February 1, 2008

Two CU pledges already on campus

Lynn Katoa and Jameson Davis will be able to hand deliver their letter of intent on signing day. Both have been on campus at CU since the spring semester began on January 14th.

Katoa graduated from Cottonwood Senior High School a semester early in December. Despite having just two years of experience playing football, the Salt Lake City prepster was one of the nation's most sought after linebacker recruits from the Class of 2008. Oklahoma, LSU, Texas and Southern Cal were among the programs that Katoa turned down when choosing the Buffaloes.

Katoa recorded 109 tackles and 13 sacks in 2006. He racked up 81 stops and four sacks as a senior.

"Lynn had a great senior season, no doubt about it," Cottonwood head coach Cecil Thomas said. "His numbers weren't as big as they were his junior year because he did draw all the double teams, and sometimes triple teams. Other teams would game plan for Lynn.

"Our other 'backers did a good job of stepping up but Lynn was definitely the leader of our defense. He practiced like a leader every day. He was 100 miles per hour every day in practice, just like he was in the games. He was a real fun kid to have on the team."

Katoa will be able to participate in CU's spring football practices without losing any eligibility.

"Lynn has got very attractive attributes, his hustle and just his nose for the football," Coach Thomas added. "He has got instincts that a lot of players don't have. Our linebackers coach did a great job getting him ready to go to the college level but Colorado's coaches will be able to coach him up and get even more out of him."

Davis joins the Buffaloes after two years away from the gridiron.

Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's 13th best kicker prospect from the Class of 2005 out of Eagle (Idaho) High, Davis signed with Boise State. He greyshirted and then took a two year Mormon mission to Guatemala. Davis has been back in the United States for about four months now.

Davis will battle with Aric Goodman this off-season for the starting place kicking job.

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