According to the scout.com player page, Dan Hawkins and Co. have received a verbal commitment from 6'5" 225 pound TE Kyle Slavin. Slavin, a soon to be senior at Chatfield High School in Colorado had received attention from Syracuse and Colorado State as well as a few Pac-10 schools. Slavin is the third verbal commit for the program, all three from the state of Colorado. Rivals.com has not confirmed Slavin's commitment.
Tight end is certainly a need position for the Buffs as they will lose four to graduation in 2009, with only two remaining on the roster in 2010.
The commitment of Slavin makes sense as both of his parents went to the University of Colorado, making it a favorite team growing up. This is a little biography that Slavin did when he was a sophomore so it looks like he has grown and put on the weight that he wanted to.
Slavin has not been properly evaluated by rivals.com so we will have to wait to get a good rating out of those sites but he has great size and decent wheels. Prior to his junior season, the Rocky Mountain News named him as one of the best tight ends/wide receivers in the 5A classification. He is two time all conference player including a second team all conference member last year in the highest level of football in the state of Colorado. Slavin caught 35 passes for 400 yards and 2 scores as a junior and has been featured in the Chatfield passing game since he was a sophomore. Kyle is also a basketball player for Chatfield.
More on Kyle Slavin later. Congrats on becoming a Buff!