CU Recruiting, 2000-06

With buzz boiling about Wednesday's 2007 Signing Day, here's a thumbnail look at the past seven Colorado classes so readers can compare this year's class with what's happened in recent years.

Below are thumbnails of the CU classes, 2000-06.
Headliners are players that were thought to be the plums of the class on signing day. Class Attrition refers to players who for one reason or another — either they were never admitted to the school, transfered, suffered football-ending injury or illness, or were dismissed from the team — did not play their entire careers at Colorado. Players in () in the NFL list may still have a shot to play in the League.

2000
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Final Ranking: (Pre-Scout/Insiders) SuperPrep, No. 16
Headliners: Marcus Houston, Matt McChesney, Craig Ochs, Quinn Sypniewski, Sean Tufts.
Made NFL: Marques Harris, Wayne Lucier, Sypniewski, Tufts
Class Attrition: Corey Alexander, Rudy Hage, Harris, Houston, Allen Mackey, Ochs, Devvin Richardson, David Wilford

2001
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Final Ranking: (Pre-Scout/Insiders) SuperPrep, No. 48
Headliners: Russell Lovett, Drew Shader
Made NFL: Jeremy Bloom, Chris Brown, (Mark Fenton ?)
Class Attrition: Bloom, Brandon Caeser, Lee Foliaki, Jahi Green, Lovett, Shader, Daric Wilhite

2002
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Final Ranking: Scout, No. 22; Prepstar, No. 26; SuperPrep, No. 11; CNN/SI, No. 14
Headliners: J.J. Billingsley, Donald Burgs, Brian Calhoun, Sammy Joseph, Tyler Littlehales, Blake Mackey, Thaddaeus Washington
Made NFL: Brian Calhoun, D.J. Hackett, Brian Iwuh, Joe Klopfenstein, Lawrence Vickers, (Billingsley, Thad Washington?)
Class Attrition: Burgs, Gerett Burl, Calhoun, Will Down, Mike Groover, Tyrone Henderson, Chris Hollis, Joseph, Littlehales, Del Scales, Michael Sutton, Fred Staugh, Andrew Ward, Clint Werth, Anthony Wright

2003
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Final Ranking: Scout, No. 19; PrepStar, No. 18; SuperPrep, No. 25
Headliners: Travis Berry, Brian Daniels, Bernard Jackson, Daniel Jolly,Stephone Robinson, Chris Russell, Joe Sanders, Lorenzo Sims
NFL: (Mason Crosby, Brian Daniels, Terry Washington)
Class Attrition: Berry, Dominique Brooks, Isaiah Crawford, Chadd Evans, Jolly, Kharylake Martin, Russell, Brian White

2004
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Final Ranking: Scout, No. 49
Headliners: Hugh Charles, Ryan Walters, Patrick Williams
NFL: (Abraham Wright)
Class Attrition: Garrett Collins, Josh Hunt, Reggie Joseph, Greg Newman, Corey Reid, Charlie Sherman, Chris Todd, David Veikune

2005
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Final Ranking: Scout, No. 44
Headliners: Matt DiLallo, Maurice Greer, Devin Head, Maurice Lucas, Gardner McKay, Jarrell Yates
Class Attrition: Paul Backowski, Mack Brown, Greer, Jeremy Hauck, Zach Jones, James Lewis, Chris Todd, Sam Zimmerer

2006
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Final Ranking: Scout, No. 50
Headliners: Cody Hawkins, Marquez Herrod, Sherman Lang, Demetrius Sumler, Michael Sipili, Thomas Perez
Class Attrition: Quinton Borders, Bill Boyer, Steven Fendry, Sherman Lang, Ino Vitale


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