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Colorado Football Coach Mike MacIntyre talks about the Class of 2017

BOULDER-- After a busy National Signing Day Coach Mike MacIntyre sat down with the media and broke down every commit in this year's class. MacIntyre talked about everything from the way they play to funny stories at home and about their families. MacIntyre talked so highly of these men and had many great things to say about each and every one of them.

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----> MacIntyre On Jackson

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound prospect out of Cedar Hill, Texas has landed in Boulder to embark on his new career as a Buff. Was previously a 4-Star prospect, but two ACL injuries have not provided a chance to see what Jackson can do in two seasons.

Full Breakdown On Jackson | Q and A With Jackson | Highlights | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Lewis

Isaiah Lewis will start school in Boulder this coming week and we'll be intrigued to see how quickly he can make the transition from high school to college. Lewis missed a majority of the season hampered by injuries. His online highlights feature him playing a variety of positions including Running Back, defensive back, receiver, safety, and special teams.

Full Breakdown On Lewis | Q and A with Lewis | Highlights | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Lytle

One of the truly prized Colorado Football Commits from the Class of 2017 is Tyler Lytle. A long-armed quarterback that stands tall at 6-foot-5, 205 pounds. As a senior this past football season Lytle threw for 2,759-yards with 19 touchdowns and in 331 passing attempts, he threw only 6 interceptions all season long.

Full Breakdown On Lytle | Q and A with Lytle | Highlights | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Moretti

Former Ohio State commit Jake Moretti's only downside is that he did not play during his senior season due to a knee injury. Other than that, the 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle out of Pomona High School is a big time land for the Buffs.

Full Breakdown On Moretti | Mike Farrell On The 4-Star | Highlights | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Sparaco

When Dante Sparaco announced he was leaving Cherry Creek to attend the IMG Academy for his senior year, many felt it was to increase his recruiting stock and that he would eventually bail from Colorado.

Full Breakdown On Sparaco | Q and A with Sparaco | Highlights | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Edwards

Without question, the biggest land of the Class of 2017 is Javier Edwards out of Blinn Community College. Great size and in the final moments Colorado lured Edwards away from Ole Miss and Arkansas. With Colorado losing Defensive Tackle Josh Topou, Edwards is going to be in prime position to take over the starting defensive tackle position.

Full Breakdown On Edwards | Q and A with Edwards | Highlights | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Hamilton

Colorado announced three new junior college signees on the mid-year signing day, December 14. It would've been four recruits, but ASA Miami (Fla.) defensive end Shamar Hamilton had to wait until his teachers posted his final grades.

Full Breakdown On Hamilton | Q and A with Hamilton | Highlights | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Mulumba

The 3-Star Defensive End who is already enrolled at Colorado is a big time land for the Buffs and another prospect who we expect to fight for playing time in 2017. Mike Singer of caught up with Mulumba.

Full Breakdown On Mulumba | Q and A with Mulumba | Highlights | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Wigley

Dante Wigley is a playmaker according to him, but you do not have to take his word for it, just watch his highlight film. He's got a great sense of the field, can read the field and plays smooth. He'll battle for a starting spot at corner right away starting in the spring of 2017.

Full Breakdown On Wigley | Q and A with Wigley | Highlights | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Bell

Bell is another one of those guys that hasn't gotten a great deal of hype lately because he's been so solid in his Colorado commitment. Bell committed to Colorado in late-June over the likes of Michigan, Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Missouri, Nebraska, and others. Bell could be a star in Boulder in years to come.

Full Breakdown On Bell | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Callier

Bell is another one of those guys that hasn't gotten a great deal of hype lately because he's been so solid in his Colorado commitment. Bell committed to Colorado in late-June over the likes of Michigan, Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Missouri, Nebraska, and others. Bell could be a star in Boulder in years to come.

Full Breakdown On Bell | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Fontenot

The lone running back commit from the Class of 2017 is Alex Fontenot out of the Houston, Texas region. Fontenot committed to Colorado on June 14th, 2016 over offers from Colorado State, New Mexico, North Texas, Oklahoma State, and Purdue. Throughout the year he made plenty of big plays for George Ranch High School, very shifty type...

Full Breakdown On Fontenot | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Kevin George

Colorado has a new cornerback with a high upside in junior college cornerback Kevin George. The Louisiana native played his freshman season at Georgia Military College, but since he was a full qualifier out of high school, he was able to leave his JuCo to head to Colorado.

