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College Football Recruiting: Colorado Secures 13th Verbal Commitment

After a flurry of verbal commitments at the end of June, the Colorado Buffaloes went the entire month of July without signing a single athlete for their 2013 class.

As fall camp is about to commence the Buffs broke their silence and signed Devin Ross from Mission Hills, California.

Ross is a 5-foot-9, 170 pound cornerback/wide receiver combo that will most likely play as a corner for Jon Embree and the Buffs. He shined on the Nike combine circuit posting a solid 4.67 in the 40-yard dash, a 4.25 in the 20-yard shuttle and a 33.7 vertical leap.

Ross was indecisive about whether he wanted to commit early or wait out the process and commit in February. However, he decided that it was in the best interest to sign with CU early after they were recruiting him so hard.

Besides the offer from CU, Ross had scholarship offers from Boston College, Utah, Washington State, Iowa State, Fresno State Minnesota and a few other smaller programs.

This is the 13th verbal commitment for Embree in the 2013 college football recruiting cycle. So far CU has been focusing on the offensive line with five of the thirteen commits on the OL. Ross is the first cornerback commit for the Buffs this cycle after loading up on talented defensive backs in their 2012 recruiting class. Other than the OL the Buffs have been trying to find explosive offensive weapons and have signed Sefo Liufau at QB, Mitch Parsons at TE and Phillip Lindsay at RB. All three are exciting players that could be a factor for CU when they arrive on campus next summer.

As for the rest of the recruiting cycle, Colorado will continue to look for more offensive lineman and they will start to focus on recruiting linebackers.