2012 Colorado Football Recruiting: National Signing Day Provides For Buffs' Future

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Colorado Football Recruiting: Buffaloes Come Away With Solid Class After National Signing Day 2012

Colorado Buffaloes head football coach Jon Embree had his first true recruiting class for the school during the 2011-12 season since he was hired only late into the 2010 season. And so far the early results are looking good for the team's future.

Over at ESPN's RecruitingNation (Insider), the Buffs receive a B-minus for this class. Yuri Wright is rightly pegged as the top prospect of this class since he is a top-five cornerback among high school recruits. But, as the write up indicates, Wright needs to show maturity after his indiscretions on Twitter. Indiscretions that reportedly had him kicked out of school and lose a scholarship offer to Michigan.

ESPN also highlights the addition of Kenneth Crawley, a cornerback who is part of a trio of players coming from Washington, D.C. Defensive line and running back were also positions that received a boost from this class.

Scout.com gave the Buffaloes the No. 29 class this year. Not bad for a team that won just three games this past fall.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more Colorado Buffaloes recruiting coverage make sure to check out The Ralphie Report. For more from college football recruiting check out SB Nation's college recruiting hub.

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National Signing Day 2012: Seth Jacobs In Play For Colorado Buffaloes Before Wednesday Anouncement

Jon Embree and the Colorado Buffaloes have put a strong finish on the 2012 recruiting class with the verbal commitments of two four-star cornerbacks last week: Kenneth Crawley and Yuri Wright. They are the first two four-star recruits the team has picked up this recruiting class (quarterback Shane Dillon has fallen to a three-star recruit since the time of his commitment). But the Buffaloes aren't done yet with possible four-star linebacker Seth Jacobs set to make an announcement on his college future late Wednesday night.

Jacobs has narrowed down his choices to Colorado, Arkansas, Oklahoma State and UCLA. The latter is in the midst of turning in a top recruiting class with the arrival of Jim Mora as its new head coach (former Colorado coach Rick Neuheisel was dismissed back in December).

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more Colorado Buffaloes recruiting coverage make sure to check out The Ralphie Report. For more from around college football, head over to SB Nation's NCAA football news hub.

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Kenneth Crawley Commits To Colorado Buffaloes

The Colorado Buffaloes landed four-star recruit cornerback Kenneth Crawley, as he announced a verbal commitment to the school over the weekend. The Buffaloes had been lacking a four-start recruit for its haul this year ever since quarterback Shane Dillon had been downgraded to a three-star prospect by the various recruiting services.

Crawley tweeted:

He then tweeted a couple of times about joining the Buffs after that (via the Denver Post). The 6-foot-1, 170-pound cornerback should be able to come in right away as a freshman and try to follow in the career path of Jimmy Smith, a first-round draft pick last April. The Ralphie Report is already excited about Crawley's commitment and can't wait for him to compete:

Crawley is an elite cornerback prospect that should come in and compete for a spot in his first season. His offer list is leaps and bounds ahead of any other prospect that the Buffaloes have on board so far this season. Crawley joins teammates De'Jon Wilson, John Walker and current Buff Sherrard Harrington in Boulder. It's safe to say Colorado has a bit of a pipeline going at the Washington D.C. school [H.D. Woodson].

National Signing Day is on Feb. 1, which means Crawley isn't quite a Buff yet. But we shouldn't expect anything to change his verbal over the next week.

For more Colorado Buffaloes recruiting coverage make sure to check out Ralphie Report.

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Wes Brown Will Decide Between Colorado, Maryland And Three Others During Under Armour All-America Game

On Thursday night, the Under Armour All-American Game could have a gift ready for the Colorado Buffaloes. High school running back Wes Brown is set to announce which college he will attend in the fall. He will decide between five schools: Miami, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Colorado and Maryland. Brown does reside in Maryland, which could be a huge factor in where he commits to for the fall.

As SB Nation's Bud Elliott writes (above link):

He hasn't stood out at this week's Under Armour game, but failing to stand out among the best of the best in the country is not necessarily a knock on him.

Brown has a good balance of speed and power, and the loaded Good Counsel team puts him to good use. Depending on the school he chooses, Brown could be in line for early playing time.

The Buffaloes lose Rodney Stewart to graduation this spring and have Tony Jones and others waiting, but there's never such a thing as having too much depth and talent at a position.

SB Nation DC believes Brown favors Maryland right now, especially because a teammate of his recently committed to Maryland. We'll find out some time after 5:30 p.m. MT after the game starts.

For more Colorado Buffaloes recruiting coverage make sure to check out Ralphie Report.

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