A Look at the 15 Recruits in Boulder

Colorado is in the midst of its biggest recruiting weekend in years. Of the 15 players officially visiting this weekend, five are committed to other schools. There is one quarterback, one running back, three offensive lineman, four wide receivers, one tight end, two linebackers, two cornerbacks, and one safety. The Buffalo Sports News takes a look at all the players the staff brought in.

Colorado has not had 15 players officially visit Boulder in a long, long time. There are said to be as many as 10 scholarships still available and it looks as if the staff has many options to fill those positions.


- Cody Hawkins is the lone signal caller in town. His decision will be between Colorado and Boise State and that decision could be made as early as next week.

Running Backs -

- Demetrius Sumler is in town and his decision has come down to CU and Boise State. His choice could also come as early as next week.

Ricky Thenarse could play a number of positions at CU.

Wide Receivers

- Ricky Thenarse is one of the biggest names in Boulder. He is being looked at primarily as a wide receiver but may also be a running back if he makes his way to Boulder. The versatile athlete is deciding between CU, Nebraska and Fresno State on ESPN, January 25th. He will be the last visitor in Boulder as he won't arrive until late Friday night.

- Sherman Lang is from Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Florida. He is currently committed to West Virginia.

- Spencer Paysinger is from Beverly Hills, California and his current recruiting status is not know at this time.

- Adrian Burks is from Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also looking at Minnesota.

Tight Ends:

- Showing they are willing to recruit the South, the new staff brought in two players from Kentucky. Ben Guidugli is currently committed to Cincinatti and is said to look very good. He is said to be much bigger than the 6-2, 190 pounds Scout.com lists him at. The staff is said to like him as a tight end but he could play other positions, as well.

Offensive Lineman:

-Aaron Mason from Santa Monica College is currently a soft commitment to Wyoming, but the Colorado staff was able to get him in for the weekend. He is said to have two years to play two.

- Erick Faatagi is from El Camino College and is said to have three years to play two. We are unsure of his current recruiting status.

- Also from Kentucky, comes Quintin Borders from Bryan Station High School in Lexington. Borders was referred to CU by new Bryan Station Head Coach Oliver Lucas, formerly of Montbello High School in Denver. Lucas won't be at his new position until the middle of February. As a senior, Borders was named first team all-city and academic all-state. Athletic Director William Henderson says of Borders, "He is a very sharp guy. Kentucky was showing a lot of interest, but not many schools come in here to recruit. We had a pretty bad season and the new coach (former Denver South head coach Oliver Lucas) will be here in the middle of February. Quintin has one of the greatest mentalities. He is a great team player."

Defensive Lineman: There are no defensive lineman in Boulder this weekend.

Davyon McGhee is back on the CU prospect list.


- An old face is back. Davyon McGhee from Langham Creek High School in Houston is on an official in Boulder. Coach Hawkins visited McGhee last week.

- Oregon State commitment, and Hawaii resident, Michael Sipili is in town. He committed to the Beavers after taking trips to Boise State.


- James Smith made it to Boulder after going back and forth on if he would take the trip. He is committed to Washington State. Smith could be a defensive back or corner, but for now the staff likes him at corner.

- Chapelle Brown is from Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights, California. As a senior, he had 42 catches for 718 yards and nine touchdowns. He also had 10 carries for 118 yards and one touchdown. On defense, he had 25 tackles and seven interceptions. It is believed Colorado likes him at corner but he is another player that could fit in at a number of positions.


- Aaron Burks is the twin brother of Adrian Burks. Aaron also has an offer from Minnesota.

Stay with the BSN over the next couple of days for any and all news out of Boulder. The BSN is currently acquiring more info on the listed players, especially who has offers from the new names.

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