Early in the recruiting process Arvada West offensive tackle Marc Mustoe opted to commit to UCLA, but as we know nothing is final until signing day. Saying the "program at Colorado is looking up" Mustoe decommitted from UCLA and committed to Colorado. Mustoe goes on to say that he feels, "Coach Embree has a vision of making the program what it once was."
The process of Mustoe, who lives twenty minutes from Boulder, becoming a Buff, started this past Monday when Embree contacted Mustoe and wanted to meet. After meeting, Mustoe said he, "felt something new and different was taking place." When asked about Embree Mustoe says, "He bleeds Colorado. He went to Cherry Creek, played at Colorado, was a coach at Colorado and now he is the Head Coach."
The other, less glamorous side of the story is the decommit, which Mustoe says was fine. Mustoe called Bruin offensive line coach Bob Palcic and according to Mustoe Palcic was, "classy and wished me the best of luck."
Mustoe's switch could be a sign of things to come under Embree. The 2010 class of football prospects saw numerous players such as Danny Spond, Mike Moudy, Austin Hinder, Nduka Onyeali and many more leave Colorado to play college football elsewhere. 2011s top Colorado prospect Brendon Austin was an early commit to Stanford. Potentially Embree could reverse this trend. Mustoe could also become a voice in the ear of his high school teammate Paul Thurston, one of the top offensive line prospects in the west.
With the season now finished, Mustoe says he is training hard and hitting the weight room. The 6-7 275 pound tackle is extremely long and has a ton of room to add strength and size. It would not be surprising to see him enter CU this summer in the 290 range.