April 13, 2011

Flores takes a trip to Fort Collins

It took Arthur Floresjust four games last season to pick up honorable mention All-State honors. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound tackle from Denver had to sit out after transferring from Cherokee Trail HIgh School to Colorado football power, Mullen last fall.

Now, Flores is using those four games worth of tape to pick up interest from college football recruiters. Flores has offers from Utah, Central Florida and Colorado, with an offer from Duke a distinct possibility.

"I think (coaches) like my size and the way I am on the field," Flores said Sunday. "I give my everything. I just go out and dismantle people. Something I want to work on is my hip flexibility, but everyone needs to work on that. I think my speed off-the-ball is pretty good. Coaches just like the way I look on the field."

The Colorado State coaching staff got to meet Flores in-person last week as the Mullen Mauler visited a spring practice, taking in the sites and sounds.

"I talked to the coaches," Flores said. The coaches came up and introduced themselves to me. They let me roam around the field at practice and see what they do. After practice I talked to the coaches. They just said they wanted to see me come by the camp in the summer and keep in touch."

Flores said he doesn't have a scholarship offer yet, but is in touch with Ram offensive line coach and offensive coordinator, Pat Meyer. He said he enjoys Fort Collins and is impressed by their academic reputation. He added that he enjoyed seeing the team get the opportunity to compete against one-another.

Flores said he will select his college based on the majors available (he would like architecture or the opportunity to work with computers). He said he isn't tied to Colorado, but added it would be nice for his family to see him play in-person.

In order for that to happen, the Rams and CU Buffs would have to beat out what is becoming a crowded field of suitors.

"UCF, I am getting real excited about them and it would be cool to go to Duke too," Flores said. "Their program is developing. They were the most improved team in their conference last year. They are really good academically too. I like CU a lot. I went to the spring game on Saturday and I liked the way they did things. Utah - I thought their coach was a real cool guy."

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