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Colorado Buffaloes Recruiting: Buffs Snag Athlete Kyle Washington

Colorado has been gaining some steam by getting some late adds to the 2011 class and the latest is Kyle Washington, who is listed as an athlete.

Perhaps the easiest call of the final weekend, cornerback Kyle Washington committed to play for Colorado after meeting with coaches on Sunday morning. Washington, a two-star cornerback prospect from Florence, Arizona, had a number of other offers (Hawai’i, New Mexico State, Air Force, Utah State, North Dakota State), but the offer he received from Colorado was his first from a BCS school.

Washington is considered to be a two-star prospect, but he could be a versatile contributor to the Buffs. He had four kick returns for touchdowns this past season, and earned All-Arizona honors as a wide receiver this past season. On defense, he had 29 tackles, four forced fumbles, and three interceptions.

The two-star moniker along with the list other schools that offered Washington may scare some Colorado fans away, but Washington is 6-1, 197 lbs., and runs a 4.46 in the 40-yard dash. He has some decent speed to be a return man -- if he is to be utilized that way -- as well as cover fast receiver, and Washington has said that his versatility will help him get on the field more quickly. Plus, he said is willing to play any position that will get him on the field.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream as we look at the stories revolving around the local FBS teams as well as stories about their conferences through signing day.