Several Prospects In Boulder This Weekend

Coaching changes at a number of schools in recent weeks has opened up the recruitment of several prospects. A handful of players are in Boulder this weekend on official recruiting visits. They include five players who previously verballed to programs that have undergone coaching changes.

The Buffs went through a two-hour practice in their new practice facility on campus. They are preparing for their bowl game with Alabama.

Here's are the 2008 prospects BSN identified at Saturday morning's practice:

Bryce Givens, OT, Denver (Mullen), Colo.
Givens verballed to Nebraska back in April. He began considering other options after NU offensive line coach Dennis Wagner was not retained at Nebraska. Givens visited Texas last weekend, the school where his Mullen teammate Nolan Brewster is committed. He's met with members of the new Nebraska staff. Givens told Scout last week he'll decide between the Cornhuskers, Texas and Colorado.

Tyler Hansen, QB, Temecula (Chaparral), Calif.
Hansen is likely the lone scholarship quarterback Colorado will take in the 2008 class. He verballed to the Buffs in June. He threw for roughly 4,000 yards over the past two seasons, and quarterbacked Chaparral to a 9-4 record this past fall.

Kapron Lewis-Moore, DE, Weatherford, Texas
Lewis-Moore took time out of a busy basketball schedule to trip to Boulder this weekend. The 4-star prospect is's No. 28-ranked defensive end prospect. Lewis-Moore told recently he's still committed to Texas A&M — he verballed to the Aggies and former head coach Dennis Franchione in August — but he's gotten lots of attention from other schools in the wake of Franchione's dismissal. And that's caused him to look around. Among the other suitors are Georgia Tech, Louisville and Notre Dame.

Doug Rippy, LB, Trotwood (Madison), Ohio
Rippy is another Nebraska verbal who's opened his recruitment after Bill Callahan and much of his staff was let go following Colorado's 65-51 victory over the Cornhuskers. Though Rippy reportedly confirmed his commitment to Nebraska with members of the new staff in Lincoln earlier this week, he's in Boulder today. For now, he plans to take an official to Nebraska Jan. 11. He visited Cincinnati Dec. 7.

Josh Williams, DE, Denton (Ryan), Texas
Williams originally verballed to Nebraska, and tripped there in September. He began exploring other options when it became apparent Callahan's days were numbered at NU. He also tripped to Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri, before touching down in Colorado this weekend. Williams has met with new Nebraska coach Bo Pelini.

E.J. Woods, DB, Encino (Crespi Carmelite), Calif.
Woods verballed to UCLA during the summer, but has been entertaining attention after Karl Dorrell was fired. He's's No. 10-ranked safety prospect in the country. Woods also visited Washington in October.

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