Going into the Feb 2 signing date, the Buffs signed 22 players in this class, which ranks in the top half of the Pac-12. (4th - 247 | 3rd -Rivals). Expect the Buffs to add another 10 players (total 32 initial contacts 25 + 7 replacement). The Buffs roster, which now stands at 83, will swell as high as 93 before further attrition by Aug 1 where it needs to be at 85.
The biggest issues last year were QB and Offensive Tackle. The QB room is already in better shape, with three added for a total of 6 in the room this Spring, and another offer is extended to Braden Waterman
. Expect the Buffs to use the remaining scholarships to bolster competition and depth at positions of need (Tackle, Safety, Running Back, Defensive Tackle). High school players in general are less likely to make immediate impact at OL, DT, S, so prefer to see transfers in those positions. On Wed the Buffs expect to sign commit Van Wells
, C Houston and a few more, it’s possible they may pull a rabbit out of the hat and flip someone.
- a 6-6, 300 lb Tackle from Tyler Junior College
, 3*, Orange County (probably slim chances since he visited WSU Jan 28)
- all of a sudden he has become the next Bo Jackson
, with Georgia, Clemson, Oregon, Michigan coming on strong. Buffs were the first D-1 program to offer Paul, so keep (slim) hope alive.
- this 5-9 190 pound back from St. Thomas Aquinas high school in Florida has speed, power, agility and has made a late visit the weekend of Jan 30.
- a productive back from Sam Houston earned second team All-America honors from AP. He has one year of eligibility
- JUCO product from East Mississippi community college.