Colorado Buffaloes Recruiting Weekend Part Two - More Visitors Coming to Boulder

Rivals.com and Scout.com have confirmed that the Buffs will have more visitors than previously expected but the biggest supposed recruit coming into Boulder, LB Justin Parker, will not be making the trip as expected. We will have to wait until his blog posting next week to see if he plans to reschedule. Next week, he will head to South Carolina so the only other chance that he has to come out would be against Nebraska and that is around Thanksgiving time. He might make it out after the season but that doesn't seem like it would be the best way to attract a recruit from the South. I would be shocked if he left the state of South Carolina.

Here are the rest of the visitors that will be in Boulder this weekend. Check out our post earlier in the week for the other four players that are expected to be in town.

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Demetrius Walker
Rivals Star Rating -
S - Corona, California - Corona High School
Recruiting Sites: Rivals - Scout - ESPN.com
Video:
Measurables: 6'1" 201lbs 4.49 forty
Rankings: Rivals - 10th S in nation, 99th overall player in the nation, Scout - 17th S in nation, ESPN - 62nd overall in the nation
Status - Uncommitted, USC looks to be the leader in the clubhouse for his signature. Has visited Washington and Tennessee before his visit today to Colorado. He visited USC last week unofficially against Oregon State.
Offers and Other Interested Schools - offers from Washington, Arizona, Tennessee, Colorado, USC, Florida, California, Oklahoma, Miami, UCLA and Florida...this guy is legit.

Commentary: He has also played a little running back for Corona this year when highly touted running back Jordan James went down. Wright is a ball hawking safety. Colorado has not been on Wright's top five list this year so this visit comes as a surprise. From ESPN, Wright seems like his physicality impresses the scouts:

James' teammate, cornerback/wide receiver Demetrius Wright, clocked the second fastest 40-yard dash at 4.49 seconds. Wright measured in at a rock-solid 6-1, 190 pounds and may have been the most physically impressive players at the event.

Wright, who holds offers from Oregon, Arizona, Tennessee, Washington, Arizona and Oregon State, told us that the Ducks and Cats currently lead for him.

He said this about USC:

"Growing up SC was my dream school," said Wright. "I grew up wanting to play for the Trojans as a child. I won’t say that makes them the favorite or anything because I am totally open right now. I am looking what is best for me. I can’t have a favorite until I visit each school."

Washington also has jumped into the mix according to WeAreUSC.com.

Here is some information from his scout.com profile:

Demetrius Wright earned First Team All-Big VIII Honors as a cornerback and named team's Most Outstanding Defensive Back as a junior at Corona (Calif.) in 2008. Had had 52 tackles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries with three defensive touchdowns and had 62 carries for 450 yards and nine touchdowns, along with 16 receptions for 123 yards. He benches 300 pounds, squats 385 and has a 37-inch vertical jump.

1st. Team All Big-VII league / Team Most Outstanding Defensive Back / All Area Football Honorable Mention / 2nd Team Riverside County All Conference / GSP Super ALL-State Underclass FB, 3rd Team / Nike All Combine Team 2009 / U.S. Army All-American 2010 team / Wright says he’ll major in either criminal justice or business. He reports a 3.1 core GPA, but hasn’t taken the SAT or ACT yet.

Wright: "People don’t throw to my side because I’ll knock it down. I like hitting people and taking them down. I’m like Deion Sanders except I hit harder.

"I want to improve my hip flexibility. And work on breaking down to the ball."

see the other four recruits who are coming into town after the jump

 

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Kurt Davis
Rivals Star Rating - Not Rated
WR - Compton, California - Centennial High School
Recruiting Sites: Rivals - Scout - ESPN.com
Video:
Measurables: 6'5" 200lbs 4.5 forty
Rankings: Unranked
Status - Supposedly has a basketball offer from San Jose State that he accepted back in June 2009, Buffs are his first football offer.
Offers and Other Interested Schools - San Jose State (basketball)

Commentary: Davis is an interesting prospect that is a basketball player playing football for the first time this year as a senior. A little hard to understand, back in June Davis accepted a scholarship offer from San Jose State to play basketball. He got the idea to play football after the 6'5" player was messing around the football team this summer:

"We were out on the field playing, just sort of joking around and the [Centennial] football coach saw us and asked if I would like to play," Davis said. He’s been participating in 7-on-7 passing leagues this summer in addition to his hoops endeavors.

