CU Recruiting Class of 2019


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Colorado Recruiting Class of 2019

CU Class of 2019 … Twelve commitments

Recruits by position … Quarterbacks: 1 … Wide receivers: 2 … Offensive linemen: 3 … Linebacker: 1 … Defensive backs: 5

Recruits are from … Colorado: 4 … California: 6 … Texas: 1 … Austria: 1



Titus Toler – DB

Just the facts … Committed July 16th … Toler is a 6’0″, 185-pound defensive back from Bellflower, California  Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Toler … Toler is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Toler is considered by Rivals to be the No. 45 safety prospect in the nation, and the No. 75 player out of California this season. At 247 Sports, Toler is considered to be the No. 63 safety in the country, the 85th-best player out of California, and the No. 840 player in the nation.

“Toler is not going to blow you away physically but he’s a defensive back who doesn’t make mistakes. He’s excellent in coverage, can run with almost any receiver and he’s always in the hip pocket throughout the route. I saw Toler a bunch last season, and I’ll see him more in his senior year. He needs to keep getting bigger and stronger but in terms of a defensive back who can cover all over the field, he’s an impressive one.” – Analyst Adam Gorney

Toler is among the most versatile defensive backs out West. He’s a natural safety but has plus cover skills and played a lot of corner his junior season. He’s a physical player with very good speed and was the DB MVP at the NorCal Opening Regional Camp. He was part of Bosco’s state leading 4x100m relay team and is a plus athlete who can hit and plays with a nice edge to his game. – 247Sports analyst Greg Biggins

Toler had other offers from … over half of the Pac-12, including Washington, Arizona State, UCLA, Cal, Oregon State and Washington State. Toler had other notable offers from Boston College, Illinois, Minnesota, Vanderbilt and Colorado State. Toler took his official visit to CU in June, and had planned to take an official visit to Tempe before deciding between Colorado, Washington, and Arizona State. Toler, though, decided to follow in his father’s footsteps (Robert Toler, WR, 1996-99) and come to Boulder.

Here is a link to Toler’s highlights.




Don Chapman – DB

Just the facts … Committed July 10th … Chapman is a 6’2″, 185-pound defensive back from San Diego, California  Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Chapman … Chapman is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Chapman earned first-team all-CIF honors as a junior playing safety and wide receiver. In 2017, Chapman had 84 tackles, 59 unassisted, with three interceptions. On offense, Chapman had 17 receptions for 225 yards and two touchdowns.

“Chapman is a jack-of-all-trades who can contribute all over the field. Long term, he’s probably a defensive back but even then it’s undecided whether he’ll be better at cornerback or safety. He’s a long, rangy, athletic player who has excellent hands so at defensive back he’s not looking to knock passes away – he’s looking to pick them off. At wide receiver and on special teams, Chapman is also a major contributor so Colorado is getting a kid who can do a lot of everything.” – National Analyst Adam Gorney

Chapman had other offers from … over a dozen schools. From the Pac-12, Chapman had offers from USC, Washington State, and Arizona. Other offers came from a number of Mountain West schools, including Colorado State, UNLV, New Mexico, Fresno State, Utah State and Hawai’i. One other offer of note: Army – a pretty fair indicator as to the quality of individual and student who has committed to become a Buff.

In his own words … “I am going to be playing college football at the University of Colorado,” Chapman told KUSI, a San Diego television station. “Colorado is a great program. Coach (Mike) Mac(Intyre), Coach ShaDon (Brown) and Coach (Ashley) Ambrose… I talked to a lot of coaches, I have been a few places, and I just fell in love with everything they are doing up there. And it is also great the head coach is a defensive backs guy, too, that works in my favor.”

Here is a link to Chapman’s highlights




Mark Perry – DB

Just the facts … Committed July 4th … Perry is a 6’1″, 190-pound defensive back from Rancho Cucamonga, California  Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Perry … Perry is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Rivals rates Perry as the 90th-best player out of the state of California this recruiting cycle. At 247 Sports, Perry is considered to be the No. 65 safety in the nation, the 86th-best player out of the state of California, and the No. 866 player overall in the country.

247Sports recruiting analyst Greg Biggins gave the following review of Perry’s game: “He shows instincts in pass coverage, physicality in run support and is one of the most well rounded safety prospects out West and does everything well. He has impressed at multiple off-season events starting with the Army All-American Combine, the Nike Opening Regional Camp and the Adidas 7-on-7 tournament. Perry is a thick kid, about 6-foot-0 and a rock solid 195-pounds. He had the 6th-highest Nike Rating at the SoCal Opening Regional Camp, clocking a 4.59-forty, 4.28 shuttle and jumped 38-inches in the vertical.”

“Perry is a great looking defensive back – lean muscle, physical at the line of scrimmage and he has tremendous length to make plays all over the field. I’ve been surprised his recruitment did not take off even more because he has been impressive at numerous events this offseason. Colorado is getting a really good player who can play cornerback, play nickel, move to safety, whatever the Buffaloes need from him on defense.” – analyst Adam Gorney

Perry had other offers from … two other Pac-12 schools, Arizona State and Arizona, as well as Iowa State from the Big 12. Perry also had offers from a number of Mountain West schools, including Colorado State, San Diego State, Nevada, and Wyoming.

