CU expects to sign three

Colorado coach Tad Boyle says he expects to sign three prospects in the early signing period that began Wednesday and maybe a fourth in the spring if an opening arises on the roster. We caught up with one of those recruits. Get inside for more.

Spencer Dinwiddie gave his verbal commitment to the Buffs on Saturday. The 6-foot-4 point guard out of Taft H.S. in Los Angeles, Calif. visited Boulder on October 15th and is expected to be one of the early signees the program announces in the coming days.

Boulder was his final recruiting visit, canceling a visit to UNLV to the following week. Dinwiddie also made visits to Harvard and Oregon prior to visiting Boulder. Dinwiddie is considered the No. 29 prospect at his position in this class and some believe he is the best out of point guard in the California. Taft H.S. also produced New Jersey Nets point guard Jordan Farmar.

Dinwiddie is the second commitment to the 2011 recruiting class for Tad Boyle. Askia Booker, also from Los Angeles, committed to CU earlier. Both can play point guard and Dinwiddie.

Dinwiddie took many aspects of the Buffs basketball program into consideration before finally choosing Boulder as his home for the next four years.

"The up-tempo style of play that Tad Boyle is bringing CU this year fits my game very well and is the style of play that I want to play at the college level," Dinwiddie said.

Another big facet of Dinwiddie's commitment to CU was the fact that the Buffs will be joining the Pac-12 next year.

"The Pac-10 is where I want to play, especially with them about to become a super-conference," he said.

Dinwiddie is ready to come to Boulder and compete to be the starting point guard next year, "I don't want the time given to me, I am ready to work hard and earn my playing time," he said.

He will have to earn it with redshirt freshman Shannon Sharpe looking like the starting point guard for the Buffs this year and into the future.

This is a promising start to Tad Boyle's first recruiting class at Colorado considering he had half a year to work on it.

CU is expected to announce the additions as soon as Friday, the same day the Buffs open the season at home against Idaho State. It could also announce a third signee in Damiene Cain, a two-star forward from North Hollywood, Calif.

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