October 31, 2007

Q&A with Major

Jon Major talks about his recent commitment to the University of Colorado for the first time. The four-star linebacker from Parker (Colo.) Ponderosa chose the Buffaloes over scholarship offers from more than 50 other D-1 programs.

As a senior, through nine games, Major has recorded 137 tackles. He has also racked up 22 tackles for a loss, 10 caused fumbles, five fumble recoveries, seven sacks, one interception, 16 quarterback hurries and 11 pass break ups. Playing situationally on offense, Major has accounted for 220 yards and three touchdowns.

What sold you on Colorado?

Jon Major: "I felt like I belonged ay CU, that I could be a part of something special and that it offered everything I was looking for at the next level. Here are a few other important reasons that come to mind: No. 1) The entire coaching staff and my future team mates, No. 2) My relationship with Coach Cabral and the opportunity to play for him, No. 3) Incredible family atmosphere, No. 4) My belief in Coach Hawk's plan to win a National Championship, No. 5) the chance to get a great education from a great school, No. 6) The chance to play in front of my family and friends, No. 7) The welcome I receive from the entire Buff nation every time I visit Boulder. No. 8) Coach Collins' defensive system, No. 9) The energy and excitement in the football program under Coach Hawk, No. 10) Boulder, Colorado."

Was there a particular time when it clicked and you knew Colorado was the school and program for you?

"I was at the CU game versus KU with my family and a bunch of friends and everything just felt right. I had been feeling real good about CU but at that game I stopped feeling like a recruit and started feeling like the Buffs were my team."

Walk me through your commitment... who did you talk to, and what was their reaction?

"I was talking to Coach Cabral and when I told him I wanted to be a Buff, my parents could hear him scream through the phone from the other side of our house. I really appreciated how excited Coach Hawk and Coach Cabral were to get my commitment."

Are you glad to have this out of the way? Did you feel a big sense of relief after you committed?

"Yes. But I am also humbled and grateful that I got to experience it."

Major and his Ponderosa teammates will play Cherry Creek in the first round of the playoffs at the Stutler Bowl this Friday. The game will kick off at 7:00 pm.

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