Douglas County lineman has Buffs in sight

Blake Nowland has received a lot of attention this spring and currently has five offers, including one from Colorado, in hand.

Douglas County High School's Blake Nowland feels he is still early in the recruiting process.

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle doesn't plan to make this a long a process, however.

"End of June is what I'm thinking (for making a decision)," he said.

Attention for Nowland heated up this spring and he's currently got five offers to consider: Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State, Washington State and Wyoming.

"It's been great. I've loved having the chance to meet new people," he said of the process. "I don't have a top choice at this point. I'm going to base it on where I feel like I can be the most successful athletically and academically."

Four of his five offers are from schools close to home. While that's nice, he said, "It's not really a deal-breaker anymore." That means Washington State or any other out-of-state school that offers has as good of a shot as any.

As for the Colorado Buffaloes, Nowland has been impressed.

"I really liked meeting the coaches when I was there at the junior day and the spring game," he said. "The stadium is just really, really cool.

"I feel like they'll be competitive here in the next few years."

At this point, he has been in contact with CU line coach Steve Marshall and J.D. Brookhart, who coaches special teams and tight ends and is the passing game coordinator. Nowland said he feels "pretty wanted" when he talks to them.

Both of Nowland's parents are Boise State alums, but Nowland has not heard from the Broncos at this point.

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