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'09 CO TE DaVaughn Thornton (Signed to Colorado)

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  1. Sexton Hardcastle

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    East HS (Denver, CO)

    Ht: 6-foot-5
    Wt: 217 lbs
     
  2. Duff Man

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    Re: '09 CO TE DaVaughn Thornton

    I hope we can we get him and Tracy Moore. Hope there is room.
     
  3. sliderNcider

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    Ya a hope we can get him...always nice to get an in-state kid in a Buff uniform
     
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    Re: '09 CO TE DaVaughn Thornton

    He looks like a fantastic athlete who will have a nice upside with a high ceiling. Great height and obviously has good hands too. Love that he's a star Hoopster and a 3.5 GPA. Even though I've been saying we need like 5 WR's, we really need 2 tight ends this class. I'd really like to see the Buffs get this kid as well.

    BTW, what's the story with McGhee's kid who committed to Minn. He only took one visit? What's up with that?
     
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    IMO he was looking to go out of state the whole time. I think he would've been a fusker, but the offer never came.
     
  6. AlferdJasper

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    He's going to be a great buff.

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  7. BuffsNYC

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    With Geer, Devenny, Deehan, and Wallace all available next season (knock on wood) it would be great to get an athlete who could redshirt, bulk up, and learn the position.

    In fact, I hope we're near the point where this entire class can do that. I don't mind playing a true freshman who brings another dimension to the team (like Steward did), but I'm praying that no true freshmen need to start next season--I might destroy my TV if I see another 1st year frosh starting on the O-line.
     
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    He has good height and weight, but we need Tracy Moore before we need this kid. He is not getting much love nationally and there has to be a reason for that.
     
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    I hope we take both. We graduate two TEs next year, so I wouldn't mind taking two in this class.
     
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    Re: '09 CO TE DaVaughn Thornton

    The reason he's not getting much love is he's been a basketball player and only started playing football his Jr. year. He's a great HS B-ball player (PF I believe) and has the athletic talent to be a great TE or maybe even a DE (although I'm not sure he could put enough weight on)
     
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    Re: '09 CO TE DaVaughn Thornton

    DaVaughn sounds like another Kory Sperry
     
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    Good comparison

    also like Pierre Allen who was a CO prep hoopster, who is playing DE for the fuskers
     
  13. 96 Buff

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    If we get him, and this turns out to be true, it would be ****ing fantastic.
     
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    Thornton?

    Read some of the interviews with his teammates where they said things in November like, "my coach just mailed my tapes out"... I just think DPS city schools don't know how to push their player recruitment like the 'burbs do.

    These kids are under the radar because they haven't told anyone they exist until last month, IMO. Which could mean CU will pick up a few low-star steals because nobody's heard of them.
     
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    Correct again. Two state basketball championships, his soph and junior year.
     
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    I went back and found the quote:
    Dec. 20 (!) 2008
    Quentin Hildreth, Denver East.
    They sent tape out at the end of December? Now it makes sense why Thornton was and is virtually unknown. As well as Hildreth (who is one heck of an RB, but getting no notice either.)
     
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    Cool. We'll take them both. Keep it up HS coaches.
     
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    Help me out, but isn't Louis Wright the coach at East? He should know better. Am I wrong on this? Is it another ex-bronco? Something is telling me that East has an ex-bronco as it's head coach. If so, there's absolutely no excuse for the coach to just be sending out tapes in December. None whatsoever.
     
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    No, their coach is some guy named Ron Woolfork....you might remember him from such stints as the University of Colorado :thumbsup:....why he's an idiot and slow with the tapes can't be blamed on his education
     
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    East's head coach is Ronnie Woolfork, who played on CU's NC team in the early 90s. Good coach for the boys, but just learning the recruiting game, since when he was recruited from inner-city Detroit to come to Boulder, the internet didn't exist, DVDs and CDs didn't exist, Scout and Rivals didn't exist... you get the idea. He probably doesn't know where to start when the occasional D1 calibre player ends up on his team -- not recruiting saavy yet. (East had precisely one player get a D1 scholly last year, and he went to CSU.)

    He's been there maybe 3 years? Thornton and Grossnickle are the first two East players he's coached who got CU offers, word is he's tickled pink. Or gold, I should say.
     
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    We used to get so many players from Detroit back in the day with Mac, is there still talent out there or did we lose all connection?
     
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    We really do need a Dynomite TE. It really helps fortify the outside. . (here's where i dream of daniel graham.) and could really be a Key in getting us out of spread formations.
     
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    "He holds offers from CU, CSU, Wyoming and SDSU. "I don't want to play in the Mountain West," Thornton admitted. "[There is] nothing wrong with the Mountain West, but I feel like I can play on the big stage - Pac-10 or Big 12."

    DaVaughn Thornton

    :smile2:
     
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    that's funny
     
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    That quote got a bunch of lammies up in arms. They said they were "Big time". I couldn't help but :lol:
     
  26. buff4bcs1985

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    ha
    pwnage!!!
     
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    :laugh:....you would think that Utah's bitchslap would have shown them the light....it's like that Bill Engvall comedy sketch....here's your sign, dumbasses :lol:
     
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    He dropped 25 on Thunderidge last night (good basketball team). His coach (Rudy Carey) said that he thinks he might be the best re bounder in the state in the last 15 years. This kid really is a great athlete. (Maybe he can help Buzz on the basketball team as well).
     
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    i say it sucks to be a Cs-ew laaaaaaaaaaaamb
     
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    :lol:Man, those goatcheesedicks need to be brought back down to reality from time to time. I cant wait until the Rocky Mountain Beatdown in Boulder this coming season. :boxing:

    :goldcup:
     

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