Wesley Gordon Forward/Center 6'8" 220 lbs. Sierra High School Colorado Springs, CO 2012-13: Gordon is quite possibly one of the top 3 shot blockers in the nation in high school basketball. He has an uncanny ability to alter shots and should be able to step in and provide solid defense in the post for the Buffs next season. He's an impressive rebounder as well and should combine with Dre, Josh Scott and Xavier Johnson to provide a quartet of rebounding that will pick up every missed shot on the court. Offensively, he's a little raw, but should be able to finish if he gets the ball in the paint. He'll provide decent minutes off of the bench and help combat some of the size that caused the Buffs trouble in 2011-12. Chris Jenkins Guard/Forward 6'6" 190 lbs. Univ of Detroit Jesuit High School Detroit, MI 2012-13: A pure scorer who was first team All-Michigan, Jenkins might be a candidate for a redshirt in his first season at Colorado. Overlooked by the local schools in a big city, Jenkins is more of a slasher than a shooter who could probably use a little more bulk on his frame -- and if that reminds you a bit of Alec Burks, you're not alone. Jenkins will be a hard worker, and if he continues to improve his shot, it wouldn't surprise anyone to see him in the rotation from day 1 for the Buffs. Xavier Johnson Forward 6'7" 205 lbs. Mater Dei High School Santa Ana, CA 2012-13: Johnson is quite possibly the most exciting recruit that CU basketball has had in years. A freak athlete who can play tenacious defense and grab tons of rebounds, Johnson was named Orange County Player of the Year -- over top 100 recruits such as Katin Reinhardt and Gabe York. The biggest question with Johnson is his drive, but if Tad Boyle can harness it, XJ could be a candidate to go pro rather quickly, cutting his time in Boulder short. He is that good. He's expected to be the starting small forward from day one, and should provide double digit scoring from the start. Josh Scott Forward/Center 6'9" 225 lbs. Lewis Palmer High School Colorado Springs, CO 2012-13: The highest ranking recruit in CU's class and the highest ranking recruit in Colorado since Chauncey Billups, Josh Scott is the centerpiece of Tad Boyle's 2012 recruiting class. A big man who can use both his left and right hands to finish, Scott has the ability to step in from day one and contribute to the team while providing a low post presence that hasn't been seen in Boulder for years. This past summer, Scott was matched up against a top 5 recruit in Baylor's Isaac Austin. Scott proceded to score 43 points, grab 12 boards and block 7 shots. He's not afraid of contact and should be able to open up things for some of the guards by drawing double teams against overmatched opponents. Eli Stalzer Guard 6'3" 200 lbs. Mater Dei High School Santa Ana, CA 2012-13: A pass-first PG in the mold of Nate Tomlinson, Eli can best be described as a game manager. It's hard to get an accurate gauge on Stalzer mainly because he was in a starting lineup with four Top 100 recruits at MDHS, but his coach absolutely raved about him. He's a terrific defender and someone who can hit the open 3 when necessary. Right now it appears that both he and Xavier Talton will be competing for a spot in the rotation for next season with the other one likely to redshirt. Xavier Talton Guard 6'2" 185 lbs. Sterling High School Sterling, CO 2012-13: Talton is a recruit that, in my opinion, hasn't gotten the attention he deserves. He was named Colorado's Mr. 4A Basketball two seasons ago -- over both Josh Scott and Wesley Gordon. He has a solid all-around game as he can score, distribute to his teammates and will pull down an above average number of rebounds for a PG as well. He has a solid outside shot, but it'd be nice to see him improve it a little while at CU as well. Honestly, I think Talton is going to end up being a steal for the Buffs, but he might take a little longer to pay off than the other members of the class of 2012. He and Stalzer will be competing for a spot in the rotation, and it wouldn't surprise me if Talton redshirted this season before joining the rotation with a serious impact in 2013-14.