Here is a link to Mark Perry’s highlights.




Jaylen Martin – CB

Just the facts … Committed June 29th … Martin is a 6’2″, 170-pound defensive back from Corona, California Rivals bio 247Sports bio

What others say about Martin … Martin is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247Sports. Rivals rates Martin as the No. 93 overall prospect out of the state of California, while 247 Sports has Martin as the No. 110 cornerback in the nation, the No. 104 player out of California, and the 1,069 overall in the nation.

“Martin really impressed me at the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp presented by adidas in Los Angeles this spring, and he was one of the standout defensive backs from the event. He has length and he’s not afraid to be physical at the line of scrimmage. His long arms allow him to knock down passes as well, so that’s going to be beneficial, and I think he could be utilized at either cornerback or safety. I wonder if he can run with elite receivers in the Pac-12. I’m sure we will see, but with his length and toughness at the line of scrimmage, he’s not going to make it easy for opponents.” – analyst Adam Gorney

Martin had other offers from … at least a half dozen other Power-Five schools, including Oregon, Utah, and Washington State from the Pac-12. Martin’s other offers came from school like Boston College, BYU, Rutgers, Hawai’i, and Colorado State.

In his own words … Martin’s tweet announcing his commitment: “After many discussions with my family, I will be continuing my football & educational career at the University of Colorado”.

Here is a link to Martin’s highlights.

And here is some YouTube highlights of Martin in action:





Valentin Senn – OL

Just the facts … Committed June 24th … Senn is a 6’7″, 280-pound offensive lineman from Innsbruck, Austria Rivals bio 247 Sports bio

What others say about Senn … Senn, an offensive lineman from Austria, was not rated by either Rivals or 247 Sports when he committed. Senn received a two-star rating from Rivals ten days after his commitment. Senn has only been playing football for 2 1/2 years, so will be a long-term project if he is to become a Power-Five caliber player.

Senn had other offers from … a number of other schools, though none from any other Power-Five conference schools. The good news that there were at least eight other offers out there. The bad news is that most of the offers were from smaller schools. Akron and Buffalo from the Mid-American conference were the highest profile offers, with Senn receiving offers from schools like Towson, UConn, Dartmouth, and Holy Cross.

Here is a link to Senn’s highlights.




Jake Wiley – OL

Just the facts … Committed June 23rd … Wiley is a 6’5″, 250-pound offensive lineman from Eaglecrest, Colorado  Rivals bio  247Sportsbio

What others say about Wiley … Wiley is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247Sports. At 247Sports, Wiley is rated as the No. 17 player overall out of Colorado, the No. 70 offensive guard in the nation, and the No. 1,556 player overall in the nation. While Wiley is not very big at this point (listed as between 250 and 260 pounds), he won’t turn 18 until January, so he is young for his grade level.

Wiley had other offers from … at least a half dozen Power-Five conference schools, including Washington State, Oklahoma State, and Arizona State.

In his own words … Wiley’s tweet announcing his commitment: “To start, I would like to thank my parents, my sisters, and family for all of the support throughout this process. all of the coaches who have helped me along the way, and Coach Matt at SixZero for training me to get to this point. I would also like to thank Coach MacIntyre and Coach Adams for seeing my potential to play at such a high level. Thank you to every school who has recruited me to play for their program, but one stuck out the most. With that being said, I am proud to announce that I have committed to continue my academic and football career at … The University of Colorado!”. 

Here is a link to Wiley’s highlight package.




K.J. Trujillo – DB

Just the facts … Committed May 2nd … Trujillo is a 6’1″, 170-pound cornerback from Orange, California  Rivals bio 247 Sports bio

What others say about Trujillo … Trujillo is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Rivals rates Trujillo as the No. 73 overall prospect out of the state of California. At 247 Sports, Trujillo is considered to be the 67th-best cornerback in the nation, the No. 82 player overall out of California, and the No. 759 player overall in the nation.

Trujillo had other offers from … over a dozen other schools, including Oregon and Oregon State from the Pac-12. Trujillo also had offers from Iowa State and a number of Mountain West schools, including Colorado State. “It came down to Oregon and Colorado,” Trujillo told the Daily Camera. “Both places have great coaches, great people, great football program; I just had to take it a step ahead of that and do what was best for me and my future beyond college and beyond football. I just feel like Colorado is the best place for me to do that.”

In his own words … “It’s crazy,” Trujillo told the Daily Camera. “As a DB, I can’t see why you wouldn’t like Colorado. They’ve been doing a great job. They put a lot of DBs into the league … I feel that the Pac-12 is a great conference that fits my play style and I feel Colorado itself, the type of defense they run, is great for my play style. I love the fact that (head coach Mike MacIntyre) was a DB coach, so he’s a DB at heart. He’s a defensive-minded guy.”

Trujillo plans on graduating in December in enrolling at CU next January.

Here is a link to highlights from Trujillo’s junior season.




