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Repeat of strategy that yielded the 2008 recruiting class?

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    After the 2007 season, we were heading to a bowl game. Coming off a 2-10 season the year before, recruiting got off to a somewhat slow start. But we used visits during bowl practices to reel in our class. That class ended up being ranked #15 by Rivals and #27 by Scout.

    The following players committed at least a week after the final regular season game:

    Ryan Deehan
    Lynn Katoa
    Max Tuioti-Mariner
    Doug Rippy
    Bryce Givens
    Ryan Wallace
    Paul Vigo
    Rodney Stewart
    Darrell Scott

    I expect CU to finish strong in recruiting again this year.

    (P.S. That list is both encouraging and depressing, isn't it? What I wouldn't give for a healthy Max, an eligible Katoa, and an in-shape Scott.)
     
  2. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    How many quality players are left?
     
  3. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Didn't Wallace leave too? Maybe it is a little shaky to get commits so late.
     
  4. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    The difference is that at that point Hawk could convincingly sell the "we're turning things around" bit. I think at this point, unless there is a 2001 like performance from this team, it's going to be awfully hard to do that.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Wallace transferred to Kentucky (homesick was the reason given).

    Scott, Katoa, Blackmon and Hicks are the other guys we have lost from that class. Jameson Davis could also be included, I guess, since injuries forced him to hang it up.

    As far as who is left:

    Jon Major
    Max Tuioti-Mariner
    Ryan Deehan
    Bryce Givens
    Ray Polk
    Doug Rippy
    Curtis Cunningham
    Patrick Mahnke
    Vince Ewing
    Will Pericak
    Paul Vigo
    Ryan Dannewitz
    Tyler Hansen
    Rodney Stewart
    Shaun Mohler (JUCO)

    Still a damn fine class if you ask me.
     
  6. CUFan

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    Yeah that is still a lot of good players.
     
  7. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Well-Known Member

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    Where the hell is Rippy anyway?
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    He was on the field for some key downs at the end of the Georgia game. Reports are that confidence in him is really coming up and we'll be seeing more of him. Remember, he made a position switch to the inside this year so he had some catching up to do.
     
  9. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Well-Known Member

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    Good we need him, forgot about him moving inside. Nice to see Webb make a nice play the other night too.
     
  10. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Announcers said Webb was a true frosh (couple of times). Thot he was a r/s.
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Webb is a RS-Freshman. Trust yourself over announcers. They spend 3 days preparing for a team. We live it.
     
  12. BehindEnemyLines

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    Thanx for the reaffirm, Nik. You did notice that I was too lazy to go look at the roster before my last post, right? :)
     
  13. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Yep.

    Looks very good on paper. But we're still waiting on several of those guys to take the next step. I figured Deehan would be a star by now.
     

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