September 24, 2009

Favors impressed with CSU

A visit to Fort Collins this weekend was just about enough for Orlando (Fla.) linebacker Charles Favors to pull the trigger on a commitment to play football for the Colorado State Rams. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Favors is the leading career tackles leader at Dr. Phillips High School and had a great visit to Fort Collins.

In fact, he said he nearly committed to play football for the Rams before leaving town.

"I came very close (to a commitment), but I just wanted to see what all the other schools had to offer before I committed," Favors said. "I want to make sure it is the right decision for me and my future."

Favors said Colorado State impressed him to a higher degree than he thought it would and was impressed by the fact the Rams talked school with him.

"It impressed me a lot," Favors said of his visit to CSU. "It impressed me a lot more than I thought it was going to. It showed me what the school has to offer in terms of education first and playing football second. that was the big thing that caught my eye."

Favors said this weekend was the first time he had seen the Rocky Mountains. He added he was impressed by the new academic center on campus. Favors said he plans on majoring in Business Management.

On the field, Favors said he enjoyed his time meeting the defensive coaches and spent a lot of his time talking to current players to get an idea of what it is like to play in Fort Collins.

"The environment was a real nice environment and it was something new.
"I liked the defensive scheme. It seems like we could catch on quick. the defensive coach was telling me what they do and what the cards mean and I was catching on quick.

"I imagined myself actually being a student-athlete there and trying to get that feeling. I talked to a lot of players and asked a lot of questions. It was good," he added.

Favors and his Dr. Phillips teammates Marvin Ford and Marquis Hood made it to Fort Collins the night after winning a 27-20 game Friday night. The game saw Favors pick up 13 tackles and one pass break-up. Dr. Phillips is ranked third in the state and first in their areas.

"We were still able to pull it out," Favors said of the close win. "We didn't do too bad, but we have some mistakes that we can correct and will be corrected. That is the good thing about it."

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