Farris loves Boulder

Linebacker Matt Farris visited Boulder over the weekend with his parents and came away impressed with the Colorado football program and the school. But he returned home to North Carolina with some unresolved issues lingering. Get inside for more.

"It was great," Matt Farris told Scout.com. "Colorado is a beautiful place. Each day it got better and better. It went actually better than my expectations."

Farris came to CU on his official visit without a scholarship offer from the Buffs and that didn't change while he was in town. He said coaches told him they needed more time to evaluate film of his senior season and urged him to be patient. Farris said coaches told him they should know within a week whether they plan to offer him a scholarship

Farris acknowledged feeling a little disappointed leaving Colorado without an offer.

"A little bit, but you know they just want to make sure that I am the perfect fit for their program," he said. "So I can kind of understand. I think next week they will offer."

Farris said he considers CU one of his top two schools even without a scholarship offer. He said he plans to take an official visit to Ole Miss after Christmas and will choose a school shortly after comparing the two.

Farris is a 6-foot, 220-pound middle linebacker from Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro, N.C. He finished his senior season with 145 total tackles.

Freshman defensive end Forrest West served as Farris' player host. Farris said he and West got along very well and he also enjoyed many other members of the team with whom he met and spent time around throughout the weekend.

"We clicked right from the start," Farris said. "He was cool."

Farris said his parents loved CU and were "hooked from the start."

Farris said he enjoyed an evening at coach Dan Hawkins house and a trip to Dave & Busters, but his favorite moment of the weekend came in the CU locker room when coaches allowed him to try on a No. 33 jersey. Farris wore the number in high school and hopes to keep it in college.

"It felt like a perfect fit," he said. "I could really see myself going out through the Thunder Chute with all the blasting music and then actually going out on the field and playing in front of all the 50,000 fans.

"It was just how everyone is so nice and coach is cool and we got along right from the start. And just hanging out with the players and getting to know them and asking them questions and everything like that."


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