Holding Pattern

There has been some coaching turn over in Division IA football already. One of those coaches recently released was Gary Barnett from Colorado. With coaching changes some times comes recruits taking a look around. Colorado and a scheduling problem may have protected one of their commits.

Nate Solder is a big one. At 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, Solder was a big pick up for Colorado. Since committing to Colorado the standout from Buena Vista (Colo.) has seen Colorado lose their last three games and fire their head coach.

The last three games, well, losses happen. But sometimes with coaching changeover comes players that leave for personal reasons and also commits that decommit. Solder had a visit set to see Nebraska, but it was cancelled and he isn't sure if he will set another back up.

"I had a visit scheduled to visit Nebraska, but they cancelled it," Solder said. "Their head coach was going to be gone at that time. That was for the week before Christmas."

"I am not sure about that (visiting Nebraska). I would kind of like to new Colorado coach first. He is from Boise State and I know that they had a great record and had great teams."

As of right now the best way to describe the situation with Solder is needing some information and he isn't ready to jump ship on the new head coach at Colorado. He admits that he is expecting that there will be some time coming up when he will get a chance to talk.

"I would say that I am in a holding pattern. I expect that I will have the time to meet with the coaches some time after their bowl game."

Playing football is in the bloodstream with the Solder's. His brother was also a standout at Buena Vista and is now playing football in the PAC 10. While his brother share that in common, that is not where the similarities end. They are both the same height.

"Yep, I do (have a brother playing collegiate football). He is 6-foot-8 too and is a linebacker. He is at Stanford."


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