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Colorado Recruiting Class of 2022

2 Commitments (not counting grey-shirt candidate, punter Ashton Logan)

Recruits by position … Defensive Linemen: 1 … Defensive Backs: 1 …

Recruits are from … Texas: 1 … Georgia: 1 …

Carlton Madden – DL

Just the facts … Committed February 20th … Madden is a 6’4″, 227-pound defensive end from Ellenwood, Georgia Rivals bio 247 Sports bio 

What others say about Madden … Madden is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals, but, as of the date of his commitment, was unrated by 247 Sports.

Part of the reason Madden wasn’t getting much attention was that he had to sit out his junior season. “Sadly my recruiting process slowed down because I wasn’t able to play my junior year (due to transfer rule)”, Madden told “But Colorado was still showing love”.

Madden had other offers from … uh, only Kent State. Though Madden was reporting interest from a number of Power Five schools, including Georgia, Florida, and Louisville.

In his own words … From Madden’s tweet announcing his commitment: “Colorado has been my top school since they offered. The coaches give off a good vibe and energy.

“I feel like I can come in and make an impact early at Colorado,” said Madden. “They build their defense around players like myself … I feel excited and can’t wait to visit as soon as the dead period is lifted”.

Here is a link to Madden’s highlights.




Dylan Dixson – DB

Just the facts … Committed February 4th … Dixson is a 6’2″, 190-pound defensive back from Pearland, Texas Rivals bio 247 Sports bio

What others say about Dixson … Dixson was listed as a three-star prospect by both Rivals and 247 Sports when Dixson committed, but Dixson was later (late February) given a fourth star by 247 Sports. Rivals rates Dixson as the No. 76 overall player out of the state of Texas, and the No. 38 safety prospect in the country. At 247 Sports, Dixson is rated as the No. 28 outside linebacker in the nation, the No. 47 player overall out of Texas, and the No. 361 player in the nation.

Dixson was second-team all-district pick at safety as a junior, and was Texas District 23-6A first-team selection at outside linebacker as a sophomore.

“Colorado said they would like me to play their strong safety position,” Dixson told “I did play outside linebacker my sophomore year, but aside from that I have been playing safety since I was 12 years old.”

Dixson accounted for 52 tackles, four interceptions, 11 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in nine games as a junior. He also had 10 receptions on offense.

“I have good tackling skills, I don’t get tired, and I like being physical,” said Dixson, a second-team all-district selection in 2020.

Dixson had other offers from … From eight other schools, including six other Power Five schools. Dixson had offers from Arizona State, Florida State, Iowa State, Missouri, Virginia Tech and Tennessee.

In his own words … From his tweet announcing his commitment … “My family has been the backbone to this process from the beginning. Thankful to my brothers and Dad for being my first coaches with my Mom cheering us on. I am also grateful to the Pearland High School coaching staff for believing in me. Huge shout outs to Coach Brett Maxie and Head Coach Karl Dorrell for welcoming me into the Colorado Buffalo family.”

“It seems I’m going to play the strong safety position, which I think best fits me because it’s closest to the line,” Dixson told the Daily Camera. “I’m more of a run fit/tight end type guy. I felt that best fits me because as a linebacker, I feel like I’m more of a coverage linebacker in the first place. It really wouldn’t be a big adaptation to move to strong safety.”

Really, there’s not much Dixson doesn’t like about CU.

“I feel like it best fit me as a player,” he said.

Here is a link to his highlights.



11 Replies to “CU Recruiting Class of 2022”

  1. Certainly continuing the trend of tall DB’s over the last 2 classes.
    Everyone is 6’2″ or taller except Christian Gonzalez at 6’1 (according to Rivals)
    I am definitely interested in how KD and staff do with this 2022 Class

    Anyone know what position William Anglen (6’2 190) settled at for CU ?
    … just watched his videos (recruited as athlete) and he was playing QB

  2. Can you find out if CU knew Lamb was coming and so they told that to almost signed linebacker Patu? The kid had a family tie to CU so I feel bad if we discouraged him from coming. Of course want to be fair to him in seeing future competition.

    1. I don’t think we’ll hear from either party that it was a trade off, with Patu being encouraged to move on because Lamb was a potential addition.

      That being said, Patu was a long time commit for CU (since October 1st), and de-committed the day before Signing Day. If you are going to defect that late in the process, it’s likely because you have found a new suitor (see: DL “Ike”, who was a CU commit all the way up until he received an offer from Michigan).
      As of this morning, Patu still hasn’t signed with a school, which lends credence to the idea that the de-commitment wasn’t entirely Patu’s idea …

    1. Derrion Rakestraw – Tulane
      K.D. Nixon – USC
      Jason Harris – Arizona
      Tyler Lytle – UMass
      Jaren Mangham – South Florida
      Still looking … Akil Jones, William Anglen, T.J. Trujillo …

        1. Only if the team wants them. It has to be mutual.
          Which is going to be a problem for some players, as their spots on the 85-man roster (especially with the COVID-year expanse of players) may be difficult.

          1. Thanks. On a separate note, I hope this recruiting class benefits from the limited number of scholarships available nationally and some 4 stars may give CU longer looks. However it breaks down, I expect the average rating of recruits for every team in the nation to be inflated, and I hope CU rides that wave as well as anyone.

          2. I think you’re right. Every school – including the blue bloods – will be limited in the number of scholarships they can hand out to the Class of ’22. The fewer number of scholarships should help with the “trickle down” of quality players to other schools, including CU.
            It will be an interesting ride to December’s Signing Day.

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