Full Breakdown On George | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Landman

Big, big news out of California on National Signing Day as Colorado has held onto outside linebacker Nate Landman. He officially visited Cal, which is the local school for him, but stuck with his Colorado commitment. Landman originally pledged to the Buffs back on July 30 over other offers from Arizona, Boise State, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, and others.

Full Breakdown On Landman | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Miller

The Colorado football program received big news when Denton (Tex.) cornerback Chris Miller sent in his National Letter of Intent today. Miller was one that we thought could go elsewhere as he officially visited Ole Miss in January and also had an offer from the in-state Texas Longhorns. Miller made his original pledge to CU back in June.

Full Breakdown On Miller | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Newman

6-foot-1, 205-pound linebacker Chase Newman out of La Mirada, California committed to Colorado on June 19th of 2016. Recruited by Darrin Chiaverini, Newman chose Colorado over schools like Air Force, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon State, and Washington State.

Full Breakdown On Newman | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Nixon

Desoto (Tex.) wide receiver KD Nixon is now officially a Colorado Buffalo. The dynamic four-star athlete committed to Colorado back in October, but he was recruited hard by Baylor down the stretch of his recruitment.

Full Breakdown On Nixon | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Olver

Sebastian Olver played his high school football at Marin Catholic in Kentfield, Calif., but he is an Australian native that is one of the nicest young men you'll ever talk to. Olver is listed as an athlete on his profile, however, Olver could play tight end, defensive end, or outside linebacker at Colorado.

Full Breakdown On Olver | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Paige

The Colorado Buffs landed a signature from a top in-state offensive lineman on National Signing Day. 6-foot-5, 280-pound Heston Paige from Thunder Ridge H.S. committed to Colorado back in the summer and kept his pledge very firm the Buffs during his recruiting process. He also held offers from Air Force, North Dakota, Northern Arizona, and Northern Colorado.

Full Breakdown On Paige | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Polley

Two weeks ago, Denton (Tex.) offensive tackle Grant Polley told that he'd be sticking with his Colorado commitment over Texas and other suitors. This was big news as Polley is one of the cornerstones of the 2017 class for the Buffs. Now that his commitment with CU is official, Buff fans can breathe easy.

Full Breakdown On Polley | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Poplawski

Colorado has landed their 25th commitment from the Class of 2017 in Jared Poplawski out of Scottsdale, Arizona committed to Colorado. The 6-foot-4, 220 pound Tight End had been committed to Arizona State since June of 2016 but had a recent change of heart after taking a late official visit to Boulder, Colorado this past weekend.

Full Story On Poplawski flipping from Arizona State to Colorado

---->MacIntyre on Roddick

On Sunday morning, the Colorado coaches tweeted out the commitment alarm, and that was for Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure offensive guard Casey Roddick. Roddick was a former Cal commit that now is officially a Colorado Buffalo. The massive three-star prospect officially visited Colorado last weekend, and that's when the CU staff locked him up.

Full Breaking On Casey Roddick | Highlights | | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Sami

Colorado Springs (Colo.) Vista Ridge defensive tackle Jalen Sami will be a fan favorite at CU because he's an in-state recruit that was overlooked. Also, he ended up turning down an offer from Ole Miss to sign with Colorado.

Full Breakdown On Sami | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Shenault

4 Star Receiver Laviska Shenault committed to Colorado back in April of 2016, he was actually Colorado's 4th commit from the Class of 2017. Shenault is one of two receivers from DeSoto High School which will be attending Colorado this fall (other is KD Nixon). Shenault has proven to be a very dangerous target at the prep level and because of his size, he causes...

Full Breakdown On Shenault | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Sherman

Allen (Tex.) offensive guard William Sherman might not be the most talked about recruit in CU's class because he isn't active on social media. He is still a guy that Colorado fans and coaches are excited about. Sherman, a 6-foot-3, 290-pound three-star recruit chose Colorado over the likes of Houston, California, and Kansas State. Even Baylor offered Sherman in December, but he wasn't interested in them.

Full Breakdown On Sherman | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Van Diest

Jonathan Van Diest was Colorado's very first Class of 2017 Commitment. He attended powerhouse program Cherry Creek and had a strong junior campaign recording over 60 tackles and this past season as a senior he recorded over 75 tackles in 11 games. He's dealt with a shoulder and an elbow injury as of late and it's likely...

Full Breakdown On Van Diest | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart

---->MacIntyre on Wells

Oregon tried to sway Carson Wells away from Colorado after Jim Leavitt landed in Eugene, but Wells was all in with Colorado. He is a very, very underrated prospect with a two-star ranking. Don't let that cloud your judgment that Wells isn't a quality get for CU. Wells committed to Colorado back in August.

