Meet the 2017 Buffs – Offense

 

Signing Day is Wednesday, February 1st.

That morning, Colorado is hoping to come away with its highest rated Recruiting Class in a decade. To help you prepare, here are updated biographies of the players on the offensive side of the ball CU is looking to add to the roster (biographies for the defensive additions will be posted next Sunday, January 29th) …

CU Recruiting Class of 2017 – by position

Bold – Signed Letter of Intent … * – January enrollee .. # – 2016 Gray-shirt …

QuarterbackTyler Lytle*

Running Back … Alex Fontenot

Wide ReceiverJaylon Jackson* … Laviska Shenault … Maurice Bell … K.D. Nixon

Offensive LineChance Lytle# … Colby Pursell# … Jake Moretti* … Heston Paige … Grant Polley … William Sherman

Defensive LineJavier Edwards (JC)* … Chris Mulumba (JC)* …  Shamar Hamilton (JC)* … Dante Sparaco* … Jonathan Van Diest  … Carson Wells … Jacob Callier

Linebacker … Chase Newman … Nate Landman

Defensive BackDante Wigley (JC)* … Isaiah Lewis* … Chris Miller … Kevin George

Athlete … Sebastian Olver (TE/DL)

 


Tyler Lytle – QB

The official CU Signing Day bio of Tyler Lytle can be found here

Just the facts … Committed June 21st … Tyler Lytle is a 6’5″, 205-pound quarterback from Anaheim, California Rivals bio  Scout bio  247Sports bio

What others have to say about Lytle … Lytle is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. Rivals has Lytle ranked as the No. 21 pro-style quarterback in the nation. Scout, meanwhile, has Lytle rated as the No. 38 quarterback in the nation, and the No. 10 quarterback out of the west this recruiting cycle. At 247Sports, Lytle is considered the 28th-best quarterback in the nation.

Servite High School finished the 2016 season with a 4-7 record after losing to Mission Viejo in the CIF Southern Section Playoffs. Lytle finished 170-of-288 passing for 2,424-yards and 17 touchdowns. Lytle threw for 331-yards in his final high school football game.

Here is an evaluation from Greg Biggins at Scout.com … Lytle is a big, strong kid with the ability to get the ball down the field. He shows good touch on the deep ball and can make every throw you want to see on the field. He has improved his accuracy and can fit the ball in to some tight windows because of the amount of zip he possesses. He’s a very confident quarterback who will stand in the pocket and shows better mobility than given credit for. As he continues to improve his ability to anticipate and throw the ball early, his game will move to another level.

Lytle had other offers from … about half of the country. Out of the Pac-12, Lytle had offers from California, Washington State, Oregon State, and Arizona State. Other offers from Power-Five conference schools came from Miami (Fla.), Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Pitt, Purdue, and Vanderbilt.

In his own words … “Colorado felt like home to me,” Lytle told Scout.com upon his commitment. “I have a great relationship with the coaches, that was key. They communicated with me on a daily basis and Coach Mac (Mike MacIntyre), Coach Chev (Darrin Chiaverini) and Coach (Brian) Lindgren went out of their way to let me know I was their guy for the 2017 class.

“They were great throughout this entire process and made it clear to me that I was the top guy on their board. They also made sure I knew that there was an opportunity to compete for playing time early and I’m definitely excited about that opportunity.”

On coming to Boulder, Lytle told CUSportsNation … “It is going to be a great ride and (the Buff Nation) should expect nothing less than championships and bowl games over the years. It can and will be done. I am going to give it all I have to deliver beyond their expectations.”

Here are Hudl.com highlights of Lytle in action:

 


 

Alex Fontenot – RB

Just the facts … Committed June 14th … Alex Fontenot is a 6’0″, 185-pound running back from Richmond, Texas. He has run a verified 4.62 in the 40. Rivals bio  Scout bio 247 Sports bio

What others have to say about Fontenot … Fontenot is listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports.  Scout has Fontenot listed as the No. 64 running back in the nation, and the No. 10 running back in the Midlands area of the country. 247Sports rates as the No. 45 running back in the country, and the No. 102 overall prospect out of the state of Texas.

Fontenot enjoyed a breakout junior season that saw him rush for 1,408 yards and 21 touchdowns on 8.9 yards per carry. He also caught six passes for 46 yards and one touchdown as he helped Richmond George Ranch win the Texas Class 5A Division I state championship with a perfect 16-0 record. The Longhorns did not fare as well this past fall, going 6-5, but Fontenot did account for over 1,000 yards in total offense.

