Shields Talks About Commitment

Colorado's latest commit speaks out. He touches on his de-commitment from Texas Tech and his visit to Boulder which changed his mind. Shields believes that he will come to Boulder and build something special.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 251
From: Memphis, Tennessee
High School: Ridgeway

Colorado is getting used to southern comfort. Their two defensive line commitments for this recruiting cycle both come from the South. "I saw that Conrad Obi committed to Colorado after being a Georgia commit and I wanted to join him and the CU staff told me that we are their future bookends," Lagrone Shields professed. "I can play there as a true freshman."

What Colorado is getting in Shields is a player that has averaged 10 tackles a game this season and was named all-region and all-metro as a junior. "I am best at pass-rushing. I can also stop the run. I can really do both. We are 9-0 right now and about to go 10-0 tonight against Overland," he explained. "I have 13 sacks this year and my coaches told me I have 93 tackles."

Shields visited Boulder officially for the Baylor game but it was on the hush hush since he was committed to Tech at the time. "I text messaged the Texas Tech coaches today about my commitment to Colorado and they responded that whatever was best for me was the best situation."

The future Buff defensive end was recruited by Defensive Line Coach Romeo Bandison.

Before becoming a Buff, he had official offers from Mississippi, Tech and CU.

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