The 2012 football recruiting class for the Colorado Buffaloes was rated 28th in the nation, but it was near the bottom of the Pac-12. However, the one area where Colorado did well the running back position where they came out with the leagues top class, according to Rivals.com Adam Gorney:
After a 3-10 season in 2011, Colorado needs players that can make things happen all over the field and the Buffaloes did a quality job loading up at running back by signing four players. Three-star Davien Payne and Terrence Crowder are big, punishing backs and Donta Abron could be the sleeper in this class. Clay Norgard is expected to play fullback and he's a tough, hard-nosed player.
Landing the top running back class is impressive, and especially since Colorado is coming off of a three-win season. Colorado beat out the Washington St. Cougars and the Arizona St. Sun Devils who rounded out the top-three spots.
Here is how Colorado fared for the rest of the positions:
--Tied for fourth at quarterback
--Tied for eighth at wide receiver
--Fourth at tight end
--Twelfth at offensive line
--Fourth at defensive tackle
--Seventh at defensive end
--Fourth at defensive back
--Tied for sixth with players designated as athlete