Fontenot a first-team all-district selection as a junior despite playing behind state Player of the Year and TCU signee Darius Anderson. He is the son of former Baylor defensive end Al Fontenot.

Scout’s analysis … “Fontenot is a well-rounded running back prospect who’s posted good numbers in one of Texas’ largest classifications for a state championship team,” analyst Gabe Brooks wrote. “Fontenot possesses adequate size and impressive testing numbers. That gives Fontenot very good burst as a hole-puncher and the top-end speed to outrun defensive backs at the second level. He shows good balance and can gain dirty yardage.”

Fontenot had other offers from … At least a few other Power-Five schools, including Oklahoma State and Purdue, and had other offers from schools like Colorado State, New Mexico, and Texas State.

In his own words … “Colorado said they like how I keep my balance and my vision, and that people, they just can’t tackle me,” Fontenot told Rivals. “I feel like I can line up anywhere in their offense. I can line up in the slot and run routes and catch passes. I can line up in the backfield and turn it up the middle.”

Here is a link to Fontenot’s Hudl.com highlights.

 


 

Jaylon Jackson – WR

The official CU Signing Day bio of Jaylon Jackson can be found here

Just the facts … Committed April 2nd … Jaylon Jackson is a 5’10”, 171-pound wide receiver from Cedar Hill, Texas  Rivals bio  Scout bio 247Sports bio

What others have to say about Jackson … Jackson was considered to be a four-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout when he committed in April, but was dropped to a three-star prospect later in the season. Jackson is rated by Scout as the No. 77 wide receiver in the nation (down from 34 in April), and the No. 16 wide receiver out of the state of Texas. Rivals had Jackson in its national rankings in April, coming in as the No. 212 overall prospect in the nation, but Jackson dropped out in later rankings. 247 Sports has Jackson as the No. 157 wide receiver in the country, and the No. 153 prospect out of the state of Texas.

Jackson had the four star ratings despite missing his junior season with a torn ACL. Jackson then suffered another torn ACL this past summer, and missed all of his senior season as well.

As a sophomore in 2014, Jackson had 253 rushing yards and 257 receiving yards and scored three touchdowns as he helped Cedar Hill win the Texas Class 6A Division II state title.

Jackson had other offers from … numerous other Power-Five conference schools, including Arizona State and Washington State from the Pac-12. Other offers were from Texas Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State, and Kansas, as well as other Texas schools like SMU and Houston.

In his own words … Jackson announced his decision on Twitter: ” After hard and long prayers, talking with my coaches and family, I have decided to verbally commit to The University of Colorado!!!! #GoBuffs #CU17 Rise of the Buffaloes”.

In September, Jackson told BuffStampede.com … “I am going to graduate early so I talk to them about making sure I get everything taken care of to get up there as soon as possible,” Jackson said. “I’ll be cleared to play football again in November but I am just going to sit out and wait until I graduate and do a little more rehab at Colorado and play up there.”

Here is a link to Hudl.com highlights of Jackson in action.

Here are some YouTube highlights from Jackson from the 2014 season:

 


 

Laviska Shenault, Jr. – WR

Just the facts … Committed April 21st … Laviska Shenault, Jr. is a 6’2″, 205-pound wide receiver from Desoto, Texas  Rivals bio  Scout bio 247 Sports bio

What others have to say about Shenault … Shenault is considered to be a four-star prospect by Scout, and a three-star prospect by Rivals and 247 Sports (Shenault was considered a four-star prospect by Rivals when he committed in April, but was later downgraded).

In the view of Scout, is the No. 41 wide receiver prospect in the country, and the No. 276 overall player. 247 Sports rates Shenault as the No. 72 wide receiver in the nation, and the No. 63 prospect overall out of the state of Texas.

From Scout … Shenault Jr. is a versatile pass-catcher who has played several roles for his high school team, but likely translates best at the next level as an outside receiver. Plays tight end, H-back, outside receiver, and slot for powerhouse Texas high school program. Good size with enough space on frame to get bigger. Tough, well-rounded player who knows how to block from perimeter and a 3-point stance. Deceptively good long speed. Not a dart-and-dodge receiver, but flashes a strong stiff-arm and straight-line speed to be capable of pulling away from DB’s once he’s in the open. Can improve quickness off the ball when split wide. Overall, a high-major receiver prospect with toughness and versatility that is not easy to find. 

