"Best Recruiting Class I've Ever Had"

In what Head Head Coach Gary Barnett called his best recruiting class in terms of athletic ability, academics and balance, the University of Colorado had 25 players commitments. Here is the final list of players. Buffs Insider will also post bio's for each recruit in the next few days. To start with, here is more information on the two QB's the Buffs signed from California.

High School (23)

Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School)

BARRETT, Alonzo DE 6- 3 225 Alabaster, Ala. (Thompson)

BERRY, Travis ILB 6- 0 225 New Orleans, La. (O. Perry Walker)

BOYE-DOE, Walter ILB 6- 2 230 Keller, Texas (Keller)

BROOKS, Dominique DB 6- 2 195 Mesquite, Texas (North Mesquite)

CRAWFORD, Isaiah DB 5-10 190 Vista, Calif. (Vista)

CROSBY, Mason PK 6- 2 185 Georgetown, Texas (Georgetown)

DANIELS, Brian OL 6- 5 280 Evergreen, Colo. (Mullen)

EBERHART, Kevin PK 5-10 180 Broomfield, Colo. (Broomfield)

EVANS, Chadd DE 6- 4 250 Tulsa, Okla. (Booker T. Washington)

HARRIS, Lionel DB 6- 1 195 Manvel, Texas (Alvin)

HARRISON, Edwin OL 6- 5 300 Houston, Texas (Westbury)

JACKSON, Bernard QB 6- 2 190 Corona, Calif. (Santiago)

JOLLY, Daniel RB 6- 1 220 San Antonio, Texas (John Marshall)

MARTIN, Kharylake OL 6- 5 345 Dayton, Texas (Dayton)

POLUMBUS, Tyler OL 6- 8 245 Englewood, Colo. (Cherry Creek)

ROBINSON, Stephone WR 5- 9 180 Denver, Colo. (Mullen)

RUSSELL, Chris DB 6- 3 185 Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro)

SANDERS, Joe TE 6- 4 220 Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro)

SIMS, Lorenzo DB 5-11 185 Fresno, Calif. (Edison)

SPRAGUE, Dusty WR 6- 4 180 Holyoke, Colo. (Holyoke)

WASHINGTON, Terry RB 5-11 185 St. Louis, Mo. (Cleveland)

WHEATLEY, Terrence DB 6- 0 175 Richardson, Texas (Plano East)

WHITE, Brian QB 6- 5 220 Mission Viejo, Calif. (Trabuco Hills)

Junior College (2)

Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (High School/Previous School)

GUYDON, John DT 6- 2 300 Jr. Yorba Linda, Calif. (El Dorado/Fullerton CC)

TILMON, McKenzie DT 6- 4 315 Jr. Irving, Texas (MacArthur/NE Oklahoma A&M) Colorado Quarterbacks


QB, 6-2, 190, Fr., HS, Corona, Calif. (Santiago)

HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he earned first-team all-CIF, all-Riverside County and all-Mountain View League honors, while both PrepStar and Prep Football Report named him to their all-West teams and SuperPrep selected him to its all-Far West team.

PFR ranked him as the No. 45 player in California and the No. 12 quarterback; SuperPrep ranked him No. 39 overall in California (the No. 6 QB), while another group rated him the No. 10 quarterback in the nation (and No. 61 in all of California).

As a captain, he was his team's most valuable player and offensive player of the year for a second straight time his senior year; as a junior, he garnered all-league first-team and all-county honorable mention honors. A true dual-threat quarterback, an opposing high school coach said he "has the arm strength, decision-making skills and running ability to make a name for himself at the next level." He rushed 160 times for 1,032 yards and 14 scores, with a long run of 65 yards. He also completed 82-of-162 passes (50.6 percent) for 1,314 yards and 15 touchdowns, with just six interceptions.

As a junior, he rushed 70 times for 660 yards and four touchdowns, with a long of 55. He completed 50 percent of his passes (65-of-130) for 1,042 yards and 11 touchdowns, tossing just four interceptions to compliment his rushing stats. He saw limited action as a wide receiver his sophomore season. Top career games included a playoff win over San Bernardino his senior year, when he completed 4-of-10 passes for 246 yards (a gaudy 61.5 yards per pass) and three touchdowns. He also rushed eight times for 100 yards and two scores, one for 65 yards. In a 35-14 win over Plaoma Valley the same year, he was 6-of-12 passing for 200 yards and two scores, and added 60 yards rushing on five attempts. Santiago was 9-3 his senior season (losing in the CIF quarterfinals), 9-3 his junior year (losing in the quarterfinals once again) and 4-6 his sophomore year under coach Steve Mitchell. He also played baseball and basketball as a freshman.

ACADEMICS—He is interested in psychology as his major at Colorado. He owns a 3.3 grade point average as a prep.

VITALS—Has 4.5 speed in the 40 and bench presses 275 pounds.

RECRUITING—He selected Colorado over Kansas State and Nebraska.

PERSONAL—He was born April 2, 1985 in Los Angeles, Calif. His hobbies include playing basketball, lifting weights and helping coach his little brothers (12, 9) in football. BRIAN WHITE

QB, 6-5, 220, Fr., HS, Mission Viejo, Calif. (Trabuco Hills)

HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he earned PrepStar All-American honors, as was also named to its all-West team. He garnered SuperPrep all-Far-West honors as the 48th overall player and No. 8 quarterback, while Prep Football Report named him to its all-West team as the No. 39 player in California and No. 10 quarterback. Rivals.com tabbed him the No. 21 quarterback in the nation (and the No. 69 player in California) on his way to earning all-CIF (southern section) and all-South Coast League accolades.

He was an honorable mention all-league performer during both his junior and sophomore seasons. As a senior, he completed 160-of-265 passes (60 percent) for 2,006 yards and 16 touchdowns (he had 11 interceptions). He also rushed 60 times for 225 yards and three scores with a long run of 47 yards, and caught one pass for an 8-yard touchdown on a trick play.

As a junior, he completed 118-of-205 passes for 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns, with just five interceptions. He also ran for 120 yards and three touchdowns. In limited action as a sophomore, he completed 56 percent of his passes (70-of-125), throwing for 900 yards and eight scores, adding 100 yards on the ground and one TD.

Top career games all came during his senior year, including a 41-19 win over Laguna Hills when he passed for 280 yards and four touchdowns on 17-of-22 attempts. Just two weeks later in a 35-14 win against Aliso Niguel, he completed 18-of-30 passes for 336 yards and three touchdowns. In his team's final game of the season, a first round playoff loss to Claremont, he completed 13-of-21 passes for 200 yards and three scores. Trabuco Hills was 6-5 his senior year (losing to Claremont in the first round), 5-5 his junior year (losing in the first round) and 2-8 his sophomore season under coach Bill Crow.

He lettered three times in basketball (averaging 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks per game as a senior), once in track (high jump;: a career best of 6-0) and played baseball as a freshman.

ACADEMICS—He is interested in business (marketing) as his major at Colorado. He was named Trabuco Hills' Student of the Month during November 2002, and is also a member of his school's medical science program.

VITALS—Has 4.7 speed in the 40 and bench presses 315 pounds.

RECRUITING—He selected Colorado over Ohio State, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Arizona State and Louisville.

PERSONAL—He was born Sept. 20, 1984 in Cleveland, Ohio. His hobbies include bass fishing, playing video games and surfing. Grandfather (Ralph) played offensive line at Bowling Green and for the Baltimore Colts during the 1960s; and father (Mark) was a linebacker for Bowling Green from 1980-84.

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