Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Great Day for the Buffs

Today is national signing day for high school recruits and it has been one f-ing outstanding day to be a Buff.

Not only did we sign everyone on our commitment list, but we also landed RB Rodney Stewart from Columbus, Ohio and Paul Vigo from New Brunswick, NJ. Stewart is small but runs a 4.4, so he will most likely be used as a return specialist. Vigo is listed as an athlete, I think he'll probably end up a safety though.

Oh, and we shored up the punter situation too. We signed one of the top punters out of California, a guy who averaged nearly 48 yards per punt this past season. And he also happens to be the top RB in the nation.

That's right, we got Darrell Scott!!

Just a huge signing for the Buffs! Not only will he be an impact player on the field, but the publicity of him signing, and the fact that the #1 RB recruit in the nation chose CU, will only help with future recruiting.

Scott is 6'1" 210lbs and runs a legit 4.32 forty. Recruiting experts have said that he is the most talented RB to come out of California since Reggie Bush.

With Darrell Scott signing today, along with Major, Katoa, Givens, Mohler, Deehan, Polk, Tuioti-Mariner, and the rest of the boys, CU very well could end up with a Top 15 ranked class. Not bad for a team that was 2-10 two seasons ago and 6-7 last year.

Congrats to Darrell and all of our other commitments for making the wise decision to join the Buff family.

Congrats to the coaching staff for an outstanding job this recruiting cycle.

The future is bright Buff fans!

Here's a little something I doctored up to celebrate Scott's decision.

Here is a look at everyone who signed their letter of intent today:

Name                Position       Stars*     Height      Weight       40          Hometown

Darrell Scott         RB              5            6-0             204          4.4          Ventura, CA
Lynn Katoa            LB              4            6-2             220          4.6          Salt Lake City, UT
Bryce Given           OL             4            6-6             257            5.1          Denver, CO
Jon Major              LB              4           6-4             230           4.5          Parker, CO
Shaun Mohler       LB              4           6-3              225           4.6          Costa Mesa, CA
Max Tuioti-
Mariner                 OL              4           6-4             300             5            Corona, CA
Ryan Deehan        TE               4           6-4             228           4.78        Poway, CA
Ray Polk                RB              4           6-0             195            4.47        Phoenix, AZ
Cunningham          DT              3           6-2             262           4.87        Littleton, CO
Ryan Dannewitz    OL              3           6-6             276            5.2          San Jacinto, CA
Chance Blackmon WR             3           6-3             185            4.54        Tatum, TX
Stephen Hicks       DB              3          5-10            175            4.43        Whitehouse, TX
Will Pericak           LB              3           6-4             247           4.88        Boulder, CO
Doug Rippy            LB              3           6-2             218            -              Trotwood, OH
Tyler Hansen         QB             3           6-1              185           4.69         Temecula, CA
Patrick Mahnke    DB              3          6-2              183           4.62        Highlands Ranch, CO
Ryan Wallace        TE              3           6-4              217           4.8          Bowling Green, KY
Paul Vigo              ATH            2          6-1               172           4.5          New Brunswick, NJ
Vince Ewing          DB              2          6-0              190           4.68        Carlsbad, CA
Rodney Stewart    RB              2          5-7               170           4.4          Columbus, OH

* Stars based off of ratings.

Go Buffs!


Commish CH said...

Outside of Scott, the most impressive recruit could be Mariner. The guy is a hoss, his video garnered a few "ahhhhhhs" at the recruit luncheon.