Braedin Huffman-Dixon – WR

Just the facts … Committed May 1st … Huffman-Dixon is a 6’2″, 175-pound wide receiver from Santa Ana, California Rivals bio 247 Sports bio 

What others say about Huffman-Dixon … Huffman-Dixon is rated as a four-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Rivals rates Huffman-Dixon as the No. 14 wide receiver in the nation, the No. 27 player overall out of the state of California … and the No. 159 player overall in the entire country from the Class of 2019. 247 Sports, meanwhile, has Huffman-Dixon as the No. 40 wide receiver in the nation, the No. 28 player overall out of the state of Califorina … and the No. 254 player overall in the entire country.

Huffman-Dixon had other offers from … a at least half of the Pac-12, including USC, Oregon, UCLA, Utah, and Arizona State. Other Power-Five schools to offer Huffman-Dixon included Nebraska, Georgia and Purdue.

In his own words … “They want me, they need me, and they were glad I was there,” Huffman-Dixon told CUSportsNation. “I felt welcomed and everyone treated me like family –the players, staff, and even strangers, to be honest. Everyone was welcoming and I loved it.”

Here are YouTube video highlights from Huffman-Dixon’s junior season (enjoy!):



Kamryn Farrar – LB

Just the facts … Committed March 14th … Johnson is a 6’0″, 198-pound linebacker from Skyline high school in Dallas, Texas –  Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Farrar … Farrar is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals (5.6 rating), but was not rated by 247Sports at the time of his commitment. As a junior, Farrar was a first-team all-district and honorable mention all-state linebacker.

Given his size and speed, Farrar is likely to be slotted as a Buff backer (Farrar participates on Skyline’s 4 x 200 relay team, and also competes solo at 200 meters.

Farrar had other offers from … only smaller schools, such as Illinois State and Louisiana-Monroe. Though CU was his first Power-Five conference offer, Farrar did indicate that he had received interest from schools like Arkansas and SMU.

In his own words … Farrar’s tweet announcing his commitment: “Enjoyed my time at Colorado today and after a long discussion with coach Brown and Coach MacIntyre, I am proud to say that I am committed to the University of Colorado.”

Here is a link to Farrar’s highlights.




Austin Johnson – OL

Just the facts … Committed January 30th … Johnson is a 6’4″, 260-pound offensive lineman from Highlands Ranch, Colorado  Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Johnson … Johnson is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247Sports. At 247 Sports, Johnson is considered to be the No. 23 offensive guard in the nation, the 5th-best overall player from the state of Colorado, and the No. 761 overall player in the nation.

Johnson had other offers from … Arizona State, Arkansas and Colorado State.

In his own words … Johnson’s tweet announcing his commitment: “No place like home!!!! First off, I would like to thank my family, my friends, and everyone whoever supported me … It’s been a great long journey, but with that being said, I would like to say I’ve committed to continue my athletic and academic career at the University of Colorado.”

Here is a link to Johnson’s highlights.




Ty Evans – QB

Just the facts … Committed January 15th … Evans is a 6’2″, 185-pound quarterback from Palmer Ridge high school in Monument, Colorado  Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Evans … Evans is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. At Rivals, Evans is rated as the No. 2 player out of the state of Colorado for the Class of 2019, and the No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the nation. At 247 Sports, is also ranked as the No. 2 player from Colorado, and is considered to be the No. 11 pro-style quarterback in the country, and the No. 371 overall player in the nation.

In the 2017 season, Evans led Palmer Ridge to a 14-0 perfect season, capped off by a 3A state championship.

Evans completed 218-of-349 passes for 3,627 yards and 42 touchdowns last fall. Evans also added eight rushing touchdowns. He was named the 2017-18 Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year.

Evans had other offers from … a number of other schools. Included on the list were Power-Five conference schools Arkansas, Northwestern, Kansas State, South Carolina and North Carolina State. After committing to Colorado, Evans continued to receive offers, with schools like Alabama and Texas A&M offering.

Recruiting notes of note: 1) Evans committed to Arkansas during the summer of 2017 (yes, the summer between his sophomore and junior years in high school), but de-committed when head coach Bielema was not retained; and 2) Evans held an offer from South Carolina, where CU’s quarterback coach Kurt Roper spent the 2017 season.

In his own words … “I have to be confident in my skills as a quarterback,” Evans told the Daily Camera. “Any Power Five school you walk into, there’s going to be a stacked quarterback room and there’s going to be four stars everywhere, but you have to go in and be confident that you can take over that starting job and win football games for the program. I welcome the competition and I can’t wait.”

Here is a link to highlights of Evans.

Here is a YouTube video of 247Sports taking a look at Evans highlights:


February 14th

CU quarterback recruit Ty Evans solid with Buffs

From the Colorado Springs Gazette … Although the area’s top football prospect is off the market after his January verbal commitment to the University of Colorado, three-star quarterback recruit Ty Evans is still accruing interest from some of the best football programs in the nation.

