Veal Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Toby Veal has signed and sent his letter of intent to play at Colorado. Inside, his high school coach, Keith Arrington, talks about the kind of hard-working player the Buffs are getting.

Toby Veal, the 6-7 player from Johnson High in Savannah, Ga., signed and faxed his LOI to CU earlier today, Arrington confirmed with BSN. Veal chose offers from Auburn, Colorado State, Florida State and UNLV. He took official visits to Auburn, CSU and Colorado.

"He's off the charts athletically," Arrington said of Veal. "He can run and jump as well as anybody in the country. He really plays hard all the time. He doesn't take plays off. He's going to run the floor, go after every rebound. He's just going to compete every possession."

Johnson High begins competition the day after Thanksgiving. They are expected to be one of the better teams in Georgia this year.

Veal is the star player on the Johnson team, and received lots of attention throughout the recruiting process. Arrington said it never went to Veal's head.

"He is the nicest kid I've ever coached, especially when you take into account he's been highly recruited," Arrington said. "He just doesn't have any of that baggage that some of those kids have. He's really refreshing.

"You yell at him, it's, ‘Yes, sir.' You pat him on the back, it's ‘Yes, sir.' He doesn't change. He's going to give you all he's got."

Veal is one of five players who are part of CU coach Jeff Bzdelik's first recruiting class.

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