October 7, 2009

The Office is coming to Fort Collins

A big recruiting weekend for the Colorado State football team got a little bigger this week with confirmation that Fort Meade, Fla. defensive tackle Jimmy Office will be in Fort Collins Saturday to take a look at CSU. Office is a 6-foot, 275-pounder who reports scholarship offers from Colorado State, Tennessee and Michigan State.

"Coaches tell me I am a hard worker," Office said when asked what he does well on the field. "I play side-to-side, I am a runner and a hard worker."

Office's weekend will be a big one for the big man who said he has never been out of the southeastern corner of the country. Despite some cold weather expected in Colorado this weekend, he said he isn't concerned about a forecast that could include rain and snow.

"I am expecting to go up there and like the surroundings. I want to see the game and I expect the coaches to take me around and tour the school and how the surroundings of the school are."

"I like the cold weather," Office said. "I get mad because it is too hot for where I am now. I love when the cold weather comes through. I am not afraid of the cold in Colorado."

Office said he is looking forward to his trip and learning more about Colorado State. CSU offensive line coach Pat Meyer is in charge of his recruitment to Colorado State and has told Office plenty about the campus and program. Office said he has also been a frequent visitor to the CSU football Web site and likes what he sees. He also has an idea of what he is looking for out of any program.

"They (any school recruiting Office) have to show me that I like the place," Office said. "When I come to their school I would like to play right away. It depends on the defense too, what kind of defense they run and the surroundings of the college. I would like to see another defensive lineman beside me working hard."

This season Office said he has taken another step in his development by adding weight, adding strength and speed for his high school squad which is sporting a 5-0 record.

"High school is going pretty good right now," he said. "I am bigger and more explosive, stronger and bigger. Last year I was weighing 245, but I am 275 now and I am probably a little quicker."

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