The Colorado Buffaloes received their second verbal commitment from a Westlake (CA) High School defender on Monday night when DE John Stuart decided to give his pledge to CU. Stuart is the teammate of current Buffalo verbal Justin Solis, who has been a member of the Buffs' recruiting class since July 13th of this year. Stuart gives coordinator Greg Brown his fifth commit on the defensive side of the ball and his second defensive end in a week after De'Jon Wilson from Washington, D.C.
The Buffaloes are looking to add a number of players this recruiting cycle to help fill out the thinning ranks along the defensive line and Stuart gives the Buffs another high-motor quality guy to come in next summer and compete for playing time in 2012. Stuart was also being recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State and a Fresno State team the Colorado will play in 2012 and '13 so this is a big win for the team.
With Rich Rodriguez and Mike Leach being added to Chip Kelly and Lane Kiffin in the Pac-12 conference the Buffaloes will need to continue to invest in a defensive players that can slow down these high-powered offenses. Filling the team with guys like Stuart is a great start.