According to the visit page on Rivals.com, Colorado will welcome in three recruits this weekend. Hopefully someone will be there as the campus vacates for the holiday break. The Buffs continue to recruit heavily at the safety position as the 6'0" 220 pound Nate Fellner should be considered the top visitor this weekend. Fellner is a 3* out of Fresno, California and is currently a soft verbal to Washington but with the new coaching situation going on up there, he is as good as undecided. I am trying to find a video that I can post in here but this kid flies around and smacks people. Have you read a more glaringly strong review than what ESPN recruiting says about him?:
Defensively he can dish it out; just as physical on defense as on offense. Very hard hitter that jars the ball carrier the way he tackles; explodes through the offensive man with power and leg drive. A solid pass defender that has excellent timing when breaking on the pass. There aren't many things Fellner can't do on the gridiron. One of the most talented and versatile athletes in the 2009 class. A tough and agile player that has a motor that doesn't quit.
Sounds like Fellner (pictured to the right) could be a linebacker (with the addition of some weight) or a safety at the next level but whatever he is, it looks like he will bring some pop to a defensive team and conference that is rather soft defensively. ESPN ranks him as the #87 ranked safety and rivals ranks him #54. The only thing that I can see lacking is he "looks" more quick than he is fast (still listed at running a 4.57) and their isn't a ton of video of him in coverage so that is an unknown. But in terms of bringing intensity to the defensive side of the ball, it is visible that he can do that. Along with Colorado and Washington, Fellner is also considering Arizona State and Arizona.
The other two prospects in town this weekend are 3* RB Carl Winston and 3* JUCO OT David Lazenby. Winston is in the mold of a Rodney Stewart weighing only 189 pounds on a 5'8" frame. He doesn't have Stewart's speed, though. Winston's offer list isn't extremely strong either with only Washington State and San Jose State giving him a scholly but most of the mid tier PAC 10 schools are talking to him. I can't find any other way to describe him other than a little bit slower Stewart. He has a very high interest in CU and could be a commit after this weekend. Do we need him? I don't know. Good player but our depth at running back makes this selection a little bit of a head scratcher unless the coaches see the possibility to move him to another position.
Their isn't a ton of information on the 6'5" 290 pound OT David Lazenby. The Buffs look to be his only offer although he is considering Michigan State, UAB, Kansas, Texas Christian and Purdue. Lazenby is currently playing at Fort Scott C.C. and is scheduled to graduate in December which would be a plus if he qualified academically so that he can begin winter and spring drills with the Buffs.
I wouldn't be surprised if either Winston or Lazenby committed to the Buffs but Fellner is the gem of this weekend's visits.The Buffs are still looking to sign anywhere between 12 and 15 players to get their class up to 20 - 22 total.
I am still waiting on those defensive lineman visits! Today, DT 4* DeAndre Coleman, a former Washington commit, changed his mind and decided on Cal. The Buffs were supposed to be in Coleman's top 5 even though they didn't have much of a shot when it was all said and done. Hopefully, we can get Fellner to decommit from Washington this weekend.