With Davis currently standing at 6-foot-6, the Centennial quarterback will just need to get the football -- say alley-oop it -- into his vicinity.

YahooSports! Rick Kimbrel calls Davis a sleeper on the gridiron:

"Kurt runs very well and he has exceptional body control for a guy his size," Centennial coach Eric Scott said. "This is his first year as a football player and the potential out of the roof. His potential is huge."

"Kurt has scored a couple of touchdowns over the last three games," Scott said. "He had a big game against Culver City. He had five catches for over 100 yards and a touchdown.

"I mean, Kurt is another basketball guy who is an outstanding athlete and a good vertical," Scott said. "He’s on our basketball team and has scholarship on the table from San Jose State for his skills in hoops, but he wants to play football.

"You can’t coach his size, number one," Scott said "Add that to him being able to run so well at that size, makes him a very dangerous weapon."

It sounds like the offer to play at San Jose State is still on the table for basketball but he is weighing his options at football. Here is a description of Davis on the hardwood:

Wing man who runs like a deer and finishes very well on the break. As good a driver as anyone out there but his perimeter shot is flat and needs some work. Committed to San Jose State.

Here is a piece from ESPN, again basketball related:

Davis is one of the major sleepers in this class. He has many intangibles you look for in a young wing. He has a lengthy frame with long arms and he is quite athletic as well. What stands out the most with Davis is the energy he brings to the court. He plays with reckless abandon at both ends and he's always around the ball. In addition to his heart, he is first and foremost a scorer.

Looking at the film, you can tell he is raw but the kid is BIG. 6'5" just sounds good for a Buffs receiver. His teammate Kevin Smith is also visiting this weekend. These two guys are big presences on the outside. Hopefully we get a wide receiver coach to develop him if he signs, but this kid looks to have some potential. The first play of the highlight video below shows some good speed as well:

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Mister Jones
Rivals Star Rating -
RB - Littleton, Colorado - Littleton High School
Recruiting Sites: Rivals - Scout - ESPN.com
Video: ESPN
Measurables: 6'2" 205lbs 4.5 forty
Rankings: Rivals - 27th RB in nation, Scout - 74th RB in nation, ESPN - 98th RB in nation
Status - Committed to Colorado but his recruitment has taken off and he has voiced some concern over the success of the program. Wants to stay close to home, though.
Offers and Other Interested Schools - offers from Kansas and Wyoming. Interest from Nebraska, Colorado State, Kansas State, California, Arizona State, Michigan, Tennessee.

Commentary: We have talked a lot about Mister when he committed to the Buffs. See the following links including our interview with his head coach at Littleton High School:

The Ralphie Report Live: Interview With Chad Koepke, Head Coach of Colorado Buffaloes' Commit, RB Mister Jones
A Little More on the Newest Colorado Buffalo, RB Mister Jones - The Ralphie Report

 

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Harold Mobley
Rivals Star Rating -
Athlete - Corona, California - Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Recruiting Sites: Rivals - Scout - ESPN.com
VideoESPN, Scout TV
Measurables: 6'4" 225lbs 4.55 forty
Rankings: Rivals - NR, Scout - 60th TE in nation, ESPN - 63rd WR in the nation
Status - Uncommitted, will visit Nebraska next week. He was one of 68 visiting recruits October 15th at UCLA
Offers and Other Interested Schools - offers from Nebraska, Colorado, UNLV, Nevada, Arizona and Fresno State. Interest from UCLA.