Tuesday morning Evans, who led the Palmer Ridge football team to its first state championship in December, announced that he received an offer from the 2017 national champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

“Very humbled to receive an offer from The University of Alabama!! Thank you to Coach Saban, Coach Enos and the whole Coaching staff!” Evans said in a tweet released at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

But don’t fret, CU fans, Evans is still staying in the Centennial State. Gazette Preps confirmed Tuesday that Evans will graduate from Palmer Ridge in December 2018 to enroll early at Colorado.

“Any time a program like that offers you, it definitely is like a hey, whoa moment,” Evans said. “Those national championships, it’s crazy and it grabs your attention, but in my heart I know I made the right decision. I know I want to be part of something special and look back and be proud that I was a part of it. I know something special is going on in Boulder.”

… “I think it’s a win-win for both of is. It validates me as a quarterback, and it also validates CU as a program, in having an Alabama recruit on their roster. It’s a win-win and they have no problem with schools contacting me.”

Continue reading story here




Joshia Davis – RB/WR

Just the facts … Committed December 12th … Davis is a 5′ 10″ wide receiver from Valor Christian high school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Davis … Davis is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Rivals rates Davis as the No. 5 player out of Colorado for the Class of 2019, while 247 Sports has Davis rated as the No. 4 player out of the state. At 247 Sports, Davis is rated as the No. 49 running back in the nation, and the No. 667 player overall in the country.

Davis earned All-Colorado honors after accounting for more than 1,000 yards of offense in only eight games in 2017 (129 carries for 771 yards and 11 touchdowns; 15 receptions for 260 yards and three touchdowns) .  As a sophomore, Davis ran for 869-yards and scored ten touchdowns. He also had 39 receptions for 429-yards and five additional scores.

Davis had other offers from … only Colorado State, though there is interest in Davis from all over the country, including Arizona State, Cal, Utah, Stanford and Washington from the Pac-12. Other schools, including Nebraska and Arkansas, already had designated assistant coaches assigned to Davis.

In his own words … “I knew there were going to be a lot of coaches that were going to want to offer me,” Davis told 247Sports. “But I asked myself, ‘Is there any place you would rather be than Colorado?’ I made a list. I even checked off Alabama, the big name schools, and I said, ‘I really feel like CU is the place.’ And why not go to a school that has been wanting me since the beginning. I wanted to go to a school that wanted me, rather than me wanting them. Because (if I did the latter), it probably wouldn’t work out as well.”

Here is a link to highlights of Davis.



63 Responses to “CU Recruiting Class of 2019”

  1. ep

    3 DBs equal 1 DL….right?

  2. Well? I guess not only is the defensive backfield pretty well stocked w/ dudes – and there’s likely going to be some attrition for all the reasons there usually is – but? That should do it for defensive backs in the 2019 recruiting class, right?


    Now, they can focus on some studs for the lines? Maybe? Running backs? There’s some other positions of need, I’m sure. I’m sure they’re on it, too.

    Go Buffs.

  3. ep

    I think I have this figgered out. Mac is one of the few coaches who have the inside info about the NCAA turning football into 7 on 7

    • VKBerkub


      Current Roster

      24 DB’s including walkons. 6 Seniors

      13 WR’s 3 seniors.

      Lotta DB’s. Wonder how that compares to other Pac12 teams. Check it out Stu. Could be interesting.

      Up the Buffalo

      Note: What is most impressive is the Oline make up.

      1 Senior
      5 Juniors
      3 Sophomores
      6 RS Freshman
      4 Freshman

      5 2019 class. 3 committed. Probably 5

      And there are some big boys in the rsf and f classes.

      Note 2: DL Line Need about 5 this cycle.

      • VKBerlin


        USC has 24
        Udub has 18
        UCLA 18

        • That is interesting, and maybe EP’s on to something, after all?

          But, it’s not like they’re not after OL and DL guys, in addition to skill players though. It’s just that, for whatever reason, they go elsewhere (that “whatever reason” is likely the “lost decade” of CU football).

          And then, when they do get some “dudes” on the line (Moretti, Miller, and more recently, Sami) they seem to battle injuries and they don’t yet have the numbers to battle that attrition, in the trenches.

          Meanwhile, they are at least continuing to ramp up the DB U pipeline in the Pac 12, which cannot hurt. If your DB’s are studs, their QB has a hard time getting the ball out. That is the good news. The bad news is… they then just run it down their throat, like last year…

          If this season goes where I think it will (8-ish wins) I think that tide will continue turning. It seems Drake may have a lot to do with that on the defensive line, as well.

          To quote EPspeare “my kingdom for a D Lineman”, or two in this 2019 class.

          Go Buffs.

          • VKberlin

            110 on the current Mighty Buff roster

            22% are Defensive Backs

            with 22 starters (offense and defense… Special teams aside), and assuming 5 D-backs on the field…..well that is 22% of the starters.

            19% are oline guys 22% of starters are oline dudes

            WR are 12% of the roster………… 9 to 14% (2 or 3 wr on the field)

            dL are 11% of the roster…………3 on the field is 14% of the starters

            etc etc etc.

