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'12 TX RB Benjamin Catalon (Signed to TCU)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Duff Man, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Westside HS (Houston, TX)

    Ht: 5-foot-8
    Wt: 185 lbs
    40: 4.45 secs

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.7rr; #7 all purpose RB
    Scout rating: 3*; #30 RB
    ESPN rating: 3*-77 grade; #49 RB
    247s rating: 3*-87 rating; #29 RB

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Baylor, Missouri, TCU, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Virginia
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The third Westside offensive player we have offered. Seems to be quite a difference in reported heights on the three major sites.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah. It's so hard to tell, especially this time of year with prospects. Kids aren't done growing, most measurements haven't been camp verified, and 5'10" is the default number kids use to say "I'm kind of short, but I don't want it to seem like I'm under-sized for D1 football".

    Bieniemy probably said he was 5'10" when he was coming out of high school. :wink2:
     
  4. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    There was an update he did with the Baylor Rivals site last week:

    http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1187980

    Catalon is making the junior day rounds including Baylor, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech. Really hope we can get him up to Boulder in April. One other thing to note is that he is interested in graduating in December.
     
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    Favoring Colorado and Trying to visit for the spring game with 2 of his teammates per AZ twitter
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    This really sounds positive for the Buffs. As UBL said, we're in the lead. Better yet, he's going to graduate early and be available for spring ball next year.

    http://colorado.scout.com/2/1049401.html
     
  7. Darth Snow

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    Sounds like the staff is definitely hoping to bring in ~30 guys next year with this emphasis on guys who can enroll early
     
  8. Buffnik

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    [video=youtube;9c86toVcMtI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c86toVcMtI[/video]
     
  9. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Looks fast enuff damn!
     
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    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Not yet the Old E is still chilling.
     
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    AZ says we got him
     
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    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    :dance2::dance2::dance5::dance5::dance4::dance4:

    Welcome to the Black and Gold!!!

    (Silver and Gold, but, you know...)
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Adam's twitter is confirming now as well.

    Nice pickup and I am happy he comes from Houston to boot. Keep an eye on Catalon's recruitment all the way to January though. A local offer from Texas schools might change things, but very happy we are being aggressive with early commitments. Hope we can erase most of his doubts when he visits for the Spring game.
     
  17. Buffnik

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    Adam is also reporting the commitment.

    :dance2: :dance2: :dance2:

    Welcome to the Buffs, Mr. Catalon!

    :dance4: :dance4: :dance4:
     
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    Welcome!!!!
     
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    Welcome aboard! Excited to see you sprinting past the rest of the Pac 12. Bring your friends along with you...its cool there invited.
     
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    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    I'll get the duct tape!



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    yay edward 40 hands is here.
     
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    **** yes. early enrollee too I hope. Just what we need.
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    He is an EE.
     
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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I like it when you confirm good things.

    Also, going to be interesting to see how good at defense this staff is. We know they rock at offense, but CU fans haven't seen a staff play defense in years. I mean, hell, what little guys we did get early (for hawk), seemed to decommit. Damn you munchie!
     
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    Welcome aboard young man! Hopefully the first of many successful raids into TX on the recruiting trail for the Buffs.
     
  27. BehindEnemyLines

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    Welcome to the Black-n-Gold, young man!
     
  28. MtnBuff

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    By all reports both JE and EB are seen as being very honest and up front with the people they deal with, no hidden agendas, no BS. This is going to make it hard for other schools to pry guys away from them. Add to this that they are both very hard workers and have the credibility from their prior coaching jobs and playing experience and I am not as worried about decommits as I used to be.
     
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    AWESOME...Welcome Aboard!!! Loving the Hard work this staff is putting into recruiting early!!
     
  30. Duff Man

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    You always gotta worry a bit about every commit up until the LOI is faxed in, but getting an OOS commit before a visit to Boulder is a very good sign IMO.
     

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