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Colorado Recruiting Class of 2020

CU Class of 2020 … Seven commitments

Recruits by position … Quarterbacks: 1 … Wide receiver: 1 … Offensive linemen: 2 … Defensive backs: 3

Recruits are from … Colorado: 1 … Texas: 3 … Georgia: 1 … Mississippi: 1 … Louisiana: 1


Keith Miller III – WR

Just the facts … Committed June 15th … Miller is a 6’5″, 205-pound wide receiver from The Colony, Texas Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Miller … Miller is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Rivals has Miller rated as the No. 134 overall prospect out of the state of Texas, while at 247 Sports, Miller is considered to be the No. 154 wide receiver prospect in the country, the No. 133 overall prospect out of the state of Texas, and the No. 959 overall prospect in the nation. Miller also made the Dallas News list of top prospects from the Dallas metro area, coming in at No. 37.

Miller finished his 2018 junior season with 33 catches for 759 yards and eight touchdowns on an impressive 23.0 yards per reception. He caught 18 passes for 261 yards and five touchdowns his sophomore year.

Miller had other offers from … over two dozen schools. had offers from a number of Power-Five conference schools, including Washington State, Utah, Purdue, Texas Tech, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Wake Forest, and Kansas State. Colorado is Miller’s third commitment since the fall of his junior season. Miller committed to Texas Tech last fall, but de-committed last December. Miller then committed to Kansas in April before switching his commitment to Colorado.

Here is a link to Miller’s highlights.




Gavin Holmes – DB

Just the facts … Committed June 12th … Holmes is a 5’11”, 160-pound defensive back from New Orleans, Louisiana  Rivals bio 247 Sports bio

What others say about Holmes … At the time of his commitment, Holmes had not been rated by either Rivals or 247 Sports, but picked up a three-star rating from 247 Sports the day after he committed. According to Holmes’ twitter account, he was clocked at a 4.32 in the 40 at a CU football camp last weekend.

Holmes had other offers from … a list of teams which is commensurate with a prospect who was unrated by the recruiting services. Holmes had reported offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Nicholls State, Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana.

In his own words … From Holmes’ tweet announcing his commitment: “To all of the schools who have recruited me, thank you for taking a chance on me. I am forever grateful for the opportunities that have been presented to me, but I know this is the right decision for me to better myself as a student-athlete. This has been a dream of mine since I was younger playing park ball, and now I can turn it into a reality. I am 100% committed to the University of Colorado-Boulder! I truly believe Coach Tucker, Coach Summers, Coach Tillman and the rest of the coaching staff have something special in Boulder, and I want to become a part of it. #GoBuffs!”

Here is a link to his highlights.




Chris Carpenter – DB/WR

Just the facts … Committed June 2nd … Carpenter is a 5’11”, 170-pound wide receiver/defensive back from Jacksonville, Texas  Rivals bio 247 Sports bio

What others say about Carpenter … Carpenter is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. While listed as a wide receiver by both recruiting sites, 247 Sports has Carpenter listed as the No. 71 cornerback in the nation, the No. 134 player overall in the talent rich state of Texas, and the No. 939 player overall in the nation. Carpenter is expected to be a defensive back for the Buffs. Last season on offense, Carpenter had 24 carries for 255 yards (over ten yards/carry) and three touchdowns, with 31 receptions for 501 yards and two touchdowns.

Carpenter had other offers from … almost two dozen schools, including Power-Five conference schools like Oregon, Arizona State, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, and Virginia. Carpenter had been a commit to North Texas, but re-opened his recruitment in March.

In his own words … Carpenter’s tweet announcing his commitment: “After sitting down and having a great conversation with Coach Tucker I have come to the conclusion that I will be taking my talents to the University of Colorado. And I thank all of the other schools that took the time out to recruit me. I just feel home and it’s my choice. So therefore Chris Carp out CU!”

Here is a link to Carpenter’s highlights




Jake Wray – OL

Just the facts … Committed May 22nd … Wray is a 6’5″, 290-pound offensive lineman from Marietta, Georgia Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Wray … Wray is rated as four-star prospect by Rivals, but only a three-star player by 247 Sports (although the composite grade is a four-star). At Rivals, Wray is seem as the No. 36 offensive tackle in the nation, and the No. 31 overall player out of the talent-rich state of Georgia. At 247 Sports, Wray is considered to be the No. 36 offensive tackle in the country, the No. 44 player out of Georgia, and the No. 456 overall propsect in the nation.

