Colorado Football: Four-star recruit names Buffs to his top eight

The Colorado Buffaloes are in the sweepstakes for yet another defensive recruit. This time, four-star cornerback Smith Snowden, announced via Twitter, that Colorado cracked his top eight college choices.

The other seven teams listed in his top eight are Oregon State, Northwestern, Yale, Stanford, Washington State, Utah, and Utah State.

According to 24/7 Sports Crystal Ball Predictions, Snowden is projected to go to either Utah or BYU. Snowden has also received over 18+ offers from various schools — Colorado included.

The 5-foot-9, 173 pound defensive whack also competes in track and field, running a sub-11.00 100-meter dash during his sophomore year.

Here’s a little snippet from Snowden on what he thought when he visited the University of Colorado.

“BYU has always been a school I’ve been highly interested in because my dad played there,” Snowden said. “They have a Power Five schedule every year and now them coming into the Big 12 is big. The vibe I got from Colorado when I visited was awesome, when it came to the town and the football in general. I believe coach Karl Dorrell will turn that program around. With Utah, it’s the Pac-12 champs. They send their defensive backs to the league almost every year. And their defensive scheme is unmatchable.

Colorado has been a good program in terms of producing defensive backs, such as sending players like Chidobe Awuzie, Isaiah Oliver, Tedric Thompson, Ahkello Witherspoon, and Kabion Ento to the NFL.

The Buffs have also been named to three-star corner Arian Parish’s top-six schools recently. Joining the Buffs on his list are Arizona, Duke, Houston, Kansas, and UTSA.

It’s refreshing to see numerous recruits interested in the school again. Whether they land them or not remains to be seen, but just by being in the conversation again is vital to this program for years to come.