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Stoppin’ By for a Visit

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    By Stuart

    [h=2]Stoppin’ By for a Visit[/h] December 5th
    Colorado hosting as many as 16 visitors this weekend
    It’s going to be a busy couple of weekends for the Colorado coaching staff, as they*try and win over recruits prior to the Christmas dead period (December 16th to January 15th, when no contact with recruits will be allowed). As many as 16 official and unofficial visitors are expected in Boulder this weekend. Some have already committed to Colorado, some have committed to other schools.
    The weather will not be an ally, as below freezing temperatures and snow are in the forecast for this weekend. The weather shouldn’t be a deciding factor for a recruit, but when you are competing with southern California and Arizona schools for recruits, you can be sure that the potential of cold weather will be used against Colorado by other schools.
    Still, with new facilities to show off – at least on paper – the CU coaching staff will be hard at work. We should know Sunday if any prospects have made a decision to become a Buff.
    Program note … With so many visitors coming to Boulder, it will take some time to get all them*posted. I wanted to get “Stoppin’ By for a Visit” up on the website, though, so bear with me. New names will be added throughout the day …

    [h=2]KALEB HILL – LB[/h] Status … Uncommitted. Not as highly rated as his brother, Kolin (see below), Kaleb doesn’t have as many offers. But, the brothers have stated that they*want to play together, so Kaleb’s offer sheet is probably the most important to track.
    Just the facts … Kaleb Hill is a 6’2″, 208-pound linebacker prospect from Clemens, Texas. He runs a reported 4.6 in the 40. Rivals bio*Scout bio*
    What others have to say about Hill … Hill is considered by Rivals*to be a three-star prospect, but is unrated by Scout.
    Hill has other offers from … most notably, Boise State. Hill has other offers from other schools like Nevada, Texas-San Antonio, and McNeese State, but Boise State was the highest rated. Scout has the Hill brothers as have official visits to Boise lined up for next weekend, but, with Boise State’s head coach Chris Petersen being hired by Washington, plans might change ..

    [h=2]KOLIN HILL – LB[/h] Status … Uncommitted. If Texas offers, Hill might jump at the opportunity.
    Just the facts … Kolin Hill is a 6’2″, 222-pound linebacker prospect from Clemons, Texas. He runs a reported 4.56 in the 40. Rivals bio*Scout bio
    What others have to say about Hill … Hill is considered by Rivals to be a three-star prospect, but is unrated by Scout.
    Hill has other offers from … Many other schools, most notably Notre Dame. Boise State and Nevada have also*offered, as well as a number of Texas schools (UTEP, UTSA, Texas State amongst them). The University of Texas, though, has Hill’s attention. He went to Austin for an unofficial visit for the Texas Tech game, and came away very impressed, but without an offer … at least not yet.

    [h=2]ZACH BROWN – LB[/h] Status … Solid verbal. Has indicated that he won’t be taking any other official visits.
    Just the facts … Committed July 1st … Brown is a linebacker prospect from San Diego, California. Brown is 6’2, 235-pounds. Rivals bio* Scout bio
    What others say about Brown … Brown is considered to be a three-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout. Scout has Brown listed as the No.*39 middle linebacker in the nation. This past season, Brown averaged around ten tackles per game for a team which went 2-8. As a junior, Brown registered*68 tackles, 15 tackles*for loss,*and registered five sacks.*Like another CU recruit, Rick Gamboa, Brown was rated as one of the top five middle linebackers from the state of California this season. Scout had this to say about Brown: “Brown has an old school feel to his game and is a throwback in a low of ways. He’s very aggressive and plays with an edge. At 6-3, 235 pounds, he’s a load and packs a wallop but can still move. He had a very good showing at the recent SoCal NIKE Camp showing he can play fast and cover a ton of ground. As Brown continues to improve his overall athleticism, he projects as a prototype middle ‘backer in a 4-3 scheme and he should be very productive in college”.
    Brown had other offers from … Colorado State, San Diego State, and Army. Other schools showing interest include: Arizona, Cal, Nevada, San Jose State, UCLA and Washington. Brown had originally planned to take other official visits, but has since cancelled them.
    In his own words … “Their coaches really seem to know how to coach,” Brown told BuffPlayBook.com. “I camped with them on June 19th at one of their road camps. I was really impressed”.**Brown intends on studying aerospace engineering, which played right into CU’s hand.*”It was too good of an opportunity to pass up, especially from an academic standpoint,” Brown said. “Colorado has one of the best aerospace engineering programs in the country, that’s what I plan on studying.”

    [h=2]SAM BENNION – DL[/h] Status … Solid verbal to Colorado (though after his Mormon mission, Bennion could commit to another school)
    Just the facts … Committed August 14th … Bennion is a defensive line prospect from Logan, Utah. Bennion is 6’5″, 243-pounds. Rivals bio* Scout bio
    What others say about Bennion … Bennion is considered by both Rivals and Scout to be a two-star prospect.* Bennion was named honorable mention all-state and earned all-region and all-Valley honors after recording 52 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior.
    Bennion had other offers from …**Utah, Weber State, and several Ivy League schools like Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth, so qualifying this commit is likely not going to be an issue. However, Bennion is a name which Buff fans are going to have to put away into their memory banks for a few years.*Bennion is going to take a Mormon mission for two years after graduating high school. If this works out, Bennion could come back to Boulder as a strong, mature defensive lineman.

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