Senior season statistics … Shenault had 40 catches for 721 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 18 yards per catch for the 16-0 DeSoto Eagles. DeSoto won its first-ever state championship, and was rated by MaxPreps as the No. 2 team overall in the entire country.

Junior season statistics … Playing receiver, tight end, and H-back, Shenault finished his junior season with 28 catches for 494 yards and three touchdowns, averaging better than 17 yards per reception. He has run a verified 4.59 in the 40.

Shenault had other offers from … all over the country, including an offer from Alabama. Other Power-Five offers came from Arizona State, Arkansas, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kansas, LSU and Oklahoma State.

In his own words … “When I was out there (for his unofficial visit the week before committing), (Buffaloes co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers) coach (Darrin)] Chiaverini showed me where I would be and what I would be doing in their offense as a wide out,” Shenault told BuffStampede.com. “He is really excited about me and what I can bring to their program. I am excited, too, and relieved (to have my college decision made).”

Here is a link to Shenault’s Hudl.com highlights

 


 

Maurice Bell – WR

Just the facts … Committed June 27th … Maurice Bell is a 6’0″, 175-pound wide receiver from Murrieta, California  Rivals bio Scout bio 247Sports bio

What others have to say about Bell … Bell is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports. Rivals lists Bell as the No. 88 wide receiver this recruiting cycle, while Scout has Bell as the No. 69 wide receiver in the nation, and the No. 11 wide receiver in the West. At 247Sports, Bell checks in as the No. 98 wide receiver overall, and the No. 69 athlete overall out of the state of California.

This past season, Bell had 69 receptions for 1,083 yards and seven touchdowns for the 11-3 Nighthawks. As a junior, Bell caught 56 balls for 986 yards and 16 touchdowns. Bell runs a reported 4.5 in the 40.

According to Rivals …  In the mold of current Colorado receiver Shay Fields, Bell can stretch the field with his speed, he has great hands and he is a competitor. For the Buffaloes to land the high three-star receiver was a steal, and he could step in at that position right away to help turn around that program.

Bell had other offers from … a significant list of Power Five conference schools. From the Pac-12, Bell had offers from Arizona, Washington State and Arizona State. He also had offers from Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Boston College, and Nebraska.

In his own words … “From the beginning, Colorado recruited me extremely hard,” Bell told Scout.com. “They made me a priority and that was important. I like the coaching staff a lot and have a strong relationship with Coach Chiv (Darren Chiaverini).

“I like that Coach Chiv is the WR coach and the OC so I think if you’re a receiver in the offense, there’s a good chance we’ll be featured and have a chance to make a lot of plays. The whole staff was always great with me and it just feels like home.”

… “Colorado just felt right for me and I’m thrilled to be a Buff. I’m shutting my recruitment down and I’m not looking at any other schools. I’m glad the process is over, it’s a relief for me and now I can focus on my senior year without worrying any more about recruiting.”

A personal statement, from ncsa.org  … “My collegiate goals are to go to a college on a scholarship and get an education. I would be a good candidate for a team because I believe I can compete at a high level and be a hard worker and a good role model on and off the field. What makes me different from other recruits in character is I am a good leader, role model, someone people can look up to, and always respectful. In athletics I am very  competitive I love competition, working hard, and hate losing no matter what, also I am a team player. Academic wise is the most important thing to getting all of these things accomplished you cannot succeed without good grades. The classroom always comes first before anything I am always told, “you are a student-athlete not an athlete-student.”  and that is what I go by“.

Here are YouTube highlights from Bell’s junior year:

 


 

K.D. Nixon – WR

Just the facts … Committed October 18th … Nixon is a 5’8″, 181-pound wide receiver from DeSoto, Texas Rivals bio Scout bio 247 Sports bio 

What others have to say about Nixon … Nixon is considered to be a four-star wide receiver by Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports. Nixon is considered by Rivals to be the No. 47 wide receiver in the nation, and the No. 48 player overall in the state of Texas this year. According to Scout, Nixon is the No. 13 athlete in the country, the No. 3 athlete out of the state of Texas, and the No. 191 player overall in the entire nation. At 247 Sports, Nixon is considered to be the No. 41 wide receiver in the nation, and the No. 44 player out of the state of Texas.

According to MaxPreps.com, Nixon had 63 receptions for 1,100 yards (a 17.5 yard average) and 11 touchdowns. The senior also had 29 carries for 356 yards (a 12.3 yard average) and five more scores. Nixon was named to the Scout All-Midlands team as an athlete. DeSoto finished the 2016 season with the school’s first state championship, with the 16-0 Eagles being rated by MaxPreps as the No. 2 high school team in the nation.