            DLine is behind the curve


            Note: Since 2012 the Buffs have allowed over 200 yards rushing per conference game except for 2016.. Finished 11 or 12 (6th in 2016)

            Note 2: Pass defense rankings pac12 games

            12 9th
            13 10th
            14 6th
            15 2nd
            16 2nd
            17 10th

  4. VKBerlin

    JC DL

    KAYVON THIBODEAUX Medium interest He is a possibility
    NOA NGALU Medium Also a kinda maybe

    Man Been no DL takers in just about forever. I mean DT or NT.


    Note: No note

    • ep

      Now Sami is gone for the season. If this keeps up Eliot will be known for the bend and shatter like glass defense

  5. ep

    A D lineman, A D lineman, my kingdom for a D lineman

    • That is funny, EP.

      I guess they continue playing to their strengths (in getting solid DB’s and WR’s)?

      Not that they’re not after those big, talented, man-children to fill both lines. They are (the kids like Sami, etc. are steps in the right direction).

      But, I’m figuring/hoping that since they’re typically on kids for a year or three before offering, and getting commitments, we’ll start to see the fruits of Kwahn’s labor pay off in the next cycle. And, there’s definitely still time for this one, too.

      More wins will go a long way in that effort, as well. I see more wins this season.

      Go Buffs.

    • VKBerlin


      Warm offers ()= crystal ball..if no() then no crystal ball

      Maurice Wilmer
      Carl Jones
      Jaren Mangham (61%)

      Titus toler (Wash 100%)
      Don Champman (100%)

      Deondre Dansby
      LeCara Pleasant-Johnson
      Isaiah Rutherford

      outside linebacker

      Inside Linebacker
      Jashua Allen

      Defensive tackle
      Jacob Bandes Note: If he does Colorado the new DL coach deserves a raise

      Stephon Wright

      Jermaine Johnson (Corn 14% Georgia 85%)



      Cam’Ron Johnson (100%)
      Troy Fautanu
      Barrett Miller

      Skylar Loving-Black

      Kyle Ford (SC 100%)
      Tarik Luckett

      Charles Mincy Jr.

      The Dline recruiting looks Dim. Dam Dim
      Mor JC guys eh?

      Go Buffs.

      Jared Hopper (50%)

  6. VKBerlin

    You Stu. Happy 4th.

    Please change Mark Perry from CB to S

    He is a fast big hitter SAFETY.

    Needed this one.

    Go Buffs.

  7. VKBerlin

    Well the final ranking for the QB elite 11 is in

    11. TY Evans

    The Colorado commit had the lowest completion percentage of the quarterbacks, connecting on 30 of his 59 passes. The Monument (Colo.) Palmer Ridge threw four touchdown passes to five interceptions on the weekend. Evans’ overall arm strength did not appear to be on the same level as the other quarterbacks in the camp.

    Well dang nab it. Buffalo Up

    • cjbuffco

      That’s a pretty brutal write up. From a “silver lining” perspective, perhaps this will cool other interest in Evans and maybe this was just an one time poor showing and he will blossom with tutelage at CU. I like that we also have Lytle and Stenstrom. Somewhere in there I feel CU will have a good QB. It also sounds like Montez got a lot out of the Manning camp. Hopefully, some of that will translate into Saturdays this Fall. Happy 4th and go Buffs!!

      • VKBerlin

        Happy Independence Day.

        Ya that was pretty brutal. Especially since at the prelims an even during this camp he got some nice words. Looking forward to him getting to CU. Thought I saw he will early enroll.

        Yup the QB room looks good. Don’t forget Noyer either.

        Feel really good about the QB situation. Especially since the Buffs got rid of that nothing qb coach/OC.

        Go Buffs. Couple of months eh???

      • Yeah, I saw that piece and figured he had a bad couple days. But, that can also be fuel.

        My biggest concern for Ty is his size. He’s pretty bean-pole-ish right now. Fortunately, as you guys pointed out, he’ll likely be able to redshirt, and bulk up, given what looks like pretty solid depth ahead of him.

        And, so far, Mac and Co. seem to be pretty good at projecting how kids grow and develop, both physically and mentally, once they’re in their program.

        Go Buffs.

  8. VKBerlin

    RB commits since Mactwo showed up
    2013…Lindsay, Adkins
    2014…Lee (recruited as CB)
    2015…Carr, Gordon, Baltazar
    2016…Bisharat, Julmisse (became db)
    2018…Broussard, Smith, McMillian.

    Wow. Time to be buffaloing up

  9. KMac

    It’s probably just my annual delusional offseason optimism, but this Summer feels infinitely better than last. Feels like some very positive buzz growing around the Buffs. The roster seems very solid and recruiting has some real momentum (I’m more than happy seeing 3 star guys when you see their other offers are from the likes of Oregon, or Nebraska or other Power 5’s). Last season outside of Philip the team was lacking leadership – our other leaders were 3 WR’s (you never want WR’s being your leaders!) and several seniors (2 team captains) who got suspended for the 1st 4 games. This year I’m counting on Montez being the real leader – your QB has got to be your leader and he deferred too much last year. Phil Steele has Javy Edwards and Malumba in his 3 deep All-Pac 12 D-lineman – if that pans out, plus the JC guys, plus having Lewis and Gamboa at LB, Worthington at safety, and the new freak athlete Davion Taylor at Buff Backer I think the Defense improves a bunch. McMillan steps in for a bulk of Lindsay’s production, the O-line should be far better that ’17, and the receivers are going to be crazy-good. I see ’18 being a big improvement year for the Buffs, with the arrow pointing up further in ’19.

