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Embree: Some recruits are jersey chasers and don't understand...

Jon Embree secured his first big commitment last week from a 4-star quarterback prospect from California named Shane Dillon.

Overall, the Colorado has received three commitments for the 2012 class, one that will be foundation for the future of the Buffaloes under Embree.

For Embree, recruiting appears to be the top priority (good decision). He told The Daily Camera, "There are about 15 kids who I tell them I`m personally recruiting you. I`m going to be the one.”

“Yeah, you might hear from position coaches, but I want you to understand when this spring evaluation period is over, I want you to sit there and look at if this school really wanted you, how come the head coach didn`t call you?"

Colorado's football program has a good tradition, but the Buffaloes haven’t experienced much success in recent years. They haven’t played on national TV as much and the Buffs are set to enter the PAC-12, where teams like Oregon and USC are on top of the college football world.

It all goes back to recruiting and Embree believes, "There are some guys (recruits) who are jersey chasers. They just want to go be on the team and then you`ve got guys who want to go make something happen and be a part of something special.”

“They`re waiting to see how many offers they get and then go to the highest ranked school at the end. What they don`t understand is college football is cyclical. Where was Wisconsin three years ago?"

This summer is going to be important for recruiting. Colorado will host two separate 3-day youth camps for grades 1-8, a 1-day OL / DL camp, two separate 1-day high school skill position only camps, and a 1-day kicking camp. Embree and his staff are hoping to get a number of top prospects on campus.


Click here to see how each PAC-12 program is formatting their summer camps.