Heritage High School lineman Frank Umu is headed to Colorado State.
Umu made his commitment on Wednesday to join Jim McElwain’s program in Fort Collins.
9NEWS confirmed the commitment with Heritage athletic director Brock Becker.
“Pretty exciting because it’s a DI school,” said Becker. “Frank is a really good kid and he had been toiling over the decision for the past few months.”
New Heritage head coach Tyler Knoblock credits the Eagles previous coaching staff as well as Matt McChesney and the staff at Six Zero Strength for Umu’s development.
“Frank is the hardest working kid,” said Knoblock. “For him to get an offer like this and he wanted to stay regional and he gets to realize his dream…I think Frank is a tremendous prospect… there’s no level he can get to that would surprise me.”
Knoblock said Umu has put on 15 pounds of good weight this off season. The lineman now measures in at six-foot-five, 282 pounds. “Some of the things he can do at his size is freakish,” Knoblock told 9NEWS.
According to Becker other schools including Wyoming and Washington State had been to Littleton recently to recruit Umu . “It’s pretty cool because we get to watch him play in state,” said Becker.
Umu is the second in-state lineman to join Colorado State’s 2015 recruiting class. Rocky Mountain’s Salofi Gaoa committed to the Rams in July.
“Quiet, rocks at the bottom of the fish bowl,” said Becker laughing. “He’s a steady kid, works hard and takes care of his business.”
Heritage opens their season on August 22nd against Boynton Beach (FL) at the Disney WIde World of Sports Complex in Florida.