    • VKBerlin

      I’m with ya.

      Up the Buffalo.

    • Yeah KMac, recruiting is clearly on the upswing, over the last three years (actually all six of Mac’s but the results are much more evident to us not in the program, these days). I also find this encouraging, from the story about Montez at the Manning Camp, speaking of leadership and a QB’s role in that:

      “They talked a lot about that and how important it was,” Montez said. “I took a bunch of notes and I’ve been going through them the last few nights, thinking back to what they said about leadership and how good leaders do their job. They talked about what you need to do and how you do it. I’ve been taking all that into mind and trying to apply it to how I’m doing things here.”

      The other thread in that story is Mr. Roper, who will reinforce what Montez is learning and help him apply it to his play and his life.

      I’ll say it again, if Montez continues developing as he’s capable of doing, this could be another special year for this program. I think the defense will also be much improved. And, another encouraging sign? Special Teams may not quite be special, but they seem to have put being a liability far behind them.

      Go Buffs.

  10. VKBerlin

    This is the 247 Buff recruiting site. You can look at it different ways. Try it out. (It is free Stu…OK)

    • VKBerlin

      So the Mighty Buffs have a lot of offers out there.

      Only 19 are “warm” on 247

      9 of those are defensive backs

      Go Buffs.

  11. ep

    Holy VK’s putter!!!!
    I just saw where we are in the running for Kayvon Thibodeaux who is the number one DE recruit in the country, obviously a 5 star and the the number 4 or 5 overall.
    Get him and I will wish Mac all the mnore DBs and WRs he can get.

  12. VKBerlin

    Happy first of July.


    Note: I just don’t wanna see that “Bend and Break” defense again.

  13. cjbuffco

    Halfway through 2018 and 9 solid commitments to build upon the last two years. Looks good so far. Time to post a winning record in 2018, put 2017 behind them, and build toward a potentially very good 2019. Coaching will be the key. I am optimistic about Chev on O, jury is out on Eliot. More ownership by Mac and Buffs will be OK in 2018.

  14. VKBerlin

    3 oline guys, a qb, a linebacker,2 db’s 2 WR’s. A very nice start.

    Last year:

    wr…..3 (if you count Stanley here)

    DT…..2 (Plus Sami)

    So as of now on the roster (including non scholarship
    DB 24 6 seniors
    DL 12 3 seniors
    LB 17 2 seniors

    qb 4 0 seniors
    rb 11 3 seniors
    wR 12 3 seniors
    te 5 0 seniors
    0l 19 1

    Still a pretty young team Only 37 upper classmen

    Maybe a year away eh?

    Second push this year?
    Real push next year.


    Note: Coaching staff looks pretty good.

  15. ep

    ground hog day
    I’m going to beat it by sleeping through it
    wake me when we actually get a good DE commit

  16. VKBerlin

    In a Buffs way……
    2017 class was nice
    2018 class was even nicer
    2019 class is real nice.

    And they ain’t done yet.

    Couple of silent commits out there.

    Lotta good offers out there.


    Note: Buffs have a winning record (not 6-6) and 2019 fill in really really nice.

    Note: Can’t wait for the New Offense and the Old Defense

  17. John

    Part of the price of being a buffs fan is having to tolerate vk’s Incessant self-indulgent drivel as he ruins every fan message board. He just can’t resist lowering the bar and turning every forum into his personal venting zone.

    • VKBerlin

      Hey John,

      If you truly are a long suffering Buff fan then reading my “most excellent” posts should be quite a treat for ya.

      Now about that “every fan message board” and “every forum” is a little extreme don’t ya think. Give me a number! How many are there really? All of them? REALLY ALL OF THEM? Facts man. Facts. How many? How many are you on? How many am I on? Don’t ya hate those incessant drivels of FACTS? So keep meandering your way along the sheep trail of life and
      anyway have a great day

      Buffs Up

      Note: And to you and your brother earache and his brother Lindylu I say..


      Note 2: Little surprised the small number of commits over the last 2 weekends. Now Dead Period………….But with that being said, what they got and who they got feels real comfortable.
      Gotta get both those d line guys though Got to. 3 o-line guys on board….need 5…That one Colorado boy and the kid from Texas.
      Linebackers and d-line and safeties oh my. Round em up.

  18. ep

    We have an energized D lone coach now but all we have committing are skill players. Ok maybe 2 O linemen a an LB. We gotta find those guys who love playing so much they would rather get into it right away as opposed to sitting on the bench a year or 2 at SC. WA etc

  19. VKBerlin

    7 years of TunaMac recruiting (including 2019) Per 247 sports

    2013 68th 0 4 stars Pac12 12th
    2014 74th 0 4 stars Pac12 12th
    2015 69th 1 4 star pac12 12th
    2016 69th 1 4 star Pac12 12th
    2017 35th 3 4 stars Pac12 8th
    2018 52nd 1 4 star pac12 10th
    2019 32nd 1 4 star Pac12 4th (as of May 6th)

    As the big tuna says. You are what your record says your are.

