Speedy linebacker picks the Buffs

The now famous "Buff Signal" got lit up again on Tuesday night.

Carson Wells, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker from Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter, became Colorado's 19th verbal commitment from the Class of 2017.


While Wells received a total of 17 scholarship offers, the Buffaloes' offer was his biggest. Air Force, Army, Columbia, South Florida, Southern Mississippi, Western Kentucky and Yale were some of the other colleges after him.

At the Buffaloes' Under the Lights camp in late June, Wells was one of the most impressive performers, as he out-shined a number of blue-chip prospects. At the end of the camp, he won both of the Fastest Man Competitions he participated in, outracing all of the other linebackers and quarterbacks in attendance.

"[Defensive coordinator and linebackers] coach [Jim] Leavitt was proud of how I showed up today. He thinks I can move real well in space and can cover people," Wells told BuffStampede.com after the Under the Lights camp.

According to Wells, he has been on the Buffaloes' radar for as long as Leavitt has been in Boulder (a year-and-a-half). It was Wells' trip to Colorado earlier this summer that moved the Buffs to the top of his list.

I had never seen mountains like this before. It is beautiful out here,” Wells previously said. “At first I thought it was cool that Colorado offered and now that I have seen the place, it kind of hit me like I really want to come here.”

Wells earned first-team all-state honors playing at the 4A level in Florida last season.

BuffStampede.com will have more on Wells and his commitment to Colorado soon.



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