I thought I’d start this thread as a way for folks to post any news (articles, tweets, instagrams, etc.) they find re future soccer Buffs as they officially sign on to join CU for the 2015 season. I'll also be the 1st to (prematurely) say WELCOME whoever signs to joins the Buffs on Tuesday (or whenever during the signing period)! As has been mentioned in other threads, at least based on rankings, this looks to be a VERY good recruiting class if everyone anticipated signs. 3 of the young women have been rated in the Top 84 in the IMG Academy Top 150 national rankings, another is a young woman from Canada who was a mainstay of their National Under 17 team, and all seven recruits are rated as 3 or 4 stars. After going more heavy in defense last year (3 out of 6 freshmen this year are listed as defenders), it looks like this year’s class is more geared to the midfield and attacking areas, with the class consisting of 1 goaltender, 1 back row, 3 midfielders and 2 forwards. (Although, as Coach Sanchez showed by, for example, moving Tori Cooper from forward to defense in her senior year, and her ending up a Pac 12 2nd Team all-league performer, where you start is not always (of course) where you finish and flourish.) Here is a table (also in the Olympic Sport recruiting thread; that table also lists later years’ verbal commitments) listing the anticipated signers (aka verbal commitments) and some info on them: A couple additional notes: Note 1- topdrawersoccer.com has recently made the IMG Academy Top 150 national rankings and regional rankings part of their premium/ paid subscription, which I don’t have. Therefore, I don’t know if the Top 150 and regional rankings are still current or not in the above table. The (5 is max) star ratings are not part of their premium service, so I did verify those are current. Note 2- Hopefully it won’t cause any issues, but one potential extra wrinkle for this signing period is that one of the Buffs’ Asst. Coaches (and recruiting coordinator), Don Trentham, left a couple weeks ago to go to Missouri (http://www.mutigers.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/011615aab.html). (Thanks to buff4bcs1985 for 1st making us aware of this.) I know losing an asst. coach and recruiting coordinator is sometimes a big deal in other sports, but hope it won’t matter much if at all in soccer with all the other coaches and staff still here (including of course Head Coach Sanchez), and the team showing itself the last couple years to be an up and coming program in a premiere soccer conference. (I’m assuming CU is waiting to hire a new assistant coach before making a formal announcement regarding him leaving, but Coach Trentham is no longer listed as a coach on cubuffs.com.) Finally, as always, Go Buffs! Edit- as also noted in post #16, Official cubuffs.com article officially announcing the class (with links to each commitment's personal biography) is now available at http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=209876196 , as well as an ~8 minute video featuring Head Coach Sanchez summarizing the future Buffs at- http://www.cubuffs.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&id=3704731 .