National signing day is here! And if you’re a fan of the Colorado Buffaloes, you’ll want to keep track of who the school brings in so that it can prove that the rise wasn’t just real…. the rise will grow higher.
Here is the final list of players signed by the Buffaloes on Wednesday, a class that ESPN ranked No. 25 overall, which is outstanding.
6-2, 325 lbs (Brenham, TX), ★★★
A three-star recruit, Javier Edwards will be a Juco transfer from tiny Blinn College in Texas. According to 247 sports‘ composite, he is the No. 7 ranked prospect in the state of Texas and the No. 65 prospect in the country. This is a huge get for the Buffs.
6-5, 235 lbs (North Miami Beach, FL.), ★★★
Mike McCartney has had success recruiting in the state of Florida before, and Shamar Hamilton will make the cross-country trip to go to school in Boulder. A three-star recruitm Hamilton is the No. 13 ranked prospect at his position and the No. 126 overall prospect in the nation.
6-4, 270 lbs (Pleasant Hill, CA.), ★★★
Perhaps the most exciting commit so far, Chris Mulumba is the No. 16 ranked defensive end in this signing class and 247 Sports lists him as the No. 164 ranked player in the country.
6-5, 285 lbs (Arvada, CO.), ★★★★
One of the best in-state prospects out there, the Buffs did a great job to land Jake Moretti. Ranked No. 163 in the ESPN 300, he could come in and start early for this team.
5-8, 182 lbs (DeSoto, TX.) , ★★★★
Short and shifty, KD Nixon is a player the Buffs will try to take advantage of the opposition by using his speed. He was ranked as the No. 45 wide receiver in the country.
6-4, 265 (Denton, TX.), ★★★
Another ESPN 300 prospect, Polley could be paired with Moretti to become bookend tackles at some point in their college careers together.
Jon Van Diest
6-1, 234 (Englewood, CO.), ★★★
Van Diest played at Cherry Creek High School and was ranked inside the ESPN top 300. This is one of the best defensive players the Buffs were able to obtain.
6-1, 203 lbs (DeSoto, TX.), ★★★
A high school teammate of K.D. Nixon, Laviska Shenault is about four inches taller but has much more raw ability. He’ll be a player to watch if he can refine his skills.
6-3, 205 lbs (Danville, CA.), ★★★
Nate Landman was a player the school feared it could lose with the departure of defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, but Landman, ranked as the No. 66 outside linebacker in the country, stayed committed to CU.
6-4, 220 lbs (Scottsdale, AZ), ★★★
The one surprise of the day. Colorado actually “flipped” Poplawski and took him out of his home state after he’d initially committed to Arizona State.
6-2, 250 lbs (Bellflower, CA.), ★★★
Callier was rated as the No. 56 defensive end in the nation. He’ll look to fit in on a defensive unit that has only three returning starters.
5-11, 173 lbs (Denton, TX.), ★★★
Listed as an athlete, look for Miller to play defensive back for the Buffs.
6-4.5, 199 lbs (Anaheim, CA.), ★★★
A pro-style passer from the west coast, Lytle was graded as an 80 by ESPN, behind just three players signed by CU. Steven Montez will be the starting QB, but Lytle will be given his chance to be the primary backup.
6-0, 170 lbs (Murieta, CA.), ★★★
Bell was the No. 80 wide receiver prospect in the nation.
5-11.5, 188 lbs (Richmond, TX.), ★★★
Listed as the No. 71 running back prospect in the nation, Fontenot should add a power element to the running game when he is ready to take the field.
6-1, 185 lbs (Goodman, MS.), ★★★
A Juco transfer from Holmes Community College, Wigley was the No. 16 ranked cornerback in the nation and is a player the school is excited about.
6-3, 295 lbs (Allen, TX.), ★★★
A three-star guard that has the ability to be a road grater in the running game.
6-5, 260 lbs (Bradenton, FL.), ★★★
Recruited as a tight end, Sparaco could make a switch to the defensive side of the ball.
6-2, 210 lbs (La Mirada, CA.), ★★★
The No. 87 ranked outside linebacker in the nation is one of eight recruits from the state of California in this class.
6-4, 250 lbs (Greenbrae, CA.), ★★★
Another tight end that the team can move around the field, Olver committed to the school back in June.
5-10, 164 lbs (Cedar Hill, TX.), ★★★
The No. 142 ranked wide receiver in the nation is one of 3 Texas high school receivers coming to Colorado.
6-3, 175 lbs (Milledgeville, GA.), ★★★
A Juco transfer from the Georgia Military College, George has good size and could be a lot better than people think.
6-0, 197 lbs (Granite Bay, CA.), ★★★
3-star recruit from Granite Bay High School, Lewis will be used for added depth in the secondary.
6-5, 260 lbs (Littleton, CO.), ★★★
A big kid that played his high school ball at ThunderRidge High School, Paige is one of just four players in Colorado signed by the Buffs this year.
6-3, 220 lbs (Bushnell, FL.), ★★★
All the way from Bushnell, Florida, Wells will have his work cut out for him to make the team after spring drills.
6-4, 330 lbs (Colorado Springs, CO),
A prospect that ESPN didn’t even give a ranking to, Sami is a massive prospect who put together a terrific high school career at Vista Ridge. He gets a big push off the snap and could be a factor on the Colorado defensive line someday soon.