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Signing day: Monarch’s MacIntyre signs with Colorado

JEREMY PAPASSO
Monarch’s Jay MacIntyre signed with the University of Colorado on Wednesday. He will be a return man and either a slot receiver or defensive back with the Buffaloes.

Many believed Jay MacIntyre would tilt this way, but he didn’t make it official until Wednesday morning.

Monarch’s athlete extraordinaire will play football at the University of Colorado, joining his father and CU coach, Mike MacIntyre. A quarterback (among other things) at Monarch, Jay MacIntyre will sign with the Buffaloes as an athlete.

He’ll see time as a return man and likely as either a slot receiver or defensive back.

“At first it was a tough decision of whether I should play with my dad or if I shouldn’t,” said MacIntyre, who accounted for 31 touchdowns in his lone season at Monarch. “I just decided my heart’s with the Buffs and I love the Colorado family they have going there.”

MacIntyre also strongly considered Wyoming, which was going to give him a chance to prove himself at quarterback. He settled on CU last Thursday, although he didn’t let anyone immediately know.

Monarch coach Phil Bravo hopes CU fans will give MacIntyre a clean slate and not compare his situation to Dan and Cody Hawkins, a Buffs’ coach-and-player duo in the past.

Bravo said the notion that CU is playing MacIntyre at positions other than QB “fits his physical nature a little better. You know there will be skeptics that will make the comparison. . . . The commonality is that they’re both coaches who had sons who played at CU.

“The difference is, in my opinion, is that Jay is one of the premier players in the state of Colorado.”

More to come on MacIntyre and the rest of Monarch’s 11 signings later in the day.

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