Ballage has a lot of connections to CU

Ballage has a lot of connections to CU

One of the state's top prospects has over 16 offers, it's an offer from the University of Colorado that is intriguing to the talented running back. Kalen Ballage has a lot of connections to the Buff's program, including his cousin a current running back at Colorado Josh Ford. Kalen's uncles Norman and Howard Ballage also played for the Black and Gold.

One of the state's top prospects has over 16 offers, it's an offer from the University of Colorado that is intriguing to the talented running back.

Kalen Ballage has a lot of connections to the Buff's program, including his cousin a current running back at Colorado Josh Ford. Kalen's uncles Norman and Howard Ballage also played for the Black and Gold.

Ballage admitted that he is hearing from his family a lot of good things about Colorado's new coaching staff.

"Josh loves the new coaching staff," Ballage told BuffPlayBook.com Monday night. "He loves the change. Uncle Howard is always talking about how I should go to Colorado."

Ballage, a three star running back who currently holds over 16 offers from schools like Michigan, Nebraska, Mississippi State as well as in state schools Colorado, Colorado State and Air Force, is keeping all of his options open.

According to Ballage, apparently he has captured new Colorado Head Coach Mike MacIntyre's attention.

"Coach Mac told me that I was the first person he offered once he got hired as the head coach at Colorado," Ballage said. "He and his staff are telling me that I'm a top priority for this recruiting class. It's pretty cool to see all of my hard work is coming together, it's really a great feeling."

Ballage, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound athlete from Falcon, played running back and slot receiver his junior year, garnering over 850 yards on the ground and another 693 yards through the air.

Ballage recently took an unofficial visit to Boulder during the Buffs spring football season. He apparently came away impressed.

"I was the only one there the day I got there," Ballage said. "I got a lot of one on one time with the coaching staff and got the opportunity to see how they work and coach."

The Colorado running back is uncertain of his plans this summer but may take in some camps.

"Not sure what camps I'm going to," Ballage said. "It's a definite possibility that I camp at Colorado."

Stay tuned to BuffPlayBook.com for complete coverage of Ballage's recruiting process.

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