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CU Recruiting Class of 2019 – Signed Letters of Intent

Here is a link to the video of Mel Tucker’s press conference introducing the CU Recruiting Class of 2019

CU Recruiting Class (17) (Bold = Signed Letter of Intent)

Quarterback

Running BackJaren Mangham Joe Davis

Wide ReceiverBraedin Huffman-Dixon

Tight endJalen Harris (senior transfer)

Offensive LineValentin SennJake WileyAustin Johnson Vaatofu Sauvao (JC)

Defensive LineJanez Jordan (JC)Na’im RodmanAustin WilliamsJeremiah Doss (JC) …

LinebackerJash Allen (JC) Alec Pell … Marvin Ham

Defensive Back Mark Perry … K.J. Trujillo 

Other prospects …

Offensive Line … Chans Jones (has not announced)

Wide Receiver … La’Vontae Shenault (has not announced) … Tarik Luckett (has not announced) … Kyle Ford (has not announced)

Defensive Line … Darius Robinson (signed with Missouri)

Defensive Back … Jamal Hill (has not announced)

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CU Recruiting Class of 2019 – biographies

K.J. Trujillo – DB

Official CU bio of K.J. Trujillo

De-committed … November 20th … then signed on December 19th … 

Trujillo’s tweet“Thank you to all the Colorado’s staff for giving me an opportunity to be a part of their program. Special thanks to Coach Ambrose and Coach Brown for everything they have done for me and for being mentors beyond football. Much respect. With that being said, I am de-committing from the University of Colorado and re-opening my commitment”. 

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.”

Here is a link to his Hudl.com highlights.

 

 

 

Marvin Ham – LB

Official CU bio of Marvin Ham

Just the facts … Committed December … 16th … Ham is a 6’1″, 215-pound inside linebacker from Belleville, Michigan Rivals bio 247 Sports bio

What others say about Ham … Ham is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. At Rivals, Hams is listed as the No. 30 inside linebacker in the country, and the No. 21 player overall out of the state of Michigan. 247 Sports, meanwhile, has Ham as the No. 25 inside linebacker in the nation, the 12 player out of Michigan, and the No. 439 player overall in the country.

From EagleAction.com (Boston College Rivals website) … Ham was a productive linebacker for Belleville last year, amassing 54 tackles on the season. Ham’s junior film shows off his full game and reveals an impressive, diverse skill set. He has better lateral quickness and agility than a lot of pure inside linebacker prospects and that serves him well in coverage, where he’s more proven than a lot of comparable prospects. But Ham also has a strong, compact build that should allow him to make plays against the run in the box.

Ham had other offers from … over a dozen schools. Boston College and Iowa State were the two Power-Five conference offers, but there were offers from most of the Mid-American Conference schools. Ham would have had offers from more schools, but committed to Boston College back in March. Ham had offers to attend camps at Michigan and Michigan State last summer, but declined.

Here is a link to his Hudl.com highlights.

 

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Jake Wiley – OL

Official CU bio of Jake Wiley

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. 12 player overall out of Colorado, the No. 68 offensive guard in the nation, and the No. 1,384 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 was one of the first prospects to meet with new head coach Mel Tucker, coming in a few days after Tucker was hired. After his official visit, Wiley remained committed to Colorado. “This visit to Colorado decided it in my mind,” told CUSportsNation. “We wanted to make sure we liked Coach Tucker, and we did. If we didn’t, we were going to visit Washington State, but we cancelled that visit. We’re 100% in with Colorado.”

Here is a link to Wiley’s Hudl.com highlight package.

 

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Jalen Harris – TE

Official CU bio of Jalen Harris

Just the facts … Committed December 16th … Harris is a 6’4″, 250-pound tight end from Montgomery, Alabama Rivals bio 247 Sports bio

What others said about Harris … As a member of the Recruiting Class of 2015, Harris was considered to be a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Rivals had Harris rated as the No. 15 tight end in the nation, and the No. 19 overall player out of the state of Alabama that year. At 247 Sports, Harris was considered to be the No. 19 tight end in the country, and the No. 22 player out of Alabama.

Harris left the Auburn program in September. He will have one year of eligibility at Colorado.

