Lang Speaks on Why he Chose the Buffs

In terms of big-time offers, CU's lone wide receiver commitment in the 2006 class, Sherman Lang, claims more than any other player in this class. Before becoming a Buff, he could have went to Auburn, West Virgina, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, or Mississippi. He was committed to being a Mountaineer, but after a weekend trip to Boulder, he committed to the Buffs. The Buffalo Sports News reported this in one of our CHAT sessions before it became public. Lang tells us why he opted for CU.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
40 time: 4.5
From: Melbourne, Florida
High School: Florida Air Academy

"The main reason is because West Virginia wanted me as a cornerback and Colorado likes me as a wide receiver," Sherman Lang explained. "I do not really have any desire to play cornerback. Some other schools liked me as a corner, too. Auburn also offered me as a corner."

Just one day after his visit to Boulder, Lang spoke with his parents and coach and decided CU was the place for him. That day, his family met with CU coaches Hawkins and Kiesau. "We all decided it was the best situation for me. West Virgina was cool with it, too. They didn't contact me much after I told them I was going to Colorado."

Lang has some immediate plans upon arriving to the Centennial State. "I will go in there and probably major in Business. As far as football goes, I will come in and work hard and hopefully start as a freshman."

The future Buff has no reservations about traveling so far from home for his college years. "I am already at a boarding school and have been for over a year. Where I am at is already two hours from where I live. I used to go to Boca Raton High School but I wasn't too focused. Since coming to Florida Air Academy, I have been focused and my grades have really improved."

Lang claims to be fully qualified for CU with a 2.5 core GPA and a score of 850 on the SAT.

He is the only player form his school signing a letter of intent on Wednesday. "We are just going to have a little ceremony at the school, nothing too special."

The playmaker with elusive moves plans on being in Boulder this summer. "The coaches want me to get there as early as a I can so maybe I can get a couple summer school courses out of the way before fall practices start."