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The Ticker

Below are time-stamped updates on CU recruits as news comes in on … Updated bios of players can be found under the “Recruiting Class of 2020 – Signed Letters of Intent“, which can be found here

CU Recruiting Class (Bold = Signed Letter of Intent)

QuarterbackBrendon Lewis

Running Back

Wide ReceiverMontana Lemonius-CraigBrenden RiceKeith Miller IIIChris Carpenter

Tight endLouis PassarelloCaleb Fauria

Offensive LineGerad LichtenhanJake WrayCarson Lee

Defensive LineJordan BerryDevin GrantAlvin WilliamsJustin Jackson (JC) … Guy Thomas (JC) … Antonia Alfano

LinebackerMister WilliamsToren Pittman

Defensive BackChristian GonzalezJaylen Striker (JC) …

PunterJosh Watts

Other prospects …

Running backAshaad Clayton (CU is still in the running, but Clayton is not expected to sign until February)

Running backJayle Stacks (Stacks is expected to blue shirt, meaning he can participate in practices next fall, but will not officially be a part of the team until January, 2021. His scholarship, then, will count against the 25 member Recruiting Class of 2021).

Defensive LineAntonio Alfano (signed Financial Aid Agreement. Won’t officially be a Buff until he enrolls in January. An appeal to play in the 2020 season will be filed after Alfano enrolls. CU won’t know Alfano’s status for the 2020 season for some time)

Defensive LineJason Harris (will not sign a Letter of Intent until February. Harris will announce his choice of schools at the Under Armour All-America game on January 2nd)

Defensive BackNigel Bethel (transfer from Miami. Will have to sit out 2020 season)

9:45 a.m. … Twenty-one members of the CU Class of 2020 expected this morning … Twenty-one members are in! …

9:40 a.m. … Welcome to the Buff Nation, WR Brenden Rice (son of Jerry Rice)! …

9:35 a.m. … Linebacker Mister Williams sends in his Letter of Intent! …

9:30 a.m. ... Wide receiver with a great name, Montana Lemonious-Craig becomes a Buff! …

9:20 a.m. … CU’s quarterback of the future is in the house – Brendon Lewis sends in his Letter of Intent! …

9:15 a.m. … Nose tackle Jordan Berry makes it official! …

9:10 a.m. … Both tight ends are in, as Louis Passarello signs his Letter of Intent! …

9:05 a.m. … Former five-star Alabama defensive lineman Antonio Alfano added to CU’s list! …

9:00 a.m. … Texas defensive back Christian Gonzalez becomes a Buff! …

8:55 a.m. … Texas wide receiver Keith Miller III sends in his Letter of Intent! …

8:50 a.m. … Junior college outside linebacker Guy Thomas officially becomes a Buff! …

8:45 a.m. … Defensive back/Outside linebacker Toren Pittman sends in his Letter of Intent! …

8:40 a.m. ... Defensive lineman Justin Jackson becomes a Buff! …

8:35 a.m. … Offensive lineman Gerad Lichtenhan sends in his Letter of Intent! …

8:30 a.m. … Defensive lineman/outside linebacker Devin Grant becomes a Buff! …

8:25 a.m. … WR Chris Carpenter sends in his Letter of Intent! …

8:20 a.m. ... Colorado (Cherry Creek) OL Carson Lee becomes a Buff! …

8:15 a.m. … Junior college defensive back Jaylen Striker becomes a Buff! …

8:00 a.m. … Massachusetts tight end Caleb Fauria becomes a Buff! …

7:50 a.m. … Georgia defensive lineman Alvin Williams becomes a Buff! …

7:40 a.m. … Crowley (Texas) running back Dominique Johnson has flipped from Missouri to Arkansas. Significance to CU? Arkansas is one of the teams in the running for CU commit Ashaad Clayton. If Arkansas has picked up its top running back commit? Perhaps it bodes well for CU’s chances of keeping Clayton’s commitment …

7:30 a.m. … Its National Signing Day in college football. There are 33 Five Star recruits, per Rivals. 22 of them are expected to sign with just five schools (Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama). The rich are getting playoff-inspired richer and richer

7:15 a.m. … Players expected to send in their Letters of Intent at the bottom of hour: OL Carson Lee (7:30 a.m.) … TE Caleb Fauria (7:30 a.m.) … LB Toren Pittman (7:30 a.m.) …

7:05 a.m. … From “Tucker Set to Sign Second Recruiting Class”  … from CUBuffs.comTechnically, Colorado football coach Mel Tucker signed his first Buffs recruiting class a year ago.

But that class came just two weeks after Tucker took the job at Colorado — and while it provided an indication of what he wanted to accomplish with the Buffs, it was just a taste.

One year later, the picture is becoming much clearer — and the recruiting class Tucker reveals Wednesday will be much more of a meal.

Tucker arrived in Boulder with the plan of building the type of program he saw on a daily basis while coaching at Ohio State, Alabama and Georgia. Big, dominant lines on both sides of the ball that would stop the run on defense and run the ball with authority on offense. Skill position players capable of becoming difference makers. Linebackers with the ability to be disrupters. Defensive backs with the ability to play man-to-man against any receiver.

Above all, athletes everywhere. Size and speed do matter — and that’s what Tucker has been intent upon bringing to Colorado. He and his staff have analyzed and identified talent literally on a nationwide basis and in the process, raised CU’s recruiting profile. Tucker has already put the Buffs back in the national picture in that regard.

Continue reading story here

6:55 a.m. … It’s going to a little slow for the next hour, then a blitzkrieg at 8:00 a.m. … In past years, CU has announced received Letters of Intent as soon as they clear the compliance office. This year, CUBuffs.com is doing a show with Mark Johnson, which won’t take to the air until 8:00 a.m. … There will be some twitter announcements to pass along before then, and then a barrage of confirmed signings shortly after 8:00 a.m. …

6:40 a.m. … Georgia offensive lineman Jake Wray signs his Letter of Intent. Wray was a four-star prospect when he committed, but is now considered a three-star player (don’t get me started). Wray had offers from all over the country, including many of the top schools in the country – Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, LSU, Florida, Texas, Miami, Texas A&M, Oregon and Florida State – to name a few …

6:35 a.m. Some of the known commitment times (all times MT) … OL Carson Lee (7:30 a.m.) … TE Caleb Fauria (7:30 a.m.) … LB Toren Pittman (7:30 a.m.) … DL Alvin Williams (8:00 a.m.) … OL Jake Wray (8:00 a.m.) … DL Devin Grant (10:30 a.m.) … QB Brendon Lewis (11:00 a.m.) … WR Brenden Rice (2:30 p.m.) …

6:25 a.m. (Wednesday) … Good morning! It’s Signing Day!! As Signing Day opens, the CU Recruiting Class of 2020 is ranked No. 31 in the nation by Rivals; No. 34 by 247 Sports. If those numbers hold, this will be CU’s highest-rated Class in over a decade.

3:00 p.m. (Tuesday) … Getting a bit of a head start on the rest of the nation, as Australian punter Josh Watts became the first new Buff from the Class of 2020. Still on Australian time, Watts was able to send in his Letter of Intent Tuesday afternoon Mountain Time.

 

4 Replies to “The Ticker”

    1. The word is that Jalen Harris has committed to CU, but still wants to make his announcement at the Under Armour game on January 2nd.
      Patience!

  1. The biggest question mark will be Rice. Apparently he started following Michigan on Twitter and unpinned his CU commitment post?

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