Harris had other offers from … over a dozen Power-Five conference schools out of high school, including Alabama, Nebraska, California, Miami, and Texas A&M. As he was looking for a new school this fall, Harris reported interest from Colorado, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Troy, and Kansas State.

In his own words … “Thank God for another opportunity to let me showcase my skills,” Harris wrote on Instagram. “This is a dream come true. I am excited to announce that I have committed to the University of Colorado to continue my education and football career! Thank you to everyone involved and this is just the beginning!”

 

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Jash Allen – LB – (Junior College)

Official CU bio of Jash Allen

Just the facts … Committed August 25th … Allen is a 6’2″, 220-pound linebacker from Yuma, Arizona (Arizona Western Community College) Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Allen … At the time of his commitment, Allen was not rated by Rivals, but was given a three-star rating hours after his commitment to Colorado. At 247 Sports, Allen was rated as a four-star recruit, but fell off to a three-star rating over the course of the 2018 season.

Of the junior college recruits from the Recruiting Class of 2019, Allen is considered to be the No. 15 overall prospect, and the No. 2 inside linebacker in the nation by 247, while Rivals has him as the No. 27 junior college prospect in the country.

Allen plans to graduate in May, 2019, and will have three years to play two.

Allen had other offers from … at least ten other schools. From the Pac-12, Allen had offers from Utah and Washington State. Other Power-Five conference offers came from schools like TCU, Arkansas, Illinois, and Iowa State. The TCU offer came after the firing of Mike MacIntyre, while the other schools were already on Allen before he committed last summer.

In his own words … In his commitment tweet, Allen thanked all of the other schools that had recruited him, mentioned how it was a dream of his to play D1 football, and thanked his family and friends before announcing his Buffs’ commitment.

“I love the game. I’ll do anything for this game,” Allen said. “It’s taken me a long way. I leave it all on the field.”

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

 

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Braedin Huffman-Dixon – WR

Official CU bio of Braedin Huffman-Dixon

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. 38 wide receiver in the nation, the No. 45 player overall out of the state of California. 247 Sports, meanwhile, has Huffman-Dixon as the No. 44 wide receiver in the nation, the No. 44 player overall out of the state of Califorina … and the No. 337 player overall in the entire country.

Huffman-Dixon runs a reported 4.74 in the 40-yard dash.

Huffman-Dixon had other offers from … 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:

 

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Vaatofu Sauvao – OL (Junior College)

Official CU bio of Vaatofu Sauvao

Just the facts … Committed December 14th … Sauvao is a 6’3″, 310-pound offensive guard who comes to CU from American Samoa by way of Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Sauvao … At the time of his commitment, Sauvao was unrated by either Rivals or 247 Sports, but was later given a three-star rating by both Rivals and 247 Sports. 247 Sports rated Sauvao as the No. 7 JC offensive guard recruit in the nation, and the No. 30 player out of California overall. Sauvao comes to Boulder by way of Modesto Junior College, the same school which gave the Buffs Mustafa Johnson … and that worked out pretty well.

“He has great size and combined with his physical nature, he is powerful in the run game and does not get pushed around in pass protection,” Modesto coach Rusty Stivers said. “It was fun watching Mustafa (Johnson) and Vaatofu battle in practice, 1-on-1s.”

Stivers said the coaching staff had to keep Sauvao’s strength and intensity in check during workouts and practices.

“He arrived with great size and came to us overweight, but extremely physical,” Stivers said. “When he started practicing with us, we had defensive coaches asking for him to calm down because they were afraid he was going to hurt somebody.

“When he gets to a program with nutritional and strength programs, he is going to elevate his game.”

Sauvao had other offers from … Fresno State and New Mexico.

Sauvao will have two years to play two at Colorado.

Here is a link to his Hudl.com highlights.

 

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Na’im Rodman – DL

Official CU bio of Na’im Rodman

Just the facts … Committed August 1st … Rodman is a 6’3″, 290-pound defensive lineman from Bellflower, California  Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Rodman … Rodman is considered to be a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. At Rivals, Rodman is rated as the No. 93 player overall out of the state of California. At 247 Sports, Rodman is considered to be the No. 76 defensive tackle in the nation, the No. 117 player out of California, and the No. 1,227 player overall in the country.