Wray had other offers from … almost three dozen Power-Five schools, including a “who’s who” of college football elite. Wray had offers from Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, LSU, Florida, Texas, Miami, Texas A&M, Oregon and Florida State … to name a few. Wray visited CU in early April and has also taken visits to Auburn and Oregon. Wray was originally committed to Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer, but de-committed in December after Meyer retired. Wray’s brother, Max, is a lineman for the Buckeyes.

In his own words … Wray’s tweet announcing his commitment: “Thank you to everyone who has helped me throughout this process. Specifically my teammates, my coaches and my family. I am committed to The University of Colorado #GoBuffs”.

“I’m not going to go looking for a logo or a place that looks like the best on the outside, but once you get on the inside, it’s not exactly how you want to be treated, or the life that you want,” Wray told about his decision. “This is one of the only times I can decide what I want to do in my life and I’m going to take advantage of that. I’m going to find the best place for me.”

… “Not a lot of people think about Colorado as a football place, but it really is a huge, huge university with tons of support,” He said. “The alumni is all over it. There’s a lot of rabid Buffs fans out there. There’s so much vision for this program and where it needs to go. Everybody is excited, on the same page and ready to get to work.”

Here is a link to his junior year highlights.




Brendon Lewis – QB

Just the facts … Committed May 10th … Lewis is a 6’3″, 205-pound dual-threat quarterback from Melissa, Texas  Rivals bio  247 Sports bio 

What others say about Lewis … Lewis is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. At Rivals, Lewis is ranked as the No. 17 dual-threat quarterback in the nation, and the No. 60 overall prospect out of the state of Texas. 247 Sports, meanwhile, has Lewis rated as the No. 13 dual-threat quarterback from the Recruiting Class of 2020, the No. 63 prospect out of the state of Texas, and the No. 446 recruit in the nation. In 2018, for the 8-4 Melissa Cardinals, Lewis threw for 2,524 yards, with 34 touchdowns and only three interceptions. Lewis also ran for 967 yards and 11 touchdowns. In three seasons for Melissa, Lewis has accounted for just shy of 8,000 total yards … and 98 touchdowns.

At the Rivals Camp Series stop in Dallas in late-March (see link to video highlights, below), Lewis won the “Mr. Clean” Superlative.

“In a loaded crop of quarterbacks in Dallas, one dual-threat who deserved recognition was Lewis,” Analyst Sam Spiegelman wrote. “The Melissa passer is our Mr. Clean, largely because he was so smooth and so precise all afternoon.

“Lewis has impressive size, a fluid throwing motion and spot-on accuracy. Without acknowledging his ability to move in and out of the pocket, Lewis was one of the more reliable passers at camp with his stock on the rise.”

Lewis had other offers from … over a dozen other schools, most from Power-Five conferences. Lewis had offers from Nebraska, TCU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Boston College, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Kansas and Houston. Lewis took an official visit to Colorado and Missouri before deciding.

In his own words … I really like their coaches,” Lewis told “Coach Tuck, he has a great staff with him. The reason I chose them over Mizzou is my opportunity to play early and just start early. I really like the coaches and players, and I love Boulder; it’s beautiful and a nice campus. The education is nice, too. I just feel like it’s the right fit and I can be successful there.”

From … “I like how diverse Colorado is and the style in all they do things there. I know they can teach me how to get to the next level and all of the schemes. That’s because of Coach Johnson and how smart he is. He’s a very smart coach and you can tell he knows what he’s doing. He made me a priority and he wants me to learn the offense. He always gives the keys to the offense to the quarterbacks to run the offense and even call plays from the line of scrimmage.”

“It was a pretty difficult decision, but Coach Johnson and the offense separated them (Colorado from other schools). It’s also the competition and the overall school, the education and all that. Coach Johnson and the offense, though, how multiple they’re gonna be, I can see myself succeeding in their offense.”

Here is a link to Lewis’ highlights.

Here is a link to Lewis’ highlights from The Opening Dallas regional camp in March, 2019.




Joe Perkins – DB

Just the facts … Committed May 5th … Perkins is a 6’1″, 195-pound athlete from Madison, Mississippi  Rivals bio  247 Sports bio

What others say about Perkins … Perkins is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Rivals rates Perkins as the No. 33 overall athlete out of the state of Mississippi. At 247 Sports, Perkins is listed as the No. 97 safety in the nation, the No. 30 player overall out of Mississippi, and the No. 1,444 overall player in the country. Perkins plays both receiver and defensive back for Madison-Ridgeland Academy, but is being recruited at CU as a defensive back. Last season, Perkins had 53 tackles, four interceptions, four pass break ups and two fumble involvements. He finished the 2018 season rated as an All-State defensive back.

