DL (9 of 10 on the current depth chart returning. Loss- Barrett) DE M. Lucas SR DE M. Herrod Soph DE C Obi (RS-FR/Soph TBD) DE D. Hudgins JR (I'm pretty sure he was granted a RS year this year) DE/DT C. Perri JR DE/DT E. Goree RS FR DE/DT L. Shields RS FR DT G. Hypolite SR DT B. Nicolas SR DT E. Lawson Soph DT J. Brace JR DT T. Kaynor JR A couple of DTs (already have one verbal in Columbine DT Curtis Cunnigham) would be great, seems like I've said that before. I'm not so sure a DE is a must in this recruiting class. One thing that I have to say about Hawkins and staff is how well they have re-stocked the OL and DL in their short time here. Both lines were a complete mess when he got here, the numbers were thin, tons of attrition and the spacing was awful. The cupboard appears to pretty well stocked now. LB (Everyone but Dizon is back) LB J. Smart JR LB RJ Brown SR LB J. Duren JR LB B. Jones SR LB B. Stengel JR LB N. Vaiomounga Soph LB BJ Beatty Soph LB M. Burton JR(Assuming he comes back from academic issues) LB Micheal Sipili Soph LB T. Ahles RS FR LB J. Hartigan While the numbers appear to be here, the talent is not quite up to CU standards if Sipili and Burton are not on the 2008 squad. The addition of at least three LBs is a must, and it appears the Buffs have two of those in recent verbal commit Will Pericak and Josh Berard. Landing the top player in the state of CO would be huge here. Come on down Mr. Major and be a buff!!! DB (8 of 10 return from current depth chart. Losses- Wheatley and Harris) CB G. McKay SR CB J. Smith Soph CB B. Burney SR CB C. Brown JR CB J. Hawkins Soph CB L. Brown RS FR CB/S A. Perkins Soph CB/S J. Brown Soph CB/S A. Wright RS FR S D. Dykes SR S R. Walters SR So far the Buffs have two safety prospects that have verbaled, but another top flight CB would not hurt the 2008 class. There is actually a lot of talent among the secondary. They are just really, really young minus the seniors. I suspect that the Buffs will sign 17-20 kids in this class. Hopefully Gates is still in the mix and can be a spring enrollee and count towards last year. So Buff fans, the future is pretty bright and the talent on the roster is good. Another solid recruiting class, another year in this system and we are going to have a team that's not just talked about after an epic upset victory, but in the same breath as the top B12 schools as well as the top teams in the country each and every week.