This past season, for the 12-1 St. John Bosco Braves, Rodman had 59 tackles (25 solo), including 13 tackles for loss.

“Rodman is a big-bodied interior defensive lineman who can cause a lot of problems. For someone so big, Rodman is very light on his feet, attacks the backfield without a problem and he has a great motor to keep pursuing the quarterback or running back. I’ve been surprised even more Pac-12 schools didn’t offer him … He’s not just a run-stuffer up the middle, he has the speed to get into the backfield and cause problems.” – Rivals.com National Analyst Adam Gorney

Rodman played for St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California, rated by Xcellent 25 Writers poll as the No. 1 high school team in the nation (MaxPreps had St. John Bosco as the No. 2 team in the country this fall). Colorado already has a St. John Bosco Brave on its roster, sophomore outside linebacker Jacob Callier.

Rodman had other offers from … a dozen other schools. From Power-Five conferences, Rodman had offers from Boston College, Minnesota, and Oregon State. Other notable offers came from Air Force and Colorado State, plus other schools which give you a good idea Rodman is not an academic risk: Army; Navy; Rice; and Dartmouth.

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

 

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Mark Perry – DB

Official CU bio of Mark Perry

Perry reaffirms commitment to Colorado … USC was making a push for Perry to hold off on signing his Letter of Intent until February, and Louisville and Kansas (who have former CU coaches on their staffs) made a late push, but Perry stayed with the Buffs. On Monday night, Perry posted: “I never thought that this day would come. So many early mornings, late nights, and in the end it all paid off. I want to personally thank all of the schools who recruited me, you all believed in me and I am forever grateful … With that being said, I will be signing my NLI on Wednesday, July 19th, and being a leader in the Class to help take Colorado football back to championship level where it should be”. 

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 99th-best player out of the state of California this recruiting cycle. At 247 Sports, Perry is considered to be the No. 59 safety in the nation, the 78th-best player out of the state of California, and the No. 712 player overall in the country.

Perry played as a running back and defensive back as a senior for the 7-5 Cougars. On offense, Perry had 104 carries for 905 yards (8.7 yards per carry) and 14 touchdowns, with 13 receptions for 120 yards and another score. On defense, Perry had 57 tackles (18 solo), with three tackles for loss.

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.” – Rivals.com analyst Adam Gorney

Perry had other offers from … three other Pac-12 schools. Arizona State and Arizona had offered Perry at the time of his commitment, with USC offering after Perry posted a strong senior season. Perry also had offers from Iowa State, Baylor and TCU from the Big 12, as well as from a number of Mountain West schools, including Colorado State, San Diego State, Nevada, and Wyoming. Late in the process, Kansas (who hired defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot and defensive line coach Kwahn Drake) and Louisville (who hired defensive backs coach ShaDon Brown) made offers to Perry as well.

Here is a link to Mark Perry’s Hudl.com highlights.

 

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Jeremiah Doss – DE (Junior College)

Official CU bio of Jeremiah Doss

Just the facts … Committed December 16th … Doss is a 6’4″, 275-pound defensive end from Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi Rivals bio 247 Sports bio

What others say about Doss … At the time of his commitment, Doss was not rated by either Rivals or 247 Sports. Doss recorded 39 tackles, 2 sacks, and 10 tackles for loss in nine games played in 2018.

Doss will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Doss had other offers from … Old Dominion and Austin Peay. Doss was committed to Old Dominion before he took an official visit to Colorado December 14th.

In his own words“It’s been a long recruiting process, but now it’s over! I’d like to thank ODU for the opportunity but the University of Colorado is officially my home! I’m 100% committed and ready for the next chapter!”

Here is a link to his Hudl.com highlights

 

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Joshia “Joe” Davis – RB

Official CU bio of Joe Davis

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. 247 Sports has Davis rated as the No. 10 player out of the state, the No. 81 running back in the nation, and the No. 1,252 player overall in the country.

Davis’ numbers – and ranking – declined this fall. Davis measured in at a solid 5-foot-11, 204-pounds on his official visit. He racked up 3,932 all-purpose yards and scored 52 touchdowns during his prep career despite missing the majority of his senior season due to multiple injuries, including a pulled hamstring. When he committed, Rivals rated Davis as the No. 5 player out of Colorado for the Class of 2019, while 247 Sports had him at No. 4 (Davis dropped to No. 1,252 overall now, down from No. 667 when he committed last December).

