Buffs Grab First Commit for Class of 2006

A recent trend for Colorado football has been that the first commit of every class comes from an in-state offensive lineman. Keeping with that trend, the Buffs received a verbal commitment from what is expected to be a top five player in the state next season. <b>Chris Guarnero</b> has been an all-conference selection two years running and is one of the main reasons that running back <b>Maurice Greer</b> was the state player of the year this fall.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 265
40 time: 5.0
Bench: 340
Squat: 450
Clean: 240
From: Denver, Colorado
High School: Mullen

Chris Guarnero received a written offer from CU in October and committed soon after. "I wanted to stay in-state," explained Guarnero. "I committed to the coaches after the Kansas State game. I want my family to watch me play and I love the state of Colorado and the town of Boulder. The staff up at CU is great."

The Mullen lineman also had a written offer from Kansas State before becoming a Buff. Oregon, Missouri, and Alabama were other schools showing interest.

Guarnero plays left tackle at Mullen, but has been recruited to CU as a guard. "I spoke with Coach Borbely the other day and he said he would like to see me gain 10-15 pounds by next season and then at least 20 pounds total before I am a freshman there."

He attended the CU camp last summer where he became enamored with the school.

Guarnero talks about what makes him a great player. "I play the game with toughness and I will not stop until I beat the person across from me. I will do anything to win."

He carries a 3.0 core GPA and will be taking his SAT in February. The future Buff would like to major in Sports Management.


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