I am done," Simas explained. "I have not heard anything from USC. It doesn't matter, though. I made my choice and am heading to Colorado."

Some CU staffers are expected to visit the Simas home this month. "I believe Coaches Kiesau, Riddle and maybe Hawkins will be here. I will speak with them after the dead period and we'll get something scheduled."

Simas, who accounted for around 50 catches, 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, told the BSN last month that he thinks he can make an immediate impact as a Freshman. "I think I can probably start there pretty soon. I saw their receivers and think that I have a lot to offer. I believe that I am big-time and when I saw them (Colorado) play in-person, I felt that they were only a couple playmakers away from a good team."

The future Buff is academically qualified.

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