Colorado S Kyle Theret Commits to Minnesota

Kyle Theret, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound safety from Denver (CO) Mullen, has committed to Minnesota, according to sources close to his recruitment. Theret will visit Minnesota along with Mullen teammate Clint Brewster, son of new Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster. Theret is the first commitment since the hiring of Brewster.

Kyle Theret led Mullen to a 13-1 record this season. They were ranked No. 17 in the country before Columbine upset Mullen 13-10 to win its fourth Class 5A state championship at Invesco Field at Mile High. Five players from the Mullen offense made Division I-A commitments. Steve Watson is headed to Michigan. Watson's father, also named Steve Watson, is a former Broncos player and current Denver receivers coach where he coached alongside Tim Brewster, the new Minnesota head man. Mullen is coached by long-time Denver Broncos standout wide receiver Dave Logan, who also works on the Broncos' football broadcast team.

Theret was named first-team All-Centennial League, all-city and all-state by several publications. He had 144 tackles, had one interception for a touchdown, nine sacks, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He returned one kickoff for a 98-yard score. Theret runs a 4.59 40 yard dash, benches 275 pounds and has a 34-inch vertical.

Theret also plays on the Mustangs' basketball team that won the 5A state title last season as they defeated Cherry Creek in the championship game 54-40. Theret averaged 2.7 points per game last year.

The Mustangs are off to an 9-7 start this season and Theret is averaging 5.3 points per game.

Theret attended Vista (CA) Murietta as a sophomore before moving to Colorado for his junior season.

Theret picked Minnesota over interest from Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and San Diego State.

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