Perkins had other offers from … over a dozen other schools, but none from a Power-Five conference. Perkins did hold offers from both Army and Navy, which gives you an indication of the type of individual CU is getting. Schools from the SEC, including Vanderbilt, Arkansas, and both of the Mississippi schools, showed interest, but were not showing as having offered Perkins.

In his own words … Perkins’ announcement on twitter … First off I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, without him none of this would be possible. I want to thank my parents for loving me and supporting me throughout my life and this whole process. God has blessed me with tremendous Coaches from little league football all the way to high school football. Thank you to all of schools that have been recruiting me and have shown interest. After so much prayer, and talking with my parents, I’m officially committed to the University of Colorado!!!! #GoBuffs!!

Here is a link to his junior season highlights.



Carson Lee – OL

Just the facts … Committed February 2nd … Lee is a 6’4″, 300-pound offensive lineman from Cherry Creek high school in Greenwood Village, Colorado Rivals bio 247 Sports bio

 What others say about Lee … Lee is rated as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Rivals has Lee listed as the No. 26 offensive guard in the nation, while 247 Sports has Lee as the No. 31 offensive guard nationally, the No. 7 prospect overall out of the state of Colorado, and the No. 773 player in the country. As a junior, Lee helped Cherry Creek rush for 2,043 yards and 28 touchdowns in 14 games, and was named first-team all-state by Colorado Prep Report.

Lee had other offers from … over a dozen other schools – all from Power Five conferences. From the Pac-12, Lee had offers from both Arizona schools, Washington State and Utah, with other offers from schools like Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Missouri. Lee was reportedly being heavily recruited by Nebraska, but chose to stay in-state instead.

In his own words … From his commitment tweet: “I would like to thank all of the coaches who believed in my abilities. With that being said, I am proud to announce that I will be representing my home state and playing college ball at the University of Colorado. I can’t wait to live out my life long dream of being a Buff!”

“I am going to be the biggest recruiter at the University of Colorado,” Lee told “I am going to do my best to bring in the top guys in the state … I feel like I am going to bring an attitude to Boulder that they have been missing. When I line up from the guy across from me, I want to leave him thinking he never wants to play this game again.”

Here is a link to Lee’s junior season highlights.



28 Replies to “Recruiting Class of 2020”

  1. Yo AZ Golf game is good again kinda. Well okay not that good but pretty good, meaning better than it was say 3 weeks ago. Hope yur keeping cool down there in the Mighty Desert.


    Note What the hell is going on out there. Recruiting no star. Oh wait he is already now a 3 star on 24-7. It does appear HCMT focus really is speed and size. Nice the kid could be identified early.

  2. You read that this staff does not care who it is recruiting someone, pays no attention to that , but does their own evaluation and then moves. Yes that is aggressive, but why not? These coaches have spent their whole life in football so they just didn’t fall off the proverbial turnip truck and decide to get into coaching football. Hey, recruiting HS kids to play football is somewhere between an Art and a Science. I’m totally willing to go along with this new staff and philosophy until it is proven wrong. How have things worked out for the last 10 plus years of traditional deciding and recruiting CU players?

    “Speed Kills,” and it looks like this staff is going after players that can totally eliminate the opposition
    in a foot race to the ball, ball carrier, and hopefully the goal line, on any given play.

  3. Interesting that he is rated as a .8992 for star.

    The day before he committed to the Mighty Buffs, he was rated a .920

    What is up with that eh?
    Up the Buffalo.


    1. That has irritated me for years, watching good kids lose stars by committing to CU. What the HELL does your star ranking status have to do with where you commit!!?!!! Such a biased ranking system. Honestly if a 5 star decided to commit to Wyoming, still a 5 star. Unfortunately kids look at this (Bama, OSU etc)…

  4. So far, so good. If they get that 8-4 mark that seems pretty doable, to me (5th yr QB, preseason all Pac 12/NFL dudes on both sides of the ball, renewed energy within the program, etc.) the momentum for the 2020 class should really keep rolling.

    Go Buffs

    1. The wind of change is blowing through the Mighty Buff Football program.

      Thank RG daily.


      Note: Out of the last six years with a flourish (30-44…..14-39) Mein Gott change is a wonderful thing.

      Note: This is RG’s hire of a football coach. The previous ad missed on 3. Sheesh RG don’t miss.

  5. Yhis is HUGE!!! I saw this yesterday, and somewhere it said there were a couple more close. They selling this team hard, come to Boulder and play now, and working!!!!!

