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SoCal quarterback selects Colorado

Posted on: May 12, 2011 8:28 pm
Edited on: May 12, 2011 8:30 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Colorado has always recruited the state of California well, grabbing several players to fill out their roster while competing in the Big 12 North Division. The move over to the Pac-12 had many expecting the Buffaloes to grab both a higher quantity and quality of athletes from the Golden State.

It appears that is quickly becoming reality as the Buffs picked up a key commitment from El Cajon (Calif.) quarterback Shane Dillon on Thursday.

The 6-foot-5, 175 pound Dillon is coached by noted quarterback guru George Whitfield, who has trained Ben Roethlisberger and Cam Newton among others.

Dillon visited Boulder just over a week ago and raved about his trip shortly thereafter. He held offers from Arizona, Cincinnati, Florida State, Ohio State and Vanderbilt but apparently had gone through enough of the recruiting process and ended things early by pledging to the Buffs. He is the fourth commitment in the program's class of 2012.

A little on the thin side, Dillon can still spin the ball well and is one of the top quarterbacks on the West Coast. He threw for 2,978 yards and 19 touchdowns last season as a junior.

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