Recruiting Update: Ben Tedford

Columbine DE Ben Tedford

Defensive end Ben Tedford from Columbine HS (Littleton, CO) is now up to three offers. See what he says abotu thtose three and what other schools he is looking at.

At 6-6 225 pounds defensive end Ben Tedford from Columbine has the frame that college coaches want. A successful junior season that saw Columbine win the state title and in which Tedford was 2nd team all conference after recording 60 tackles and 2 sacks put him on many colleges radar. He recently received three offers and talked with Scout.com about his thoughts on those three and other schools that may be close to offering.

 

Air Force, Wyoming and Colorado State were the first three schools to offers and here is what Ben has to say on each of them:

 

On Air Force:

 

"They were the first to offer me. I have been talking to the coaches a little. I like the coaches. The only disadvantage I see is the military part."

 

On Wyoming:

 

"It (the offer) came out of the blue. I talk to the coaches a lot. They have a nice campus and I like the coaches. Coach Glenn used to be at UNC (Northern Colorado)."

 

On Colorado State:

 

"That one (offer) was the one I was looking forward to the most. I have friends that play there and my dad has friends that used to play football there. They are my early favorites."

 

Other then the above three, Tedford says that Utah Stanford, Washington State, Boise State, Kansas and Kansas State are other schools that he is looking at. In fact he in considering making unofficial visits to Utah, Kansas State, Stanford and Washington State this summer but has not set anything up yet. He has also camped at Wyoming with his team and might camp at CSU.

 

When asked about his time frame for making a commitment he says, "I have no time table. I will see how the season goes. If I like it on my visit I might commit then but I want to check everybody out." He says that he will talk things over with his coach, family and family friends before he makes a choice.

 

Tedford says his strengths as a player are his speed and quickness; he has been clocked in the forty at 4.71. He claims a max bench of 215 and squats 275. He is a solid student with a 3.75 cumulative GPA. He has not taken his SAT yet.

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