CU Will Sign Three More Players Wednesday

Colorado's recruiting class just got bigger as the staff is now expected to sign 24 players tomorrow. All three of the latest commits have different stories and are not necessarily assured of coming in this fall.

Sources close to the situation are reporting the following...

-Ben Burney was one of the main reasons that Mullen finished as the number one team in the state of Colorado this fall. As a senior, the safety recorded 126 tackles for the Mustangs and his stellar play gained him some recognition. Colorado brought him in for a visit the weekend of January 21st and he is now expected to sign with CU tomorrow over an offer from Virginia. His father, Jacob Burney, is the defensive line coach of the NFL's Denver Broncos. Burney may or may not be a grey-shirt player depending on how scholarship numbers work out over the next few months.

-Colorado's secondary should be getting another HUGE boost in the future as the 2003 Los Angeles City Player of the Year by both the coaches and the writers, James Lewis, will sign with the Buffs tomorrow. James was the league player of the year as well as a first-team all-state selection his senior year at Venice High. He caught 63 balls for 1,352 yards and 16 touchdowns. In all, he scored 22 touchdowns on the year with four punt returns for scores and two rushing touchdowns. He also played a little defensive back and recorded three interceptions.

Lewis visited CU this past weekend and decided to de-commit from Mississippi State (he visited Jan. 14th) to become a Buff. The athlete committed to Utah State out of high school mainly because he had grade issues. He is reported to still have some work to do in that arena and will either come to CU in the fall, grey-shirt, or go the JUCO route. Lewis spent this past year at Franklin HS in Franklin, Texas. Colorado is reported to like him at safety.

-George Hypolite is a player that is also expected to sign with Colorado tomorrow and grey-shirt. The fullback could come in this fall if scholarship numbers work out, but as of now is signing under the impression that he will enroll next spring.


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