Nixon had other offers from … over two dozen other Power-Five conference schools. From the Pac-12, Nixon had offers from Arizona State, Cal, Oregon State and Utah. Other schools which offered Nixon included Baylor, Texas, Tennessee, Houston, Louisville, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.

In his own words … “I owe this opportunity to my family and friends, coaches, and of course God,” Nixon tweeted. “Now that I have been blessed with this chance I am overwhelmingly excited to say I have committed to The University of Colorado!”

Here are some YouTube highlights of Nixon in action:

 


Colby Pursell – OT – Grayshirt

Here is a link to the official University of Colorado Signing Day bio from February, 2016

Just the facts … Committed January 18th … Colby Pursell is a 6’3″, 289-pound offensive lineman from Newhall, California (Hart) Rivals bio Max Preps

What others say about Pursell … Pursell is rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals, but was not in the Scout database when he committed. Pursell did make the Los Angeles TimesHigh school offensive linemen to watch” list this past August (noting Pursell had received an offer from Colorado last summer). Pursell was named second-team All Santa Clarita Valley in his senior season by signalscvsports.com.

Pursell had other offers from … only Army and Cal Poly. The only positive to take from this offer sheet is the fact that Pursell will not be an academic risk. It would also be a selling point from a gray-shirt standpoint, as the extra time with the books might be appealing to a player with a strong academic future.

In his own words … “One of (offensive line) Coach Bernardi’s big things is that I am young for my year of school. I am 17 right now and I don’t turn 18 until October, so I am still growing,” Pursell told BuffStampede.com. “My dad is 6-foot-6 and I am not there. If I grow I could play offensive tackle. But even if I don’t grow, I still have the size to play an interior line position.”

Here is a link to the Hudl.com highlights from Pursell’s senior season.

 


 

 

Chance Lytle – OT – Gray-Shirt

Here is a link to the official University of Colorado Signing Day bio from February, 2016

Just the facts … Committed October 26th … Chance Lytle is a 6’7″, 291-pound offensive lineman from San Antonio, Texas  Rivals bio Scout bio

What others say about Lytle … Lytle is rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals, but a three-star prospect by Scout. According to Scout, Lytle is the No. 15 offensive tackle out of the state of Texas this year, and the No. 111 offensive tackle in the nation.

Lytle performed well enough to draw this review from Scout.com: “Lytle possesses a fantastic frame for the tackle position at 6-foot-6, 285 pounds. He has long arms and knows how to use them. Lytle displayed impressive footwork in keeping edge rushers at bay during Saturday’s 1-on-1 action”.

Lytle had other offers from … only Rice, though there were other schools who reportedly had shown interest, including Baylor, Texas, and TCU. “With UT, there was quite a bit going on but they never came through with an offer,” Lytle said. “There were a bunch of other schools that were in contact with me but I didn’t really go very far with them after I expressed that I was pretty narrow in where I was intending to go.”

In his own words … “I have seen a lot of these high level recruits at camps and they are all very strong and they are very heavy but they aren’t as fast as I am, or as fast as I feel an offensive tackle should be”, Lytle told BuffStampede.com. “So my agility and my speed and my footwork are my best attributes. I did boxing for a while so I feel like my punch is another strong attribute that I bring to the table.”

 


 

Jake Moretti – OL 

The official CU Signing Day bio of Moretti can be found here

Just the facts … Committed November 17th … Moretti is 6’5″, 280-pound offensive tackle from Pomona high in Aravada, Colorado  Rivals bio  Scout bio 247 Sports bio

What others have to say about Moretti … Moretti is considered to be a four-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports. Rivals ranks Moretti as the No. 13 offensive tackle in the nation, the No. 2 overall prospect out of the state of Colorado, and the No. 103 overall prospect in the country. Scout, meanwhile, has Moretti as the No. 14 offensive tackle in the nation, the No. 1 overall prospect out of Colorado and the No. 104 overall prospect in the country. 247 Sports rates Moretti as the No. 13 offensive tackle, the No. 2 state prospect, and the No. 83 overall player in the nation.

While attending an Ohio State Football Camp in late June this past summer, Moretti suffered a torn ACL in a non-contact drill. As a result, Moretti missed his senior season. As an early enrollee, he’ll be taking advantage of CU’s world class medical facilities as he prepares for his CU career.

