Recently, 2013 Grandview tight end Christian Backes stated he would make his commit when he knew it was right. Northern Colorado was the right fit as the 6-5 tight end opted to take his game to Greeley.
According to Backes, UNC offered last month and he finalized his decision this past weekend during an official visit. Regarding the program Backes says, "I really like the atmosphere at the school and around the team, everyone is very positive."
The Bears, winners of five games this past season, finished up 2012 with three straight victories. Northern Colorado's strong finish to the season gels with Backes belief that the, "program is really on an upswing."
Backes cites how the offense is a "good fit" for him and the potential of early playing time as also part of his decision. Along with Northern Colorado Backes had offers from New Mexico, Weber State and North Dakota State.