Receiver visiting this week

Colorado football coaches are continuing their search for a wide receiver to add to the 2009 recruiting class as you first learned on last week. This week they are bringing, perhaps, their main target to town. Get inside for this exclusive.

Stanley JeanBaptiste is scheduled to visit CU on Thursday and could stay in Boulder through Saturday's scrimmage, he confirmed today.

Chi-Emeke Worthington, an assistant head coach at North Carolina Tech Prepatory Christian Academy where JeanBaptiste played last season, said he has been working with Colorado coaches to arrange the trip and the plans were finalized this morning.

JeanBaptiste is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound product of the Miami area with Haitian roots. He attended two different high schools as a prep, leaving one for the other in order to focus on his grades. He then spent a semester last fall at North Carolina Tech to work on raising his test scores. With all his academic issues seemingly resolved, he is ready to get started on his college career.

"I'm excited," JeanBaptiste said. "I'm just hoping they've got nice facilities and a nice atmosphere and stuff, and if I get along with the people well."

JeanBaptiste said CU has not offered him a scholarship yet. He's not worried about it at this point. He's more interested in seeing how he might fit in with the program. He said he wants to pursue a communications degree in college and would like to study broadcast journalism.

CU badly needs more depth at the wide receiver position. It's no secret the program didn't get all the players it was targeting at the position in recruiting and the lack of depth became an even more pressing problem this week when 2008 signee Chance Blackmon announced his decision to transfer close to home in Texas.

JeanBaptiste's former coaches at North Carolina Tech said he has all the tools to become a solid receiver in major college football. He made about 30 catches for approximately 500 yards and six touchdowns last fall.

"He's a very fluid athlete," Worthington said about JeanBaptiste last week. "He's deceptively fast. With his frame, sometimes it doesn't look like he's running very fast, but he's pulling away from everybody. He's so long. He definitely is a guy who can be a vertical threat, and he will go up over defenders and get the ball."

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