Landman becomes Buffaloes' 18th pledge

Add another one to the list. Nate Landman is the latest Class of 2017 prospect to join #TheRise. The three-star linebacker recruit called Colorado's coaches on Saturday evening to give them the good news.

After talking with my family, we just realized that Colorado was the best fit for me,” Landman said. “It is a great relief, I am excited. I have a couple friends on my team that are already committed and they said it is a great feeling. I can definitely agree with that. It is great to end this process and be on board with Colorado.”

Landman had received a scholarship offer from a dozen other FBS programs. In the end, it came down to a handful of Pac-12 programs.

As soon as Colorado offered, I automatically felt a connection with them,” he said. “It was between them, Arizona, Oregon State and Washington State. I just felt the best connection with Colorado. I have built a great relationship with [Buffaloes offensive line] coach Klayton Adams and [defensive coordinator and linebackers] coach [Jim] Leavitt.”

Was there anything else that sold him on the Buffs?

Everything,” Landman responded. “The facilities are fantastic and I just enjoy their program and what they are building up there. I can't wait to get out there, and learn under the coaches, and experience life out in Boulder.”

Colorado's coaches told Landman they expect him to play Jack linebacker, the position that senior Kenneth Olugbode current mans on the Buffaloes' defense.

It is kind of a cross between an outside and an inside linebacker,” he said.

Landman is currently a lanky linebacker at 6-foot-3, 210-pounds, but college coaches have told him they feel he has the frame to “easily put more weight on.”

Landman considers his length, aggressiveness and ability to get after the quarterback to be his best attributes between the lines.

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