It's definite improvement from where CU had been during the later Hawkins years and the Embree years when in-state recruiting had bottomed out. But things are still a long way from getting where they need to be. There were 30 players from Colorado in 2014 with D1A credentials. Rivals database rated them as follows: ATH Kalen Ballage 4*-5.9rr (Arizona State) RB Christian McCaffrey 4*-5.9rr (Stanford) RB Nathan Starks 4*-5.8rr (UCLA) OL Sam Jones 3*-5.7rr (Arizona State) OL Dalton Risner 3*-5.5rr (Kansas State) DB Marcus Wilson 3*-5.5rr (Colorado State) ATH Jay MacIntyre 3*-5.5rr (CU) DB Evan White 3*-5.5rr (CU) K JK Scott 3*-5.5rr (Alabama) OL Isaac Miller 3*-5.5rr (CU) OL Isaiah Holland 2*-5.4rr (CU) ATH Trey Smith 2*-5.4rr (Colorado State) WR John Freismuth 2*-5.4rr (Colorado State) DE Jacob Martin 2*-5.4rr (Temple) DE Terran Hasselbach 2*-5.4rr (CU) OL Alec Ruth 2*-5.4rr (Kansas State) LB Tre Thomas 2*-5.3rr (Colorado State) DB Shun Johnson 2*-5.3rr (Colorado State) OL Zach Stefo 2*-5.3rr (Colorado State) WR Sam Martin 2*-5.3rr (Miami-OH) DB Jeaden Graham 2*-5.3rr (Yale) OL Jamin Smith 2*-5.3rr (New Mexico State) ATH Nathan Lucas 2*-5.2rr (Colorado State) K Wyatt Bryan 2*-5.2rr (Colorado State) RB Jalen Williams 2*-5.2rr (Colorado State) DE Conner Cain 2*-5.2rr (Wyoming) OL Ryan Cummings 2*-5.2rr (Wyoming) OL Trenton Noller 2*-5.2rr (Navy) TE Metise Moore 2*-5.2rr (Foothill Community College - liked CU a lot) DT Levi Cecil 2*-5.2rr (Air Force) Buffs got shut out of the Top 5, but grabbed 5 players in the 6-15 range. The early Top 15 from Adam Munsterteiger (Rivals - BuffStampede) is as follows: DB Eric Lee 4* (Nebraska) OL Tim Lynott 3* (undeclared) DB Avery Anderson 4* (Nebraska) OL Dillon Middlemiss 3* (CU) DT Frank Umu NR (undeclared) OL Salofi Gaoa NR (undeclared) QB Tommy Lazzaro 3* (undeclared) RB Chukwuma Obinnah NR (undeclared) WR Isaiah Young NR (undeclared) DB James Jones IV 2* (undeclared) ATH Kevin Prosser NR (Wyoming) K Alex Kinney NR (undeclared) RB Milo Hall 2* (undeclared) TE Parker Hammond NR (undeclared) DB Brian Dawkins 2* (undeclared) Looks like more momentum for CU into the Top 5, but also a class that isn't going to be as highly rated as 2014. For 2016, CU has 1 early offer out in-state (DE Carlo Kemp - Fairview HS). 2016 looks like it will be a good in-state year, headlined by Kemp and a couple OLs (Ashton Torres - Cherokee Trail HS & Dalton Lawrence - Rock Canyon HS).