Buffs Land Two for the Defensive

It was well known that the CU staff was in Southern California on Wednesday night making visits here and there to potential future Buffs. They ended up hitting paydirt as two of those in-home visits resulted in commitments. The BSN gets the full story on the latest additions to the 2006 recruiting class.

After an in-home visit from Coach Hawkins and (Kent) Riddle tonight, Oceanside linebacker/defensive tackle Justin Nonu has committed to the University of Colorado. "I did not commit until after Coach Hawkins and (Kent) Riddle left," Justin Nonu explained. "Once they left, I talked to my Mom and decided that Colorado is where I wanted to be. I am excited to play middle linebacker for them. I am so excited that my heart can't stop pounding. You can let everyone know I am going to play middle linbacker as a Buff at the University of Colorado!"

The new CU staff was able to convince Nonu's mother who had wanted him to stay closer to home. "She wanted me to go to San Diego State but she is very happy with my decision."

Across the way, it is said, that Nonu's very good friend, Marquez Herrod also committed to the CU staff after an in-home visit. Herrod will play defensive end for the Buffs. He had originally committed to Oregon State, but after officially visiting CU last weekend, apparently his mind has changed.

Nonu and Herrod make commitments No.11 and 12 for the new CU staff. Colorado is said to be taking up to 22 recruits this cycle.