Colorado quarterback commit Nick Hirschman was originally contemplating mostly California schools to play his collegiate football. But that all changed when current Buffalo offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau came out to Hirschman's Los Gatos spring practice to watch the 6-foot-2, 220-pound athlete play.
"After coach Kiesau came to the spring game, he invited me to the CU camp last summer. I think the staff liked my attitude and I committed. I'm excited to get to Boulder and demonstrate what I bring. Kiesau and I just clicked," Hirschman said.
Despite the Buffaloes rough start, Hirschman is still on board with CU and its coaching staff.
"I was really happy the Buffs went out and beat Kansas," he said. "I know it was tough on the staff and they were working hard to get it together. I love Boulder and the family atmosphere that coach Hawkins has brought to the team. It's the same goals and attitude that I play with. I wouldn't consider another school unless there were too many changes on staff."
What he can bring includes a busy off-season of camps and improving his prototypical drop back, pro-style delivery with former NFL QB Rob Johnson and his father, Bob. His hard work has paid off for his Los Gatos teammates as the three-star prospect has put up great numbers halfway through his 2009 senior campaign.
Most impressively, Hirschman hasn't thrown an interception yet this season in his 105 attempts. His passing stats include a .735 completion percentage and 17 touchdowns.
The Wildcats have steamrolled their way to a 5-1 record with several blowout victories.
"I haven't played much of an entire game yet, (sitting out) mostly fourth quarters," said Hirschman.
The next four games should be more of a challenge as Los Gatos plays rival Saratoga (Saratoga, CA) and make a push for the playoffs.
Hirschman plans to be in Boulder for his official on-campus visit for the Halloween weekend game against Missouri.