As a senior, had 52 carries for 252 yards and five touchdowns. This after a junior season in which 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. Committing last December, and shutting down his recruitment, also had an effect on the number of teams showing an interest in 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 Hudl.com highlights of Davis.

 

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Alec Pell – LB

Official CU bio of Alec Pell

Just the facts … Committed August 6th … Pell is a 6’4″, 220-pound athlete from Cherry Creek high school in Denver Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What other say about Pell … Pell is considered to be a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Pell is rated by 247 Sports as the No. 11 player overall out of the state of Colorado this year, the No. 98 outside linebacker in the nation, and the No. 1,329 player overall in the country. According to Cherry Creek’s Maxpreps page, Pell ran for 617 yards and six touchdowns on 109 carries during his junior season. He also added 139 receiving yards and three more scores. As a senior, Pell focused on defense, recording 83 tackles for Dave Logan at Cherry Creek.

As unfortunate as this scenario is for Boise State, it’s a notable coup for the Buffaloes, who now have enough recruiting pull to be able to take a wait-and-see approach with some local talent and still not be affected much. Pell gives the Buffs’ class a versatile linebacker prospect that has the potential to contribute in a number of ways, whether that’s in run support, as an edge rusher in some packages or even in coverage when facing some of the pass-happy programs in the Pac-12 Conference. This move might fly under the radar in a regional sense, but it would not be surprising to see Pell turn into a key and reliable player for CU in a few years – Blair Angulo, analyst for 247 Sports

“Pell shows on film a linebacker who can be effective rushing off the edge and also dropping back in coverage and making plays that way. I would like to see him filling gaps more often and making a play on the running back but he’s an athletic kid who looks like a big playmaker.  I also like that he played running back because now Pell has a much deeper understanding of what it takes to shine at linebacker since he knows what the offensive guy is trying to do.” –Rivals.com National Analyst Adam Gorney

Pell’s commitment marks the third straight year that the Buffs have landed a recruit from Cherry Creek. Dimitri Stanley signed with Colorado last December, while Jon Van Diest was a member of the Recruiting Class of 2017.

Pell had other offers from … over a dozen schools, most notably Boise State. Pell had been a commit for the Broncos since April, but flipped to Colorado in August. Pell had other Power-Five conference offers from Cal and Iowa State, along with Mountain West offers from Boise State, Colorado State, and Air Force.

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

 

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Austin Johnson – OL

Official CU bio of Austin Johnson

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. 50 offensive guard in the nation, the 6th-best overall player from the state of Colorado, and the No. 841 overall player in the nation. Rivals has Johnson as the No. 8 player out of the state of Colorado, and the No. 27 guard 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 Hudl.com highlights.

 

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Austin Williams – DT

Official CU bio of Austin Williams

Just the facts … Committed December 16th … Williams is a 6’4″, 306-pound defensive tackle from Tifton, Georgia Rivals bio 247 Sports bio

What others say about Williams … Williams is rated by Rivals to be a three-star offensive tackle, the 103rd-best overall player out of the state of Georgia this fall. 247 Sports, meanwhile, has Williams as a three-star defensive tackle, the No. 79 defensive tackle in the nation, the No. 122 player out of Georgia, and the No. 1,289 player in the nation.

While we’ll have to wait for the CU bio to be posted on Signing Day, indications are that Williams is being recruited to play on the defensive side of the ball at Colorado.

Williams had other offers from … over a dozen schools from around the country. From Power Five conference schools, Williams had offers from Indiana, Iowa State, Maryland, Pittsburgh and South Carolina. Williams gave his verbal commitment to Colorado State on December 6th, but flipped to Colorado ten days later.

In his own words (on playing offense or defense) … “It doesn’t matter to me, as long as I play. I’m more comfortable on offense, because that’s what I’ve been playing since my tenth grade year, and then I come into my senior year I’m going on these visits and everybody is seeing me a defensive linemen,” Williams told the Pitt Panther Rivals site.