Commentary: The Buffs must have gotten a group rate from Corona, California as this is the third player from that city that will be visiting this weekend. He is the teammate of WR Tyler Slavin. He projects as either a wide receiver or tight end at the next level and has great size to do some things at the next level. His top three schools seem to be Colorado, Nebraska and Oregon, although he doesn't have an offer from the Ducks. I would say Nebraska is leading for his signature. Mobley has some good bloodlines as well, related to former Denver Broncos LB John Mobley and he has great versatility to play multiple positions. He also had good things to say about Colorado, but that was also in May:

Mobley is versatile, having played quarterback, receiver, tight end, linebacker, defensive end, punter and long snapper. No word on whether he diagrams plays or sings the National Anthem, as well.

He told the Web site he envisions himself catching passes in college.

"The big thing is that there were 15 colleges that came by our school," Mobley told rivals. "I talked to just about every one of them. I really liked the Colorado guys."

Mobley, rivals.com said, is related to two former NFL players: His cousin is former Broncos linebacker John Mobley and his great uncle is former Rams defensive lineman Roosevelt Grier, a member of Los Angeles' famous "Fearsome Foursome."

ESPN says this about him:

Mobley is a physically-impressive football player who is a dominant figure on the gridiron. Built more like a tight end than wide receiver, he shows exceptional quickness and athleticism.

The term "athlete" describes Mobley well as last week he was inserted as a quarterback and excelled:

Many colleges are coveting Harold Mobley for his ability to catch the football. Thursday, Mobley proved he is quite adept at delivering the passes, too. Making his first start at quarterback this season, Mobley tossed four touchdown passes and rushed for two more scores as Eastvale Roosevelt routed Riverside Poly, 46-10, in a Big VIII League game at Riverside King.

"Harold is a tremendous athlete," Mustangs coach Bill Stacy said. "You could plug him in at running back, defensive end or linebacker and expect good things."

Stacy asked Mobley to step in under center for this game, replacing sophomore Aaron Crone, who struggled in recent weeks. Mobley rewarded his coach's decision, completing 8 of 12 passes for 254 yards. He also rushed for 81 yards on 11 carries.

"I was excited to get the chance," Mobley said. "I was confident the line would hold them back and give me the time I needed."

Austin Hill did much of the work on Roosevelt's first scoring play. Mobley tossed a screen pass, and Hill weaved his way downfield for a 56-yard touchdown. Riverside Poly (3-4, 1-3 in league) took a 10-6 lead when quarterback Matt Okey scored from 6 yards out. Mobley's second touchdown of the night was his most impressive. Standing flat-footed and about to be hit, Mobley hurled the ball into the end zone, finding Tyler Slavin for another 56-yard touchdown.

"People around school know I can throw the ball around 70 yards," Mobley said. "I just decided to huck that one as far as I could."

From his scout.com bio:

As a 2008 junior at Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt, Mobley had 22 catches for 345 yards and six touchdowns, ran for 64 yards and a score, threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns and had a sack on defense. He says he can bench 275-pounds, squat 485 and claims a 40-inch vertical jump.

 

Mobley: "I’m hard to bring down. I can get yards after the catch. I have good balance and strength and I always find a way to stay up.

"I want to improve my speed and route running. Speed is something you always want more of and I’d like to get more open."

Here is a little video of a big time hit Mobley had earlier in the year.

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Kevin Smith
Rivals Star Rating - NR
WR - Compton, California - Centennial High School
Recruiting Sites: Rivals - Scout - ESPN.com
Video:
Measurables: 6'2" 200lbs 4.5 forty
Rankings: Rivals - NR, Scout - NR
Status - Uncommitted
Offers and Other Interested Schools - offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Washington

Commentary: Teammate of other Buff visitor WR Kurt Davis. He also has good size and athletic ability. Davis and Smith must make up a pretty potent passing attack in Compton. Two weeks ago, Smith had 8 catches for 236 yards, 2 TDs. Smith also takes some snaps for Centennial at the QB spot in wildcat formation situations. He also excels on defense:

The Centennial Apaches off on the right foot when he returned an interception 85-yards for a touchdown on Hawthorne's first drive. He finished with two interceptions in the 55-0 shutout victory.

Smith has a 40 inch vertical. Below is an impressive highlight video. If the Buffs could get Smith and Davis as a package deal, they would bring good size and speed to the Buffs receiving corp:

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