Last-second Colorado football National Signing Day signee describes how commitment came together

Game action between Dunbar High School and Lehigh on Thursday at Dunbar in Fort Myers. Lehigh beat
Game action between Dunbar High School and Lehigh on Thursday at Dunbar in Fort Myers. Lehigh beat / Kinfay Moroti/

Last-second Colorado football commit Kyeran Garcia, a Dunbar High School product from Coach Prime's hometown of Fort Myers, Florida, described the 15-minute phone call that resulted in his scholarship offer from CU.

“We were getting out of practice and I got a call from my head coach and assistant coach that trained me,” Gacria said (h/t BuffZone). “They were just telling me Colorado was just looking at me. I really didn’t think it was nothing serious. They wanted to get my measurements, I took a picture. And then I got to text that said, ‘Coach Prime wants to get on FaceTime with you.’ I ended up getting on Zoom with them. It really happened so fast. It was like 15 minutes.

“They said I’m a playmaker and they offered me a scholarship. I was very excited. I’ve been working my whole life just for a big opportunity. And coming into high school, I’ve just been grinding looking for my first Power Five offer.”

Kyeran Garcia a big fan of Colorado football LB coach Andre Hart

Garcia was particularly fond of and excited to play for Colorado linebackers coach Andre Hart, of whose ability to develop prospects had the receiver-turned-linebacker highly complimentary of.

“Coach Hart, the linebacker coach out of Colorado, I look forward to playing up under him," Garcia said. "I feel like he does a really good job at developing his linebackers. I watched some film and they just play like lights out. So I feel like he can develop me into just being an animal and get to the next level.”

Between Garcia's excitement to play for his soon-to-be position coach, and Angel Lopez's excitement to play with Cormani McClain, the energy around Coach Prime's Buffs is sky-high these days.

That's one of the many baseline traits that makes a program successful. Good on Coach Prime and Co. for building that culture.

Now the pay-to-play NIL dollars need to back it up to bring this thing across the finish line.