December 16, 2007

Givens to announce this week?

Bryce Givens took his third and final official visit to Colorado this weekend. The 6-foot-6, 257-pound offensive tackle from Denver (Colo.) Mullen now appears to have his mind made up on where he will play his college ball. When will he make the announcement?

"I don't know what day but I will probably announce my decision this week," said Givens, who previously took official visits out to Texas, Nebraska and Missouri. "It is definitely going to be low key. I don't want to make a big deal about it. I just want to have a little celebration with my friends and family and just go about it that way."

Givens did admit that his decision will come down to Colorado or Texas.

"I am going to choose the college that feels right," he said. "I kind of know already. So I just want to talk with my parents and get this decision made. I am going to tell all the coaches when I make the decision and then I should be ready [to announce]."

Redshirt freshman Eric Lawson served as Givens' player host for his trip to Colorado.

"It was really good, I liked it a lot," Givens said of his time in Boulder this weekend. "I had a blast up there with Josh Williams and all the other guys. It was just a good time.

"I just wanted to go up there and see them for the last time before I make my decision. I just wanted to go up there and make sure that if this is where I want to go, then this is where I want to go. And if not, then I got to know for sure one way or the other."

Givens originally committed to Nebraska back in April. But he decided to re-open his recruitment when it became evident that Bill Callahan was going to be fired as the Huskers' head coach.

"The last month has been real stressful but it has also been a fun process," Givens expressed. "I will be glad to get it over with but it was a good time in my life so it's hard to complain."

A Rivals100 member, Givens is the second rated prospect from the Centennial State this cycle. He was named All-Colorado after helping Mullen to Centennial League title this season as a senior.

Givens was also selected to play in the US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on January 5th. "I am real excited to play in that game," he said. "Nolan [Brewster] and myself are going to go down there and try to represent Colorado. We'll see how it goes. I plan to have a blast out there."

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