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BuffPlayBook.com will be breaking down the current commitments and visiting with someone that knows each recruit probably better than most. This new series, Getting to know your Future Buffs through their coaches eyes will be a yearly feature, allowing the Buff Fan Base a little inside look at the current commitments. We start out this series with Scout.com's 3 star linebacker Rick Gamboa.

Colorado currently has eight commitments for Coach Mike MacIntyre's Class of 2014 recruiting class.

BuffPlayBook.com will be breaking down the current commitments and visiting with someone that knows each recruit probably better than most.

This new series, Getting to know your Future Buffs through their coaches eyes will be a yearly feature, allowing the Buff Fan Base a little inside look at the current commitments.

We start out with Scout.com's three star linebacker Rick Gamboa. We had the chance to visit with his veteran Head Football Coach Ed Croson of Chaminade College Prep School to get his take on the standout linebacker.

"He's a good one," Coach Croson told BPB.com. "He was all state as a 10th grader, he was defensive player in our conference last season as a junior and he probably has over 250 tackles and he still has a year left to play."

According to Coach Croson, Gamboa fell in love with Colorado early on in the recruiting process.

"He went up their for an unofficial visit for their junior day, he really liked it a lot," Croson said. "He loved it there, I think he knew from that point that was where he wanted to go to college at."

Gamboa appears to be a great leader on the field and a coach on the field on the defensive side of the ball.

"He is a great leader," Croson said. "He is a very heads up tough football player. He runs our entire defense, he is a very smart young man and it shows on the football field. He is a great engineer for us on defense."

Croson feels that Colorado will be a great fit for his standout linebacker.

"I think Colorado fans will love him," Croson said. "It's a great fit for him, he is a stud of a football player, he is an extremely hard worker."

According to Coach Croson, Gamboa has a lot of talent and skill sets.

"How he reacts to the football is definitely a strength of his," Croson said. "He is such a tough player, he has great awareness of what's happening on the other side of the ball."

One thing that Coach Croson pointed out was the type of competition he and his players play against week in, week out.

"We play one of the top schedules in the country," Croson said. "This year's schedule will be a top 10 schedule, he plays against great competition."

One thing that Coach Croson feels that Gamboa needs to work on is the speed of the game at the college level.

"He will need to work on his man coverage," Croson said. "He plays great man to man at the high school level, but he will have to adjust to the speed of the game in the Pac 12 and the college level."

Coach Croson is also impressed with the new Colorado coaching staff.

"They have a lot of sharp coaches," Croson said. "Their coaches are great guys and have been doing this for a long time, I'm really impressed on what they accomplished last year at San Jose State and I'm sure that they will do well at Colorado."

Stay tuned to BuffPlayBook.co for an update on each of the Buff's commits, as we visit with their high school Head coaches.


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