2016 Colorado Football Recruiting Class Breakdown

    2016 Colorado Football Recruiting Class: The Colorado recruiting class might not have the big names, but can the offensive-heavy class boost up the attack that hasn’t been consistent enough in the Mike MacIntyre era?

    February 1, 2016


    2016 Colorado Football Recruiting Class: The Colorado recruiting class might not have the big names, but can the offensive-heavy class boost up the attack that hasn’t been consistent enough in the Mike MacIntyre era?


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    Colorado Football Recruiting Class Overview

    Once again, Colorado will have the worst recruiting class in the Pac-12 with a lack of top star prospects and without the true playmakers to make a huge difference. However, it’s a class built for the offense after going bigger on defense last year, and there are plenty of good prospects who fit. It would be nice, though, to get a few killer four-stars.

    The Class Is Heavy On …

    Wide receivers. The Buffs are getting a few good running back prospects, and picking up QB Sam Noyer is potentially big, but the receiving corps is getting the biggest boost starting with Johnny Huntly, a big and fast No. 1 option, while Trey Udoffia, Caron Baham and Derrion Rakestraw are coming in bringing good size in a big – literally – group that should rise up soon.

    The Star of the Class Is …

    WR Johnny Huntley, 6-3, 190 – TCU, Tennessee and Washington were the star programs who wanted him, but the Florida prospect was an early commitment who should be a difference-maker who becomes the main man for the passing game. While he wasn’t wanted by the Florida schools, with his impressive size, speed, and upside, with a little bit of tweaking and work he should be terrific.

    The Team’s Biggest 2016 Depth Chart Hole Is …

    Defensive back. The Buffs don’t lose all that much, having to replace top receiver Nelson Spruce and LT Stephane Nembot, but everyone else returns on offense. The defense welcomes back the entire front seven and all the key backups, and the secondary shouldn’t be all that bad getting two starters back. However, they lose CB Kenneth Crawley – their best defensive back – and FS Jered Bell. Fix that, and this is a team loaded with veterans.

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