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'15 TNFR RB Aaron Baltazar (Signed to COLORADO)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by cmgoods, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    East Lake H.S. (Chula Vista, CA)

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sLuMpEd_AB

    Ht: 5'11"
    Wt: 190
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    Rivals rating: 3*-5.6rr
    Scout rating: 3*; #49 RB
    ESPN rating: 4*-82 rating; #25 RB
    247s rating: 3*-88 rating; #35 RB

    Reported Offers: Boise State, Cincinnati, San Diego State, UCLA, Washington

    *Signed with Boise State and suffered knee injury while playing for BSU in 2013. Left BSU in Spring of 2014.*
     
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  2. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Signed with Boise State out of high school but ended up transferring and signed with Washington State last April. Don't know what happened, but he didn't see any time with them and now appears headed to CU.

    [tweet]559428106943856640[/tweet]

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  3. SD Buff

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    welp, so much for the down low. Kid was a good one at Boise State as a true frosh before tearing his ACL. Was a 4 star going into senior year and later dropped in the rankings.
     
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  4. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    t-minus 5 minutes until somebody posts on rivals asking Adam about him
     
  5. SD Buff

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    Been on the way down low. Similar to Lee Walker from last year. Can't control twitter, but if possible

    From phone
     
  6. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Here are some Boise State highlights with him and Jay Ajayi (Baltazar is #29).

    [video=youtube;zToThhTrwrM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zToThhTrwrM[/video]


    And this is from high school

    [video=youtube;fEMaTFtpFRs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEMaTFtpFRs[/video]
     
  7. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Does he need to sit out a year, seeing as he didn't play at WSU?
     
  8. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    Interesting. He is also wearing a current offensive players number. Speculation begins
     
  9. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Whether you play or not has nothing to do with it. Even if he was just a student and never went to a football practice, he'd have to sit a year, unless he has another circumstance.
     
  10. Jeric

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    From what I can tell, he was at WSU for the Spring semester then left. No idea where he's been the last year.
     
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    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsport...boise-st-rb-aaron-baltazar-now-leaving-wazzu/

    appears he was sitting out in Pullman but did not finish the year. Not sure how this affects his eligibility at his subsequent school. Either way, he has his redshirt available and that would not be the worst option considering we have 3 backs that received significant playing time coming back, and Baltazar is still only one year removed from an acl.
     
  12. Jeric

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    Why would his redshirt be available? He would have used it for sitting out this season either way.
     
  13. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    If he wasn't on a team last year he would have 4 to play 3, right?
     
  14. InTheBuff

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    three years of eligibility..
     
  15. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    There is a 5-year eligibility clock. His started in 2013 so he has 3 left.

    He didn't play in 2014 and may have worked things so that he's not transferring from a D1 and would be able to play this coming season.

    Good news if this is the case.
     
  16. BuffLuKe

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    Well that's out of nowhere, would he count against this class?
     
  17. RalphieSpeaks

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    Most recent article on him I could find. Says he has three left beginning in 2015. Not sure if this is implying he can play this year or not.

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsport...boise-st-rb-aaron-baltazar-now-leaving-wazzu/
     
  18. WasianCU

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    Great news.
     
  19. sackman

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    So, basically nobody has any idea if he can play in 2015 or not.
     
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    Like the size, fits a hole on the roster. Like his burst and his ability to absorb contact.
     
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    WITH RUNNING BACKS Marcus Mason and Theron West graduating after this season, the Cougars are clearly looking ahead to bolster their RB stores. A prep source confirmed Aaron Baltazar is WSU-bound, though he'll have to sit out 2014 due to NCAA transfer rules. With the addition of Baltazar, two of Scout.com's 2013 top 10 West running backs will now be on the WSU roster.
    Full StoryApril 9, 2014
     
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    So he should be OK to go if he sat out 2014?? the way I read it.

    I like the move. #18 back in the country out of high school, fills a need.
     
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    From CFT:

    "In the short-term it’s no loss for Mike Leach and the Cougars as Baltazar would’ve been forced to sit out the 2014 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. Wherever he lands next, he’ll have three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015."

    From CFT: To me, that last part makes it sound like he'll be eligible in '15, but know knows.

     
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    That is how I read it too. He either sat out our wasn't a part of a program in '14. Should be ready to go immediately. That is awesome.
     
  25. buffaholic

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    So pretty clearly he never attended WSU, so he sat out in 2014 and that would count as a redshirt year. As long as he did not attend a 4-year school this last fall, he's good to go in 2015 with 3 to play 3. I'd assume he attended a juco to get credit hours as you have to be staying on track to graduate in order to be eligible as well.
     
  26. Uncle Ken

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    That's hot!
     
  27. patebuff

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    This could be huge
     
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    If Baltazar can go in '15 (all signs point to yes), the short term and long term both look pretty good at the RB position. Having 4 experienced RBs (Lindsay, Powell, Adkins and Baltazar) provides some of the best depth CU's had at the position in years and then adding Donald Gordon to the mix should make it even better. Definitely makes RB one of the stronger positions on the team.
     
  29. BuffsNYC

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    I think it's safe to say that he wouldn't come to CU to sit out a second season in a row. Now, on to worrying about his academic progress situation . . .
     
  30. Uncle Ken

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    Solid post.
     

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