One of the only National Signing Day concerns for Colorado was keeping all of their verbal commitments and looking forward to the decision from CB Chidobe Awuzie.
Awuzie was one of the few recruits around the country that had Colorado in consideration and this morning he made his commitment to the Buffaloes. The other schools that were in the running for Awuzie’s talents were San Jose State, Washington State and a late interest from Wisconsin. After originally committing to Washington State, Awuzie decommitted the next morning after he said a decision was forced on him and he was not comfortable with the rushed choice.
Colorado swooped in the next day with a visit from two of their defensive coaches and talked with Awuzie about coming to Boulder. They soothed his worries about making a rushed decision and allowed him to take his time and that ultimately paid off for new head coach Mike MacIntyre.
Awuzie is rated as a three-star corner by Rivals, and he should fit in well on Colorado’s defense next year and in the future. The defense needs all the help they can get, especially in the secondary. Colorado played a ton of young guys last season with a majority of those guys coming from the defensive backfield. Yuri Wright and Kenneth Crawley both played significant minutes last season as freshman so there’s a possibility that Awuzie could see some time early.
Colorado’s recruiting class may not be highly regarded nationally but MacIntyre is going to bring in some quality players that can help rebuild a bruised and battered program. That’s all he can really do at this point because there’s nowhere else for the Buffaloes to go but up.