    Go Buffs. 2018 Gotta have it regardless of the recruiting numbers. Gotta be the coaches eh? Make em all 4 stars from a performance standpoint.

    Buffalo Up.

    • Stuart

      Just gonna leave this right here

      Quoting Bill Parcells, “you are what your record says you are.”

      And yet, you keep using posting it again and again …

    • Old Codger

      “You are what your record….” so McCartney who had five fewer wins than HCMM at this stage in their CU careers, should have been let go and relegated to the dustbin of history, right?

      Same for Lou Saban , coming off that “brilliant” 6-5 campaign at Mich. State to take over at LSU! Mediocre all the way, if we follow VJerk’s repeated message.

      As for the Euro tackle, if the kid’s a good athlete, he can learn to play football in a month and this kid has had two years of learning. Question is does he have the heart, desire, attitude and brains to make it work. I’ll trust the coaches’ decision on that! Best example: Nate Solder, 220lb. TE out of HS FB “powerhouse” Buena Vista, CO; highest paid OT in NFL history!
      My kid knew him and said he was the best of the best mentally and attitude-wise.

      • VKBerlin

        mac2 played more games. More non con games
        Mac1 had more conference wins

        Conference wins matter

        sheesh you are not teachable

        • Stuart

          Okay, we’re done after this.
          Please keep the conversation to the topic at hand (I believe the heading above is “CU Recruiting Class of 2019”), or risk deletion.
          I like the banter as much as the next guy, but I would prefer that anyone checking out the comments section be able to find a discussion about the website post.

          Fair enough, everyone?

  20. This looks like continued improvement on the recruiting trail, to me. Good stuff.

    Now, can they start getting some linemen whose bodies are like 25 year olds’, when they’re just 18?

    I’m sure they’re working on it.

    Go Buffs.

  21. Bufftrax

    Really a nice, respectful and honest perspective EP…. nice reading.

  22. VKBerlin

    Alrighty then. Four 3 stars on Rivals. Currently the class is ranked #21 in the country.

    At least 1 of them will be a 4 star by the time its signing day.


    Note: Gonna take a good year to get a good class eh?
    7-5 min with a bowl win. And that be the deal.

    Buffs again.

    Note: 15 years to get to .500 ??? (Nah he is gonna want a do over once again and get one more chance. Book it. Needs a good year to get that chance. Safe a prediction as predicting “Earache and the Tellers” gonna be “Feeing” you to death.

  23. VKBerlin

    That Evans guy is a little cocky. Nice.

    So the big boys wanted him, but the Buffs get him. So he was committed to ARky??
    But now to the Buffs.

    So it will be interesting on the whole star deal. Since the Woolyirenes and the tideybowls offered will he get his 4th or 5th star? Well if he would have committed to one of those school he would already have his 4th and be getting his 5th this summer. But since he committed to the Buffs and in the next 6 months the offers from the bammers the the sheeguns will be long forgotten and 4 star will be a hard decision by those frigging babbeling deekweeds.

    Oh well hope he gets here, gets some high star boys to follow him and Roll Buffs.

    Mein Gott, so much losing from all the Buff teams. It’s hurting my golf game. The mental stress.

    I went into a bank Sat Morn. Got chills looking at all those snarky looking wooly smiles who want to “loan” me money like Earach and watching their lips move and no sense coming out….sheesh.

    Foget it, just grabbed six custard filled donuts, smiled, thanked them and sauntered out. What are they gonna do/say? Exactly……….nothing.

    Note: I don’t even bank there.


    Note: Womens tennis team is rolling………so there is that.

    • Old Codger

      Forward this post to yer buddy who calls hisself “Hawg”, the one who uses a known rapist and workplace violator of interns, as an avatar on Netbuffs?

      He luvs him some stars! But then, he comes from SEC territory where the best two redshirt years of a HS FB player’s life are known as the “8th grade!” Yeah, Bammy Tide starts 5-star freshmen, but those kids are 21 years old and frequently mis-spell their own names when completing their eligibility-maintaining arithmetic classes by computer! (Arkansas: Where you can marry your cousin, as long as she’s 14!)

  24. VKBerlin

    Welp here come year six fo mac2. And for all you dudes and dudettes who said give him time give him time. Well it is and was time..

    For the ol earaches.

    …………Mac 1……………mac2
    year 1…….2-8-1…………..4-8
    Year 2…….4-7…………….2-10
    Year 3…….1-10……………4-9
    Year 4…….7-5…………….10-4
    Year 5…….6-6……………..5-7
    Year 6……7-4……………?????


    • Old Codger

      So, current HCMM stands FIVE WINS BETTER than the Original Coach Mac at the same point in their histories, eh?

