Vinson commits to Colorado State on visit

One player who saw recruiting pick up once it was discovered he could leave this spring is Saddleback CB Dominique Vinson (6-0, 180) and this past weekend he visited Colorado State and, once the coaches put an offer on the table, he decided he'd found his home for the next three years…

"I had a good time up there most definitely," Vinson told "It was a really good time and the coaches offered me and I committed to them.

"I'm enrolling up there for the summer and I think it starts on June 14th, so that's when I'm heading over there to get started. I'm excited."

Last season, Vinson put up modest stats playing the nickel spot for the Gauchos, posting 16 tackles and one pass defensed.

"I'm strong and I have good recovery speed, so I can stick with guys or be physical with them," Vinson said. "I run a 4.43 forty, so I can keep up with almost anyone and I feel like I'm good at reading routes and staying with them.

"Colorado State wants me out at corner, so that's where I'll start out."

Vinson prepped at Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California and didn't sign, although he was a qualifier.

He greyshirted at Saddleback in 2007 and then transferred to Boise State hoping to earn a scholarship during spring football. However, things didn't work out so he headed back to Saddleback and played last year as a redshirt freshman.

"It just didn't work out for me up there at Boise," Vinson said. "I needed to get another start, so I came back to Saddleback because I knew it and felt comfortable and that's when things really started to heat up for me this spring after we had our practices."

Once he steps on campus in Colorado Springs, Vinson will have three years to play three.

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