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O Line commits?

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by buffalofart, May 13, 2011.

  1. buffalofart

    buffalofart Member

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    There have been very few commits so far in a very talented pool of O linemen. When does the shoe fall to get this thing going?
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It won't cause a chain of events in the same way QB commits will. Mostly because of how many OL slots most teams have. With a QB, a team is likely only taking 1 (maybe 2) so there's some pressure for the guy to commit to the place he's favoring among his offers in order to take that slot. With OL, teams are going to always have 3-6 slots. Significantly reduces the pressure on them.

    That said, CU should be in a good position based on the fact that we just put an OL into the 1st round of the draft, we've got an OL coach who has a very impressive resume, we are installing an offensive system that should be fun for an OL while preparing him for the NFL, we locked up a blue chip QB to give credence to the "program on the rise" label, and there's great talent in our own back yard.

    I'd expect to start seeing some OLs start to make the call in June. About a third of BCS OL prospects are going to commit between June and August to get it out of the way prior to their senior seasons. Those that don't commit by then will generally take their visits and most will then commit some time between December and February (NSD).
     
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    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Do you think those commitments are going to coincide with summer camps? Pretty good way to get to know a coach and facilities. Do we have a "camping" thread?
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Camps will be pretty important.

    We don't have a thread yet, but we'll put together something on who is attending the CU team camp, Big Man camp, and Nike Colorado camp. Thanks for bringing it up, because there are a number of prospects who have said they plan to camp here and we haven't really been compiling the list.
     

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