January 17, 2010

Colorado State impresses Dancy

This weekend's trip to Fort Collins offered the chance for Walnut (Calif.) defensive tackle Paul Dancy to get a look at Colorado State University as well as the opportunity to get in some time in the snow.

"I had a lot of fun in the snow," Dancy said. "I had never seen snow in all my life. I had a little snow fight."

Currently a member of the Mount San Antonio Community College football team, Dancy holds scholarship offers from Colorado State, Iowa State, Kansas, New Mexico, New Mexico State. He has also heard from Nevada and Baylor. Dancy's 6-foot-4, 250-pound frame contains a body that has run a 4.68 time in the 40-yard dash, can bench press 325 pounds and squat 550. Last season he accounted for 9.5 sacks, 28 tackles for a loss and 65 stops.

Scholastically, Dancy holds a 2.4 grade-point average and said he is five classes away from having his Associates degree in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine.

Dancy said he enjoyed his time in Fort Collins and, snow aside, listed the highlights of the trip as a chance to meet with defensive line coach Scott Brown, as well as Colorado State Head Coach Steve Fairchild.

"The D-line coach said he likes me and I am the type of player he needs on his defensive line because I am explosive," Dancy said. "He says I am the perfect fit for his program. Coach Fairchild was a very cool guy too. I had breakfast with him this morning. He said he really likes me and he is looking forward to having me on the team if I sign with them."

Dancy said he enjoyed his time in Fort Collins but didn't pull the trigger on a commitment to Colorado State Sunday. Prior to his visit in Fort Collins, Dancy said he wasn't planning on making a commitment until after his visit to Iowa State next weekend. That plan appears to be intact, but Dancy said that doesn't mean that he didn't enjoy his time in Colorado.

"II didn't know it could be that fun in Colorado, but we had an awesome time," Dancy said. "I just love how beautiful the city is. It has a college-town feel to it, but it has a nice city feel to it as well.

"I loved it. It was beautiful. I liked and it was a wonderful experience for me."

Dancy did say the trip to Fort Collins has put the Rams at the top of his list. Aside from his visit to Iowa State next weekend, Dancy said his coaches are hearing from Baylor and may visit Waco this winter too.

Dancy was one of four recruits who were in town this weekend. Dancy said he was joined in Fort Collins by Texas defensive end Clifton Murphy, a defensive tackle from Seattle (likely John Froman) and third defensive end, who Dancy said was from the Orlando-area.

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