Colorado Big Man Making The Rounds

6 foot 10 inch Dan Skipper is traveling all over the country making visits

The 2013 class may not have a taller player than 6-10, 270 pound offensive line prospect Dan Skipper who has been hitting the road hard and has more visits to come.

"My recruitment is going good. I'm just keeping my options open and trying to see as many places as I can before I make a decision."

Skipper reports offers from Wyoming, Washington State, Washington, Utah, Colorado State, Colorado, Vanderbilt, Duke, Arizona State, Oregon State, and Missouri with other getting close.

"Possibly Northwestern and Tulsa. I think they'll be the next to offer."

Skipper isn't reporting any favorites at this time as he works his way around the country taking visits.

"I'm trying to see as many campuses as I can and evaluate everyone. I've seen Colorado, Colorado State, Arizona State, Wyoming, and Oklahoma."

Skipper isn't very familiar with the University of Utah right now but is doing his best to learn more over the next couple of months.

"I don't really know a whole lot right now, but I'm doing my research on them and talking to the coaches. I'm working on a date to hopefully get out there."

Skipper, who reports a 3.91 GPA, is placing academics at the top of his list of priorities.

"Academics are number one. I'd also like a place with a great family atmosphere and a great position coach."

With his height, Skipper has started to receive some interest on the hardwood, despite limited experience, but he has no interest in anything other than football at the next level.

"I did play basketball this year. We'll see how it goes, but I'm not positive that I'll play as a senior. This past year was my first year playing in high school and I played mostly JV. One junior college coach talked to me, but it's not something I'm really interested in doing."

With no set timeframe on when he'll make a decision, the big man will continue taking visits to see as many schools as possible.

"We're going to make a trip to the west coach to see Cal, Washington State, Oregon State, Washington, and Boise. Then maybe head to Missouri. Whenever it feels right I'll make my commitment. I'm not going to rush a decision. It's a place I'll spend four or five years so I want to make sure it's the right place."

Ute Zone Top Stories