      Original Coach Mac’s record then continued as mediocre, until he changed to the Wishbone and President Gee let him recruit those academic question marks from LA and Houston! Sorry, but Sal, Hagan, Alfred, etc., weren’t in the running for Rhodes Scholarships!

      (Jim Hansen was(and won one) but he wasn’t a five star recruit—except for in Engineering. If he’d gone to MEECHI-gun he would have shunted into “Football Theory” classes with Prof. Schembechler!)

      Also, if it wasn’t for a blown late chip shot FG attempt by Iowa State’s kicker, ’84 would have been 0-12!

  25. Darin M

    WOW!!! I hope Ty stays true to his word. We need a BIG time QB commit. With that and his ratings improving, others will take notice.

  26. ep

    Did McCaffrey get an offer from Nick? I didnt watch any valor games but I assume Luke split time at QB with Senstrom. I have been to other recruiting sites that list
    Luke as an “athlete” as opposed to a QB at the next level. I also wonder if these recruiting services are a little like the heisman in going for the hype….and naturally I wouldnt expect these recruiting services to spend much time in Colorado other than gaze at the McCaffrey name OR admit they have egg on their face.
    Thank you TY for being another Colorado kid in all ways. I spent a year in San Francisco. It wasnt as hot as Alabama but had just as many cockroaches.

  27. Now I understand……feel so foolish I was confused for so long.Now it makes perfect sense

    The CU coaching staff can’r Count pass 3…../

    • VKBerlin

      Interesting theory.

      So Many different services that “award” stars.

      So here ya go.

      Davion Taylor…….4 star
      Dylan Thomas……..4 star
      Blake Senstrom……4 star
      Delrick Abrams……4 star
      Israel Antwine……1 pt away from 4 star
      Dimitri Stanley…..1 pt away from 4 star

      And just for good measure
      Jake Moretti………4 star
      Grant Polley………4 star
      John Van Diest…….4 star
      Javiar Edwards…….4 star
      Tyler Little………4 star
      K.D. Nixon………..4 star
      Maurice Bell………4 star

      No 4 stars

      So I guess it’s who ya wanna believe eh?

      And all 4 stars and 5 stars don’t always work out.

      So counting to 3? Depends more on how you coach up “any star” and how/if you give them the tools to win.

      BUFFALO UP……………….you ol math majors

    • buffnaustin

      Every once in a while another coach will add a finger into the mix and it will add up Four.

    • Bufftrax

      The stars aren’t everything……….BUT



      Goooooo BUFFS

      • VKBerlin

        You Traxman.

        See above.


        • Bufftrax

          Thinks I shoulda’ said 8 to 10 Four stars…. you do your due diligence (and thanks, you keep my attention), I don’t spend that much time on it…. just like results.

          One point tho’. Ya can’t win championships or get in good bowl games without a good herd of grunts in the trenches on both sides of the ball… and I think you addressed that below.

          Evans say that he is going to be working on his speed and running so he won’t be regarded as just a pro style QB. (According to local press… don’t know if that got up to Boulder.)

          Go Buffs. Other sports are looking much better in Boulder these days. Makes ya proud to say you’re a Buff.

  28. VKBerlin

    Hope those 3 stick. They can sign in about 10 months. Wow recruiting is a huge business these days. Been thinking of starting my own rating business. Do like a combo rating with a few pics, a few babble pieces. (just copy and paste Earache’s stuff…ignore the ol guy though) and you know name it the un-informed section of the website. Figure what 10 bucks a month get a thousand suc****, er clients to sign up and whambo…Tip dollars covered. The 2018 class is not done. 3 DLine guys please. Attrition will be there to make room. Count on it. Can’t wait. Buffs have a ton of offers out for 2019. 5 star and 4 stars even. Maybe this is the year (assuming MickeyMac and the Mighty Buffs do what they did in 2016 or better) that the “lotta stars” guys show up to become Forever Buffs.Yup gonna depend on how the coaches and players plan and execute this year.Go Buffs

  29. VKBerlin

    83buff is correct ya know.

    Small sample size? Ha.

    3 receivers 3 4 stars. And the new kids.

    The only one they have to beat out is lil mac. Hope they get a fair shot. Actually lil mac should be fighting to stay in the 3 deep. A real competition with no MickeyMac nonsense about experience blah blah blah

    If they are “so close” talent over experience every time


    Note: So how is it following Lindylu and be beavs?

  30. buffnaustin

    Nice chart VK Berlin. Aside from Sefo and the drop to Aspay there is a nice steady increase in judged talent.


    • VKBerlin

      It is interesting.

      Kinda forget Sefo was that highly rated.

      Apsay had a great chance to play here but what a frigging baby. Hope he has grown

      Been quite a turnaround. Been a long while since they had a stable like that.
      Looking at next year there are five lined up pretty nicely. Wonder who transfers?

      Certainly Montez has the inside edge.

      Play the talent. Play the one who will get you that play when you need it, not just a steady guy.

      Is there gonna be a qb competition? Gotta a new QB coach. Will that make a difference? I hope so.

      Pretty excited about the talent. Now need the coaching and the O to be set up for them to win.

      Go Buffs

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