Let's be honest, the program isn't where it needs to/should be. Since the program hasn't been to a bowl game in the past four seasons, there's the obvious need to improve on a general level. Exacerbating the situation, last year's 3-10 campaign underlined the fact that the Buffs were deficient in many areas, particularly speed on defense, which would keep them from competing in the Pac-12. This recruiting cycle is really the first chance to address that.
All told, CU is expected to sign 28 kids today. As the Letters of Intent continue to roll into Dal Ward, you can keep up with the Signing Day happenings with this helpful link from AllBuffs.
The biggest names on the board for the Buffs this season are, unsurprisingly, projected as defensive players. Corner Yuri Wright, from New Jersey, and Kenneth Crawley, from Tennessee, are the biggest names on the list, both being recognized as "4-star" players by the recruiting services. Coach Embree is also grabbing an eye-popping eight defensive linemen to shore up the depleted group, which boasts only six returners on scholarship.
|Wright is the headlining name of today's signees.|
|Dillon is the biggest name of the 14 offensive signees.|
|Look for Powell to be clearing the way for Buff RB's for the next few years.|
Most will not see the field this fall, as redshirts should await the majority of this class, but these are names to watch over the coming years. Today is a day for celebration, as we welcome the newest members of the CU family.