May 10, 2011

Tejada makes a big impression

A one-on-one drill during spring practice scored Jacksonville (Fla.) defensive tackle, Max Tejada his first scholarship offer this month. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Bolles High School run-stuffer said Colorado State linebackers coach Bernard Clark saw him in practice and wasted no time with his analysis.

"When the CSU coach came out to our practice, we were doing a drill where I was going up against one of our tackles who is a big recruit. I did pretty well and the CSU coach told my coach on the spot that he was offering me."

Colorado State is the only offer thus far for Tejada who said Troy and Central Florida appear to be close to dropping offers, while he is also talking to Tulsa, West Virginia and Florida Atlantic.

"I am just looking for what would be best for my next four years and if it fit, we'd just go from there," Tejada said. "I want football, good academics - I want to study sports medicine - and a good campus to shoot me on further in my life."

Tejada said he is a decent pass rusher, but a better run-stopper at this point in his career. He said he grew up a Florida State fan and lately has watched a lot of Alabama. For now, he said he is likely to give Colorado State a shot at his services. He said the distance factor from Jacksonville to Fort Collins, Colo. is not a concern for him.

"Honestly, I haven't been able to look into it yet, but as of right now I am open to looking at anything. I just want to play ball at the next level," Tejada said.

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