New head football coach Mike MacIntyre has been hard at work on the recruiting trail since he took over in Boulder and it’s beginning to pay dividends.
Two more recruits committed to Colorado within the past few days and it brings the total number of recruits in the 2013 class to 16. On Monday, 6-foot, 180 pound recruit Kenneth Olugbode switched his commitment from San Jose State, MacIntyre’s previous position, to the Buffaloes. His switch to Colorado is the second in the past few days as defensive end Tim Coleman, from Mullen High School in Denver, switched his verbal from rival Colorado State.
Olugbode is from Bellarmine Prep in San Jose and he has the ability to play a multitude of different positions. During his prep days Olugbode played outside linebacker, tight end, running back and quarterback, but Colorado recruited him to play linebacker or safety. More than likely he will translate into a linebacker since that was one of the target positions for this year’s recruiting class. As for Coleman, a 6-foot-3 245 pound defensive standout, will assume his same H.S. position at the next level.
The majority of the recruits in this 2013 class were brought in by former coach Jon Embree and almost all of them have affirmed their commitment after meeting with MacIntyre. After accepting the position at Colorado, MacIntyre honored the scholarship offers already extended by Embree, while bringing a few of the SJSU commitments with him to Boulder. There are approximately two more scholarship spots available in the 2013 class that will likely be filled by national signing day on Feb. 6.
Colorado’s 2013 class as a whole is void of any four or five star recruits and that’s not much of a surprise seeing their recent lack of success on the playing field. Overall, CU’s class is rated as the No. 76 best group in the country and the worst class in the Pac 12 conference. The next closest class in the conference is Stanford at No. 55 while USC leads the way with the No. 7 best class in the country according to Rivals.
MacIntyre will bring a whole new scheme to Colorado and that’s something that he can pitch to the recruits on the road. Come to Boulder to be apart of the new era, help build something special in Boulder and return Colorado to its former glory.