Just so pumped to have Sefo on board. I was really big on him as soon as I saw the film a few months ago. I think there's arguably more upside potential here of any QB we've got on board, which really says something considering the ceilings of Wood and Dillon. Just fantastic the upgrade at talent we've been able to make at QB over such a quick period of time so early in the Embree area. These are going to be some epic QB battles. And on this one, the staff's recognition to make the big push on Sefo early is just spot on.
There's no doubt that Sefo is going to get some solid offers as the scramble for blue chip QB's really starts to begin in earnest. I'm obviously no expert, but this guy certainly looks 4* part to me, especially considering the questionable OL it appears he's had work with. I don't think we'll see any of the BS with saw with Dillon last year in terms of getting dropped - Liufau is pretty deep in the 4* range right now, it would be a pretty drastic fall to a 3*. It would seem like a Washington offer would present the most danger, but it looks like the Huskies really pushed for Browne and now have shifted focus to going hard after Cooper Bateman out of Utah. Not sure what Leach & Co are doing at Wazzu. Certainly no early momentum building verbals for them yet (just one verbal: JUCO RB out of Iowa). It remains to be seen if Leach is going to have what it takes to do the necessary recruiting to be successful in Pullman. As bad as Lubbock was, it's a lot easier to stumble into solid talent at TT than it is at Wazzu. I'm sure Washington fans have probably rationalized Liufau to CU as "well he isn't one of our top targets anyway", but whatever, It's nice to grab a blue chip QB from their state after the Cyler Miles situation in '12.
Anyway, nothing can give you early recruiting momentum like a blue chip QB verbal. Add in blue chipper Mitch Parsons and you've got to hope we'll be able to ride a little momentum wave. Certainly landing some quality OL next up would make me breathe a whole lot easier, and maybe it's time to find ourselves a high-3* or 4* burner at WR over these next couple months . Just crossing my fingers that we can keep the positive momentum going in the W/L column this season. It doesn't have to be 6-6 and a bowl (although if a program ever deserved some bounces this season, it's us), but at the minimum we have to find a way to 5-7 to show some upward trajectory from 3-10. Naturally the alternative of a 3-9 type season would hinder our ability to close strong in '13 and start strong in '14.
Exciting times. Great feeling to see vast talent infusion on the horizon.
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4* - 79, #16 QB on ESPN
I am excited that more players that come with "talent consensus" from the professional scouting community are coming to Colorado. On the other hand, with the prevalence of highlights and tape on YouTube and alumni from all over the country, we can really serve ourselves better by looking at the kid on film instead of purely relying/worrying about the exact ranking. When I look at Liufau, I see a younger Aaron Rodgers. He's elusive, moves in the pocket fluidly, but will need improvement in his throwing motion. He'll need to work on developing a more cerebral approach, which our coaches can teach in the film room.
Nonetheless, the kid can flat throw the rock with power and accuracy, which is something we need on the depth chart. He's an exciting kid for us to land. If our coaches get "in" on him earlier than others and that benefits us, I'm good with that. Remember, the best QB in the NFL had 0 offers from D-1 schools coming out of HS and went to Butte JC until Tedford found him. I trust our coaches and their scouting. From the tape, this kid looks to have a "sky's the limit" type ceiling.
So in 2013 we will have a 4* in Wood as a redshirt senior, a 4* in Shane Dillon (f*ck the star drop) as a sophomore and a 4* as frosh. Holy crap!!! This coaching staff can recruit. I hope Rip and EB stay for a while.