Here is a link to some Hudl.com highlights

 

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Janez Jordan – DE (Junior college)

Official CU bio of Janez Jordan

Just the facts … Committed (and signed) December 19th … Jordan is a 6’4″, 305-pound defensive lineman from Hampton, Virginia, by way of Hinds Community College in Mississippi Rivals bio 247 Sports bio

Jordan was named All-PenSouth after recording nine tackles (one for loss) and one forced fumble for coach Larry Williams at Hinds Community College as a sophomore.

What others had to say about Jordan … At the time of his commitment, Jordan was not rated by either Rivals or 247 Sports.

Jordan had other offers from … no other schools. He was completely off the radar of both recruiting sites … and, apparently, other college football teams. Jordan reportedly signed with Old Dominion out of high school, but instead decided to go the junior college route to improve his stock.

 

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Jaren Mangham – RB

Official CU bio of Jaren Mangham

Just the facts … Committed July 24th … Mangham is a 6’2″, 217-pound running back from Detroit, Michigan  Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Mangham ... Mangham is rated as a four-star running back by Rivals; a three-star athlete by 247 Sports. At Rivals, Mangham is considered to be the No. 14 running back in the nation, the No. 9 player overall out of the state of Michigan, and the No. 245 player in the country. Meanwhile, at 247 Sports, Mangham, listed as an “athlete” (both at running back and linebacker), is rated as No. 23 athlete in the nation, the No. 10 player out of the state of Michigan, and the No. 423player in the country.

Quotes from the time of Mangham’s commitment in July:

“He has not yet started his senior season and already Jaren Mangham is the most offered prospect ever to come out of the state of Michigan. That’s pretty impressive considering the state has produced a Heisman Trophy winner and multiple No. 1 overall NFL Draft picks in the last 12 years.

“What made Mangham such a coveted prospect is his combination of size, speed and athleticism, which has also given him position versatility. We project him as a running back and that is where the majority of schools recruited him, but other schools liked him at linebacker and he has the potential to develop into a talent at that position as well. We do want to see him deliver on all that promise as a senior, but the potential is definitely there and the ceiling is sky high.” – Rivals.com Midwest Recruiting Analyst Josh Helmholdt

Mangham had other offers from … a good chunk of the nation. The offer sheet is at least 47 teams long, including some heavy hitters on the national scene (Alabama; Michigan State; Florida State; Michigan; West Virginia), a number of Pac-12 rivals (Oregon; UCLA; Washington State; Arizona; Oregon State), and a plethora of other Power-Five schools (Arkansas; Kentucky; Mississippi; Minnesota; TCU; Tennessee; Boston College; Indiana; Illinois; Maryland; Mississippi State; North Carolina State; Purdue … and others).

In his own words … “I really clicked with every single last coach on the staff,” Mangham told 247 Sports when he committed. “Coach (Mike) Mac(Intyre), I was talking with Coach Mac, Coach (Darian) Hagan, Coach (Darrin) Chiv(erini) was a big part for me me. The way they’re going to utilize me on the offensive side of the ball was everything I wanted to hear.”

Here is a link to Mangham’s highlights.

 

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Valentin Senn – OL

Official CU bio of Valentin Senn

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, but was subsequently given a three-star rating by 247 Sports. Senn is rated by 247 Sports as the 149-best offensive tackle prospect in the Class of 2019, and is rated as the No. 1 prospect out of Austria … so he has that going for him.

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.

Still, despite his lack of experience, Senn was invited to participate in the prestigious Under Armour All-American Football game in Orlando, Florida in January.

“I’m very excited to announced that I was selected to compete in the (All-American game,)” Senn tweeted. “I’m very grateful to get a chance to compete against the best and to represent Austria, Europe, (Colorado), (the Swarco Raiders) and Gridiron Imports in Orlando!”

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 Hudl.com highlights.

 

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5 Replies to “Class of 2019 – Signed LOI”

  1. Hey Day after Christmas. Hope all went well.

    This could be random.

    Roster Make up.
    Redshirt seniors. (Scholoarship and non scholarship)………………….CU Buffs have 15…………..Alabama has 5………….. Georgia has 0 but they do have 3 grad transfers.

    Hmmmmm why is that I wonder.

    Another data point.