Moretti had other offers from … most notably, Ohio State. Moretti verbally committed to the Buckeyes in July, but committed to Colorado. Moretti had offers from around the nation, including most of the Pac-12 – USC, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona and Cal all offered. Other Power-Five conference offers came in from schools like Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

In his own words … “After a great deal of thought and discussion with my family and Coach Madden, I have made the decision to attend the University of Colorado in January of 2017. I am grateful for my experience with Ohio State and a sincere thank you to Urban Meyer and The Ohio State staff. I am looking forward to representing my home state as a Buff! A sincere thanks to Coach MacIntyre, Coach Adams, and the CU Staff for this opportunity,” Said Moretti via his twitter account.

Here is a link to the Hudl.com highlights from Moretti’s junior season.

 


 

Heston Paige – OL

Just the facts … Committed June 24th … Heston Paige is a 6’5″, 270-pound offensive lineman from Thunder Ridge high school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado  Rivals bio  Scout bio 247Sports bio

What others have to say about Paige … Paige is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. Scout has Paige as the No. 2 offensive tackle out of the state of Colorado (behind only CU commit Jake Moretti), and the No. 115 offensive tackle in the nation. 247 Sports lists Paige as the 10th-best player out of Colorado overall, and the No. 171 offensive tackle nationally. Paige was named to several Colorado All-State teams, including the Denver Post and MaxPreps.

Paige had other offers from … only one other FBS school, and that was Air Force. Paige also had offers from Northern Colorado, North Dakota, and Northern Arizona from the FCS.

With the lack of FBS offers, Paige acknowledges he has work to do to improve. “I think I need to improve on pass blocking against speed rushers. Every offensive lineman can be nastier, I think it would be a good thing to focus on,” Paige told RecruitingColorado.com in February. “One of my main focuses when I’m playing is my footwork. I think I have some of the best footwork in the state. I’m able to make contact with the defender before they’re willing to attack me.”

In his own words … “I’m mostly a UCLA fan because my dad played football there. If I had to choose a team other than UCLA, it would be CU,” Paige said. Paige’s father, Bill, started on the offensive line for the Bruins in the 1980s, blocking for quarterback Troy Aikman.

Here is a link to the Hudl.com highlights from Paige’s career.

 


Grant Polley – OL

Just the facts … Committed July 11th … Polley is a 6’5″, 275-pound offensive lineman from Denton, Texas  Rivals bio  Scout bio 247Sports bio

What others have to say about Polley … Polley is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. Rivals considers Polley to be the No. 46 offensive tackle in the nation, and the No. 58 overall prospect out of the state of Texas. 247Sports ranks Polley as the No. 49 offensive tackle, and the No. 62 overall prospect out fo the state of Texas. In Scout’s view, Polley is the No. 29 guard in the country, and the No. 5 guard out of Texas this year.

From Gabe Brooks at Scout.com … Grant Polley is a potentially position-versatile offensive linemen who thrives in the run game and plays through the whistle. Plays left tackle for his high school squad and could possibly play outside in college, or move inside to a guard position. Light on his feet, especially running straight line to block at the second level. High-intensity, high-motor player who doesn’t stop blocking until he’s put his opponent on the ground.

Polley had other offers from … over a dozen Power-Five conference schools. Included on the list of suitors was Michigan, Arizona State, Baylor, TCU, California, North Carolina, Indiana, Kansas State, Minnesota, Kansas, Texas Tech, Mississippi State, Purdue, and Missouri.

Polley originally committed to Kansas in January, but re-opened his recruitment in May. Polley participated in the prestigious Under Armour All-American game in December.

Here is a link to the Hudl.com highlights from Polley’s career at Denton.

 


William Sherman – OL

Just the facts … Committed July 26th … Sherman is a 6’3″, 294-pound offensive lineman from Allen, Texas Rivals bio  Scout bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Sherman … Sherman is considered to be a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports. Rivals lists Sherman as the No. 33 offensive guard in the nation, and the No. 97 prospect out of the state of Texas. Scout considers Sherman to be the No. 44 guard in the nation, and the No. 7 guard out of the state of Texas. 247 Sports rates Sherman as the No. 36 guard in the country, and the No. 112 prospect out of the state of Texas. Sherman runs a reported 5.57 in the 40.

Playing right tackle at Allen, Sherman helped lead his team to a 14-1 record in 2015 and a trip to the Texas 6A D1 state semi-finals. This past fall, the Allen Mustangs again went 14-1, and were ranked as the No. 3 team in the state of Texas.

