Recruiting SCOOP! (Free Content)

Colorado recruiting is smoldering hot right now. The coaches are all over the nation visiting players, scheduling trips and grabbing verbal commitments. Inside, a look at some players that will be visiting Boulder, some players that have already visited, and the latest inside info.

-Los Angeles Jordan's Ricky Thenarse confirmed this morning to the BSN that he'll be visiting this weekend. After an in-home visit on Monday night, the CU staff convinced Thenarse to take one last trip to Boulder. The versatile athlete, ranked as the No.45 running back in the nation, will be in Boulder tomorrow night. "It is between Colorado, Nebraska and Fresno State right now," Thenarse explained. "I still plan on making my decision on ESPN on the 25th. I really like Coach Hagan at CU. He breaks things down to me and is real cool. They like me all over the field, but they might start me out at receiver if I go there."

Thenarse is a "predictor" meaning he will be real close on grades. But, his grades have improved dramatically since the beginning of this school year so he is heading in the right direction.

Chris Mitchell has an amazing vertical.

-Colorado sent five staff members to meet with Louisiana wide receiver Chris Mitchell on Monday. Head Coach Dan Hawkins, Offensive Coordinator Mark Helfrich, Wide Receivers Coach Eric Kiesau, Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach Kent Riddle, and Running Backs Coach Darian Hagan all made their way to John Ehret High in Marrero.

Mitchell had visited CU for the Nebraska game and had a great time. But the staff lost contact with him after the coaching change. After visiting Mitchell at the school, the CU staff went to his friend's home for more discussion and that visit is said to have gone real well. The Buffs look to be back in contention for his services, but he still has scheduled visits to LSU this weekend and Miami next weekend.

-After taking a trip to Washington State last weekend, Cougar commit James Smith was planning on cancelling his trip to Colorado for the upcoming weekend. That is not going to happen. Sources close to the situation indicate that Smith will be in Boulder tomorrow.

-Someone who may not be in Boulder tomorrow is Bellflower St. John Bosco linebacker/athlete Jamar Brown. The prospect is said to have pretty sour grades after sending in his transcripts so the CU staff may not trip him after all. The BSN will find out more about this later today.

Four star Watts would be a huge pick-up for the Buffs.

-Walter Watts is expected to visit next weekend after an in-home visit with CU offensive line coach Chris Strausser last night. "It went real good," Watts said of the meeting. "I was impressed with him and he was being real with me. My parents also liked him. We all got a good vibe. I am going to Utah this weekend and then I will most likely visit Colorado next weekend."

-A new visitor for next weekend is Corey Jones from Fremont High School in Los Angeles. The BSN will have more info on Brown in a story later today.

-There will be an offensive lineman in from Kentucky this weekend. The BSN will also have more info on this prospect in a story later today.

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