    Buffs have (scholarship and non scholarship)

    Buffs………………………………………………alabama
    15 redshirt seniors………………………………5
    14 redshirt juniors……………………………….7
    25 redshirt sophomores………………………8
    23 redshirt freshman……………………………9
    77 total……………………………………………….29
    105 listed on the website (Before the new signees arrive)

    So the previous WacMac team redshirted just about everybody. Big boys(Bama etc) do not.
    Why?
    The big boys Sign players ready to play? CU cannot/did not?
    Play the best players always. CU did/could not?

    73% of your roster is redshirted. That indicates year after year of the same issue(s)

    Gawd, it is good that HCMT has some new shoes.

    Buffs

  2. Someone said only 20% of coaches win 8 games or more………….

    hmmmmm

    2018…………46 teams won 8 or more games………….35%
    ……………….21 teams won 7………………………………….16%
    ………………..13 won 6…………………………………………..10%

    Go Buffs get there please.

    Note: Earaches wacmac only made more than 6 games once in 6 years. Peter (RG) came calling.

    1. Hi whoever you are. I said “consistently” win more than 8 games. Care to review the math again?

      The broader point that I’m making is that I take issue w/ harping on coaches abilities, effort, knowledge, etc. based solely on their record (in our case, at CU). I mean, do you give Chev a participation ribbon?

      For me, I am thankful that they came, poured their hearts into our program, trying to get the wins we all wanted. Each of them put 16+hr days in, 24/7, to win. I thank them for that. I don’t need to rehash the last 20-years.

      Similarly, I’m thankful Mel took this on. Fortunately, he’s walking into arguably the best situation any new coach has had in at least 20 years in Boulder. And, I hope like hell he brings CU back to consistently winning and competing for Pac 12 and national championships. But, if he doesn’t? Does that mean he’s a bad coach? I don’t think so. It just means it didn’t work at CU. If that were easy, then we’d see more than what, four names/teams, having won national championships in the last decade, and what, four having won Pac 12 championships since before the league expanded?

      That is all.

      Go Buffs.

    2. Tsk Tsk……………………Math and facts rule the world.

      Same o same o most every year. 60% + win 6 or more games. 70% + are the same teams. Coaches get fired when they can’t keep that team above 6 or more wins. Or in WacMacs case, finish in the basement 5 out of 6 years. Sheesh what a coach. Did he leave the program in better shape than the dumpster fire he said he found. (He sure was bragging on himself at the end) He did get new uniforms. He did get a pic of the Buffalo walking in the snow. Added a couple of positions. Thats about it really.

      Bankers run the numbers to their advantage only.

      WacMac tried hard. (Earwhiner…..For me, I am thankful that they came, poured their hearts into our program, trying to get the wins we all wanted. Each of them put 16+hr days in, 24/7, to win.……………yur my dream yur my dream…………….tears……………..crying………….) Well good fur you boy. Good fur you. Peter types hang togehter. Hello peterache.

      Go Buffs.

      Note: Yup Chev gets a ribbon too. Peter met him early and shut him down. (Wait, maybe for Chev, WacMac is peter??)

      WWG1WGA

  3. You know? To my layman’s eyes, this looks like a good start. I’m guardedly optimistic Tucker and Co will fill in the last 5+ spots with some other good players.

    Offer lists are solid, and for those that aren’t – like the ODU guys, and dude from Modesto JC, etc. – to me, the ODU guys sound like – in a west coast comparison – dudes who may have been headed to the likes of EWU, or Portland State or something – where they get the overlooked dudes not infrequently. But, they can still play some big boy ball. And, for the kid from Modesto JC, If that guy can do for the offensive line what Mustafa’s done on the other side? I’m all for it.

    It looks to me like they traded some of the skill guys for lineman. I’m ok w/ that. Especially if we trust their ability to find linemen who are not only big, but have the right foundation of footwork and athletic ability to still move.

    They have to be fast – well quick – I’d think given how most of the Pac 12 offenses are moving at pace, mostly in spread sets.

    It’ll be interesting to see how this class rounds out. Still. More fun pastime for the next month or two, I guess. And, it’ll give the staff some winter S&T evaluation time, and possibly some attrition to come to pass, as well. Oh, and some new position coaches who may have some pull out there, too.

    Go Buffs.

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