January 20, 2009
Buffs check in on Texas quarterback
Bryce Petty did not want to deal with the recruiting process this late in the cycle. But for a variety of reasons, the three-star quarterback from Midlothian (Texas) High remains unsure where he will play his college football.
Petty originally committed to Tennessee. But when Lane Kiffin took over as the Volunteers' new head coach, he informed Petty that they were moving in a different direction and his scholarship offer would no longer be honored.
Petty took his first official visit to Arkansas this past weekend. But he left Fayetteville without an offer from the Razorbacks.
Nebraska and New Mexico had also offered early in the process, but the Cornhuskers are now content with just signing four-star prospect Cody Green and the Lobos went through a coaching change.
Petty was scheduled to visit SMU this coming weekend, but the Mustangs just had a quarterback transfer into the program, relinquishing their need for another signee at the position this cycle.
"I'm just in a fog and waiting on people," Petty admitted.
Colorado offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich stopped by his school on Tuesday.
"Colorado said that they have a couple of scholarships left," Petty said. "It's almost a wild card kind of deal. Coach Helfrich was saying that he didn't know if they wanted to put it on an athlete or wide receiver or quarterback. After we met, he said he was going to call [head] coach Dan Hawkins and see if I need to come up on an official [visit]."
Rivals.com ranks Petty among the nation's top 25 pro-style quarterbacks from the Class of 2009. He earned second-team 16-4A honors despite missing some time due to knee injury this past season.
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