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What's an official visit like anyway?

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by skinsfan55, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. skinsfan55

    skinsfan55 Club Member Club Member

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    So as we know CU is entertaining a ton of prospects this weekend... what do they do exactly?

    Do they stay in hotels or is there a dorm on campus they stay in? Do they eat meals as a group or are they on their own for part of the visit? do they take a tour? Sit in a classroom? See the facilities?

    What's one of these things like anyway?
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm curious, too.

    Under HaLkins, visitors were put up in the St. Julien.

    Embree moved it outside town to the Omni. (I'd like to think he had a reason beyond, "I'm not doing anything that HaLkins did and the old coaches I respect used the Omni.)

    Anyone know where MacIntyre is putting up the recruits?
     
  3. SD Buff

    SD Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Usually go something like this.

    Picked up at the airport by a coach or GA.
    Check in to the St. Julien
    Eat at the C4C or somewhere on campus.
    Meet with academic staff and professors
    Go to dinner - Chop House or somewhere similar.
    Then they have the night with their player hosts.
    Eat breakfast.
    Tour facilities.
    Watch a CU Video?
    maybe a BB game if there is one.
    Meet with coaches and HCMM
    Dinner usually at Folsom in the suites.
    Time with player hosts
     
  4. cubuffs85

    cubuffs85 Active Member

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    I'd imagine the ones this weekend are going to the KU game.
     
  5. AeroBuff99

    AeroBuff99 Club Member Club Member

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    Hookers and Blow
     
  6. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    This. And lots of it
     
  7. SD Buff

    SD Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Pasha out of retirement?
     
  8. DrunkRalphie

    DrunkRalphie Well-Known Member

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    The way CU football has gone the past ten years they need more hookers and blow.
     
  9. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    With larger groups of recruits, Hawkins started out Friday night in downtown Denver for dinner, because he thought some guys might like to see that they weren't that far from a big city, with lots of sporting events (you can see where the Broncos, Av's Nuggets and Rockies play all in about a 5 minute spin), arts, culture, entertainment, concerts, etc. (none of which they have time for while plaing football, but the illusion of opportunity is there), then head up to Boulder & hotel. I know a couple times they all went to the ESPN zone before it shut down. I don't think the Tilted Kilt (which took over the space) has the same family appeal.
    Hawkins also sometimes divided the Saturday night dinner up among the position coaches and himself, having the players and their player hosts eat at the coach's homes, where everyone could get to know each other.
    Parents I know who went to Omni instead of St Julien were -- at loose ends, I guess that's the best way to put it --- because when there was "down time" or free time on the schedule, instead of being on the mall downtown Boulder or near enough to walk to campus, they were away from everything. So where-ever HCMM is putting the kids and families up for the night, I hope it's nearer to campus.
     
  10. SD Buff

    SD Buff Club Member Club Member

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    St. Julien
     
  11. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Smart move.
     
  12. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    That's at Miami.
     
  13. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Christian Shaver's twitter

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  14. skinsfan55

    skinsfan55 Club Member Club Member

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    Well, if a kid isn't swayed by m&m's and gatorade...
     
  15. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    Nice wholesome party favors there.
     
  16. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    He must have already finished the cookies and milk
     
  17. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    Maybe the milk, but isn't that a giant Ralphie logo cookie in the box?
     
  18. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Good call. I thought it was a cake with a CU logo, but upon further review it does look like a cookie.
     
  19. skinsfan55

    skinsfan55 Club Member Club Member

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    HCMM is wholesome if nothing else.
     
  20. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    **** :doh:, what violations is the NCAA going to hit us with?
     
  21. skinsfan55

    skinsfan55 Club Member Club Member

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    Schools are allowed to provide snacks, no violations there. I mean they're allowed to pay for airfare, give them free tickets to athletic events and fancy dinners. They're not getting slapped for giving someone $5 worth of ****.
     
  22. FlaBuff

    FlaBuff I drive a Dodge Stratus! Club Member

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    Erik Norgard and Joe Garten ate the the cake in my hotel room at the Harvest House.
     
  23. chitownbuff

    chitownbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Welp, that basketball game couldn't have gone any better.
     
  24. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    I like that the cookie has the classic CU lettering and not the italic shyte.
     
  25. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    You haven't followed the NCAA very closely, have you? This is the organization that let's one school that is giving cars away get off with a slap on the hand and gives bowl bans and guts recruiting classes on another for letting a kid wear a jacket home when he doesn't have one and is going home to a blizzard. Cam Newton's dad can ask for six figure fees and another school gets probation for giving meals to a walk-on who will never play.
     
  26. skinsfan55

    skinsfan55 Club Member Club Member

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    Apparently during official visits you watch the Buffs rock the Jayhawks with Elway in the crowd.
     
  27. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Wonder what the card on the cookie says? Please reply and let me know your thoughts
     
  28. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I tried scanning the crowd for them but couldn't find the recruits
     
  29. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    To be honest, having Elway at those games is pretty money for our recruiting. Today's game certainly didn't hurt.
     
  30. NW Buff

    NW Buff Club Member Club Member

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    The TV announcers said there were 30 football recruits at the game.
     

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