Buffs in the Mix for Thigpen

Colorado needs safeties and receivers. Brandon Thigpen from Moreno Valley, California (Rancho Verde) fits both occupations. The CU staff is going to get an up-close-and-personal look at the athlete next weekend when Thigpen and his teammates attend a 7-on-7 tournament at the Boulder campus.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
40 time: 4.6
Bench: 245
Squat: 350
Clean: 225
From: Moreno Valley, California
High School: Rancho Verde

As a junior, Brandon Thigpen recorded 30 solo tackles, 80 total tackles and five interceptions. On offense, he averaged 16 yards a reception while going for almost 700 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Thigpen was named first team all-league on both sides of the ball. "I can play on either side of the ball and colleges are asking me where I would like to play," Thigpen explains. "I would say of the two, I like free safety a little better.

"My strength is that I don't miss my tackles. I always fight with everything I got to get the ball and make the plays. My weakness is that sometimes I get lazy on my form. I'm working out with my dad trying to get more strong and consistent."

Thigpen has two offers right now. Nebraska was the first school to offer and he received one from Colorado State over the weekend. "I also have a verbal offer from Washington. My top school is Nebraska. I also like Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Florida, and USC."

He attended a 7-on-7 passing tournament at Arizona over the weekend and his squad will be in Colorado next weekend for another 7-on-7 event. Rancho Verde will be one of three schools from California at the affair.

Thigpen gives his thoughts on the Buffs. "I haven't been to see them yet, but I look forward to it. They seem pretty interested in me. Coach Cabral came to my school and I spoke with him. He seemed cool."

Before attending the CU event, Thigpen and his teammates will attend a 7-on-7 at UNLV.

The two-way athlete carries a 2.3 core GPA and is awaiting his SAT score. "I am sure I did fine on it. I studied for months."

He is unsure on what he would like to major in.


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