From Scout.com analyst Greg Powers … Sherman is a well-rounded offensive lineman. Good in run blocking and pass pro. He plays right tackle in high school, but probably projects best as an interior offensive lineman on the next level … His quickness off of the ball allows him to get great positioning. He runs the field well and pulls well. He can make blocks in open areas and on the second and third levels. He is tested against the very top levels of 6A competition in Texas, which is the highest classification.  

At a camp this spring in Dallas, 247Sports had this to say about Sherman: One of the sleepers out of the offensive line group, Sherman did well in the Final 5 one-on-one battles and he showed a polish that very few others in attendance could match. Hailing from Allen High School where he was overshadowed by Gregory Little last fall, he looks poised to make a name for himself.

Sherman had other offers from … a number of other Power-Five conference schools, most notably California, Mississippi State, Illinois and Kansas State. Other offers came from schools like Houston, Nevada and New Mexico (a reported 18 offers in all).

Here is a link to Hudl.com highlights of Sherman in action.

 


Sebastian Olver – TE/DL

Just the facts … Committed June 28th … Sebastian Olver is a 6’4″, 248-pound athlete/tight end from Kentfield, California  Rivals bio Scout bio 247 Sports bio

What others have to say about Olver … Olver is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports. Scout considers Olver to be the No. 12 tight end out of California this season, and the No. 70 tight end nationally. 24 Sports, meanwhile, has Olver as the No. 50 tight end in the nation, and the No. 104 overall player out of the state of Califonia.

This past season, Olver played full time at defensive end, and “about 50 percent” of his team’s plays on offense as a tight end. “I definitely feel like this year was a real learning experience for me, getting more games under my belt,” Olver told BuffStampede.com. “I am learning things about the game every day. It is a wonderful game. I love it. I think I am starting to understand the technique and the concepts and my assignment on the defense. On offense, I have been working a lot on my speed.”

In his first season playing American football after moving from Australia, Olver had five receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns for the 12-2 Marin Catholic Wildcats. As a defensive end, Olver had 58 tackles (14 solo), including eight sacks and 16 quarterback hurries.

In his own words … “I would say I am pretty competitive,” Olver told CUSportsNation. “There is something about football where you fight for the person next to you. I love the brotherhood, the camaraderie. There is something about fighting for your mates. A switch with my personality definitely changes when I get on the field. I like hitting people.”

Olver had other offers from … Only Iowa State from the Power-Five conference, though he was showing offers from a good chunk of the Mountain West, including Fresno State, Nevada, UNLV, Utah State and Hawai’i.

Here is a link to Olver’s Hudl.com highlights.

 


 

One Reply to “Meet the 2017 Buffs – Offense”

  1. How bout that Mighty Buff offense. 2017 gonna have to be the year of the offense to keep it rolling in the Pac-12

    Pac 12 games only ranking

    Stat…………….2013………2014……..2015…….2016
    Scoring Offense …..11………..8………..11……….7

    Hopefully the new guys can push the old guys and the “CO’s” can get their mediocre acts together to get out of the rut. Records, limpy loaners like em cause they can talk about em. Gotta score points.

    New Bronco coach………….Don’t care about scheme……….Put in place to take advantage of the players skills……….Who said…”players make plays, Players win games……………..??? Coaches put the players in position to do that eh?

    Anyway receiver situation looks great. Old and especially the new. Tight ends? What are those? Oh you mean the “6th Lineman” Oh right. sorry. Seems every team uses em except the Buffs.

    Oline is a funny deal. With the new guys 20 guys on the oline team. 4 seniors. Not convinced more than 2 will start. Maybe 1. The oline is gonna be better than it has been in the last 4 years. Totally and individually. And Young.

    QB has 3 walk-ons in addition to the 3 scholarship guys….
    Montez, Noyer, Lytle. 6’5, 6’5. 6’4 All three here for spring. Gonna be interesting. Actually feel pretty good about this position. IMHO Montez looked better than Sefo in their play during their frosh years when they were thrown into the fire. And you know I love Sefo………the legend. Just need the end to mediocre OC work. Seriously.

    Running back. Time for Bisharat to step up. As a group, this looks weak. Even with the new guy. Concerned here

    So, the O needs to move up to the top quarter of the performance in the conference. Hopefully this can be accomplished. Cause the Mighty Buffs are gonna need it.

    Go Buffs.

    Note: If the new DC can walk what he talks, I expect no let down on the defense.

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