Buffs Add One to 2006 Recruiting Class

Colorado Head Coach Dan Hawkins said the CU staff might add a player or two after the first day recruits could sign national letters of intent, last Wednesday, and they did just that. The Buffs signed a player at a position that was a depth concern.

Sources close to the situation are reporting that Colorado has signed American Samoa big athlete, Ino Vitale Jr. The standout 6-foot-5, 240-pounder from Nuuuli Technical HS in Pago Pago is currently on his official visit to Boulder.

The word is that Colorado sent Vitale Jr.'s letter of intent papers to his home before his trip to Boulder so he showed up in Boulder with the documents in hand. After arriving late Monday night, he has been impressed enough with Boulder to have signed with the Buffs. He will be home on Thursday when the Buffalo Sports News will attempt to speak with him for his thoughts on the trip and becoming a Buff.

He was recruited to CU by Linebackers Coach Brian Cabral. "The colleges recruiting me tell me I can play tight end for them and that I might be able to grow into a (offensive) tackle," Vitale previously told the BSN. "I could also be an end on defense."

Vitale Jr. is expected to play tight end in Boulder. "I have good hands and I am fast and strong."

He chose the Buffs over scholarship offers from New Mexico (official visit, 01/28) and UNLV.

He has yet to take either test and will still need to do so before becoming fully qualified.

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