The Colorado Buffaloes gained their sixth new commit in the past week as Monrovia, CA linebacker George Frazier gave his verbal to Jon Embree and the rest of the Buffs coaching staff on Tuesday.
Frazier, 6-foot-2 225 pounds, is considered a three-star athlete that can play multiple positions but will most likely play only linebacker for Colorado. He is the first linebacker recruit for CU in the 2013 recruiting cycle and it there is likely to be more before signing day next spring. Jon Major and Doug Rippy are set to graduate after this season and there were not any linebacker recruits in the large 28-player 2012 class so LB is a huge need for the Buffs in this 2013 cycle.
Frazier held offers from Washington State, Fresno State and San Jose State and had been receiving plenty of interest from UCLA and California.
Linebacker will be one of the stronger positions for the Buffs this year as Major had a really good last season and imporved on that during the spring. Rippy is still in the process of coming back from a knee injury that he suffered last season but is expected to be back in time for the start of Fall camp. Before he went down, Rippy was the leading tackler for CU and was by far their best defensive player. He has been ahead of schedule in his rehab and has begun running in full-speed drills.
The 2013 recruiting class is shaping up to be a quality group, even though it is not highly regarded. They do have one four star recruit and now have eight three-star recruits with the addition of Frazier.