  6. So with Wray MFMT now has recruits from
    Colorado Middle 3 star
    Texas High 3 star (.0058 from 4 star)
    Louisiana Low 3 star (Hope he stays Buff)
    Georgia 4 star

    So all in all a pretty good start.

    MTBuffs………….ye haaaaa

    1. Damn straight it’s a good start! Lovin’ this. Big time recruits are starting to roll in. 💪. With a bowl appearance this year; do I dare say top 20 recruiting class? I am getting ahead of myself. Baby steps.
      Can’t wait for this season

  7. A passer that can run. Some really great comments about him and from him.

    “I’m labeled as a dual threat and I think that’s true,” he said. “I can run and I can extend plays, but I pass first. I pass the ball and run. I don’t just take off and run. I look to throw before I run.”

    Montez should write that down, put it on the mirror and understand it everyday.

    Says he may graduate early. Whoa that would be great.

    Go Buffs.

  8. 2 things stand out for me with the Lewis commitment.
    He had a Texas Tech offer.
    We beat Nebraska for his services…maybe because Martinez will be there 3 more years…..but we still beat em.

  9. Alrighty then, a high ranked qb. Could be a 4 star easily with a good season. Nice offer list.

    Feeling real good .


  10. Boy, he sure looks accurate and on many of the longer type passes seemed on the same page with his receivers. I know that these are highlights so they are all great plays but he does appear to have a lot of upside. Why only the 3 star rating?

    1. you beat me too it….maybe I should have put the bass ale down sooner. 34 TD passes vs 3 interceptions? together with almost a thousand yards rushing? What does it take to be a four star these days?

  11. I liked the kid’s wingspan. It looked disproportionately long, to me. Maybe it was just the picture, but that’s a common shot and his arms looked longer than most kids’ that size. Playing both sides of the ball is also good. And, as EP pointed out, and I’ve said before, maybe this staff feels that lower level/under the radar kids in SEC country are better than higher level kids in other parts of the country. Offers from the academies never hurt, either.

    Go Buffs

  12. ep, does your wife, who you’ve said has relatives way out there in huckster land know that you write this stuff about that bunch? You sure do nail it with those descriptions of the inhabitants of that state.
    When I used to travel that state on business, I remember being in the local breakfast joint in some town like McCook (I might say though the food was great) and listening to a bunch of those guys sitting at tables and hearing them say stuff like……..: “well Devaney says……..or Osborne says……. “and man when they would then divulge it, it was the Gospel emanating from Lincoln. Same thing next morning in some breakfast joint in Broken Bow, North Platte or some other god forsaken town in that miserable Red clothed state.

    Boy oh boy do I hope Tucker and the new team put it to them in Boulder this coming fall. I have a feeling that those huckster fans think that grim faced Scotty will have it all turned around by next Sept. Wouldn’t two in a row be great over that bunch, after all CU has been through the last decade?

    1. They probably do now even though I’m sure they had an inkling. Might not be able to back to Linkin (alligator tears)
      We must have crossed paths sometime in the land of the “Good Life.” I was working in Torrington WY with some other Buffs during that 1990 NC season. We would always go across the state line to Henry Nebraska to chow down at the Stock Feeder’s Steakhouse to catch the Tom Osborne show on the tube. It was a small mom and pop place run by an ol’ guy named Ole who had the place bathed in red and would have rather been shot than turn off the Osborne show even with our razzing. Each episode they would show the same 3 or 4 highlight plays at least 5 times each as we hooted and hollered at the TV. We never crossed the line with Ole and remained friends as we didnt want to be banned from the best filet’s on the planet and a decent selection of single malt that you couldnt find for 200 miles

  13. I think Murray was the best commit to date for this class but I was getting worried that Mel was going after DLs like MM went for DBs.
    Now we have Carson Lee who is an OL and just as good…especially since he is a home boy and turned down the hideous hucksters…unlike the over rated McCaffey kid and the TE whatever his name is.
    Hey TE kid…..if you signed up for 4 years in stinkin linkin before MM was booted its hard to blame you but there is still time to come back.
    Speaking of truck stop land have you ever wondered why Huckster coaches are so grumpy? No need to point out Pelini but I have never seen Frost…well once…crack a half smile. Even Osborne was trying to be Tom Landry.
    Its my opinion Riley lost on purpose so he could get the hell out of there. After getting his corn creamed by the Buffs again I am hoping Frost succeeds to the point he goes pro and leaves all those over age over weight farmers crying in their gravy and skoal.

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