Full Breakdown On Wells | Highlights | Comment | Eligibility Chart


Colorado Football Recruiting Board 


1. Tyler Lytle - QB - 6-foot-5, 205 - Anaheim, CA - 3 Stars (Signed, Enrolled)

Running Back

1. Alex Fontenot - RB - 5-foot-11, 185, Richmond, TX - 3 Stars (Signed)

Wide Receiver

1. Jaylon Jackson - WR - 5-foot-10, 150 - Cedar Hill, TX - 3 Stars (Signed, Enrolled)

2. Maurice Bell - WR - 6-foot-0, 175 - Murrieta, CA - 3 Stars (Signed)

3. Laviska Shenault - WR - 6-foot-2, 205 - DeSoto, TX - 3 Stars (Signed)

4. K.D. Nixon - WR - 5-foot-8, 181 - DeSoto, TX - 4-Stars (Signed)

Tight End

1. Jared Poplawski - TE - 6-foot-4, 220, Scottsdale, AZ - 3-Stars (Signed)

2. Josh Falo - TE - 6-foot-4, 216, Sacramento, CA - 4-Stars (Committed to USC)

Offensive Center

1. None

Offensive Guard

1. Will Sherman - OL - 6-foot-3, 290 - Allen, TX, 3 Stars (Signed)

2. Casey Roddick - OL - 6-foot-5, 330 - Ventura, CA - 3-Stars (Signed)

Xavier Newman - OL - 6-foot-4, 300 - DeSoto, TX - 3-Stars (Committed to Baylor)

Offensive Tackle

1. Heston Paige - OL - 6-foot-5, 270 - Thunder Ride, CO - 2 Stars (Signed)

2. Grant Polley - OL - 6-foot-5, 275 - Denton, TX - 3 Stars (Signed)

3. Jake Moretti - OL - 6-foot-5, 280 - Pomona, CA - 4-Stars (Signed, Enrolled)

Defensive Tacke

1. Javier Edwards - DT - 6-foot-2, 350 - Blinn JC, TX - 3-Stars (Signed)

2. Jalen Sami - DT - 6-foot-6, 320 - Colorado Springs, CO, 2-Stars (Signed)

3. Damion Daniels - DT - 6-foot-2, 310 - Dallas, TX - 3 Stars (Committed to Nebraska)

4. Nick Ford - DT - 6-foot-6, 285 pounds - San Pedro, CA - 3-Star (Committed to UTAH)

Defensive End

1. Shamar Hamilton - DE - 6-foot-5, 235 - Miami, FL - Unranked (Signed, Enrolled)

2. Jacob Callier - DL - 6-foot-2, 250 - St. John Bosco, CA - 3 Stars (Signed)

3. Chris Mulumba - DL - 6-foot-4, 270 - Pleasant Hill, CA - 3-Stars (Signed, Enrolled)

4. Morris Joseph - DE - 6-foot-3, 280 - West Orange-Stark - 3-Stars (Committed to UTSA)

5. K'Lavon Chassion - DE - 6-foot-5, 220 - Houston, TX - 4-Stars (Uncommitted)

6. Terrance Lang - DE - 6-foot-6, 260 - Maranatha, CA - 3-Star - (Committed to USC)

Inside Linebacker

1. Chase Newman - LB - 6-foot-1, 205 - La Mirada, CA - 3 Stars (Signed)

2. Carson Wells - LB - 6-foot-4, 235 - Bushnell, FL, 2 Stars (Signed)

Outside Linebacker

1. Jonathan Van Diest - LB - 6-foot-2, 235 - Greenwood Village, CO - 3 Stars (Signed)

2. Nate Landman - LB - 6-foot-3, 210 - Danville, CA, 3 Stars (Signed)


1. Chris Miller - DB - 6-foot-0, 175 - Denton, TX - 3 Stars (Signed)

2. Dante Wigley - DB - 6-foot-1, 185 - Goodman, MS - 3-Stars (Signed, Enrolled)

3. Kevin George - DB - 6-foot-3, 185 pounds - Georgia - Unranked (Signed)


1. Isaiah Lewis - S - 6-foot, 197, Granite Bay. CA - Unranked (Signed, Enrolled)


1. None


1. Dante Sparaco - ATH - 6-foot-4, 265 - IMG Academy, FL - 3 Stars (Signed, Enrolled)

2. Sebastian Olver - ATH - 6-foot-4, 248 - Kentfield, CA - Unranked (Signed)