January 9, 2008

Blackmon still sold on the Buffaloes?

Chance Blackmon gave a verbal commitment to Colorado in April. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound then decided just a few months later that he would re-open his recruiting. But during an official visit to Colorado in mid-October, he again committed to the Buffaloes.

Understandably, some wondered whether Blackmon's second pledge to CU would stick.

It has.

"I am still a solid commitment," Blackmon told Rivals.com on Monday evening. "Once I committed there a second time most of the other schools that were recruiting me backed off."

Wide receivers coach Eric Kiesau is responsible for Blackmon's recruitment from the Buffaloes' staff. He hasn't had an in-home visit with CU yet but will before signing day.

"I just love everything about it," Blackmon said when asked what sold him on the Buffs. "I was liking them very early on and then I took my visit and I feel in love with it. I love the coaches out there. Coach [Kiesau] told me they are real young right now and I have a shot at playing early."

Despite missing a few games of his senior season due to a pinched nerve in his back, Blackmon still put up impressive numbers.

Blackmon hauled in 33 passes for 810 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also returned a punt for a touchdown and two kicks for a score. Blackmon was named first-team all-district as both a wide receiver and as a cornerback. He earned second-team all-state recognition as an offensive player.

Blackmon plans to run track in the spring, competing in the 400-meter dash.

All three of CU's commitments from the Lone Star State this cycle are ranked in Rivals.com's Texas Top 100 list. Josh Williams ranks 63rd, Blackmon ranks 82nd and Stephen Hicks ranks 87th.

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