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.
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."
"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 (
"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,
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.