Recruiting: Tracking the Colorado Buffaloes' 2010 Signing Day

Happy signing day everyone!  Use this thread as your one stop shop for any and all CU signing day news.  After the jump you will find profiles for all expected (and hopeful) Buffalo commits and we will continue to update the post with any and all news. Once the athletic department announces the letters are all in we will make sure and get out the list.  

Come on Munchie, stick with CU!

Follow all the signing day happenings in real time at SBNation.com. I will be back and forth all day so come and join me.

Update 7:15am - RB Tony Jones became the first Buffs to send in his LOI!

Update 7:40am - Hopefully the first and only heartbreak of the day, quarterback Munchie Legaux has signed with the Cincinnati Bearcats. Not that many heartbreak opportunities left anyway.

Update 8:05am - According to rivals.com's free player page, the following players have sent in their letter of intents: K Justin Castor, RB Tony Jones, WR Keenan Canty and RB Trea Jones. For more on each player, see after the jump. Welcome on board!

Update 9:30am - According to rivals.com's free player page, the following players have sent in their letter of intents: LB Lowell Williams, DE Chidera Uzo-Diribe, RB Justin Torres, TE Kyle Slavin, OL Daniel Munyer, OL Alex Lewis and TE Henley Griffon. Welcome on board!

Update 10:06am - According to rivals.com's free player page, the following players have sent in their letter of intents: CB Jered Bell. Welcome on board!

Update 10:27am - Dan Hawkins will appear at 3:30pm MT for a live press conference on BuffsTV He will then do some radio shows, the first one confirmed being at 5:30pm MT on 1510 am Mile High Sports.

Update 11:23am - In other news, GG Alec Burks will not play against Kansas tonight s he is still recovering from a left knee sprain.

Update 11:24am - According to rivals.com's free player page, all expected Buffs have sent in their letter of intents except Donnie Duncan.

Update 2:08pmAccording to rivals.com's free player page, all expected Buffs have sent in their letter of intents. We are now waiting to see if 3 star TE Harold Mobley will call the Buffs number. He is deciding between Nevada and Colorado. He will announce later tonight. Dan Hawkins will be doing a live news conference today at 3:30 pm on cubuffs.com.

To read about all of the players, see after the jump...

Munchie Legaux

Position: QB
Measurables: 6-4/185/4.65
High School:  New Orleans (LA) Edna Karr

Videos: (1)

Rankings:
- Rivals: 12th Dual Threat QB, 16th in Louisiana
- Scout: 73rd QB
- ESPN: 46th QB

Signing Time: 8:51 AM

LOI in? Signed with Cincinnati

Notes:
Recruiting analyst  Tom Lemming rates Legaux as the #98th overall prospect in the nation for 2010. In an article from nola.com, Legaux is described as having superior escape-ability and arm strength as well as being called a winner

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Munchie Legaux

Nick Hirschman

Position: QB
Measurables: 6-4/220/4.8
High School:  Los Gatos (CA) Los Gatos

Videos: (1)

Rankings:
- Rivals: 48th QB
- Scout: 42nd QB
- ESPN: 26th QB

Signing Time: Already Enrolled at Colorado

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
Student of the game, wants to be a great quarterback and will work at it to become successful. From ESPN: "Hirschman is a pocket passer with prototypical size, bulk and arm strength. In an era of the spread offense and very quarterbacks having to work from under center, it is refreshing to see a guy work entirely from under center and possess sound footwork and excellent ball handling skills. He has a thick, sturdy build and is capable of standing in the face of the rush and delivering strikes."

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Nick Hirschman

Chidera Uzo-Diribe

Position: DE
Measurables: 6-3/220/4.7
High School:  Corona (CA) Corona

Videos:

Rankings:
- Rivals: 37th Weakside DE
- Scout: 103rd DE
- ESPN: 114th DE

Signing Time: Mid Morning

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
Raw talent who doesn't have a lot of football experience but has a good amount of athletic ability. From Yahoo! Rivals: "Even though, Uzo-Diribe didn’t play a down of football as a junior, he still has racked up an offer from Colorado after a standout performance at Colorado’s full contact camp. The thing the Buffaloes liked about Uzo-Diribe was his quickness off the edged and his ability to put heat on the passer. He also displayed an outstanding nose for the football at the CU camp."

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Chidera Uzo-Diribe

Daniel Munyer

Position: OG
Measurables: 6-3/270/4.9
High School:  Sherman Oaks (CA) Notre Dame

Videos:

Rankings:
- Rivals: NR
- Scout: 63rd OG
- ESPN: 137th OG

Signing Time: Mid Morning

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
From ESPN: At this stage of his development Munyer has the minimal size for the offensive guard position at the major level of competition. However his bulk and playing strength must improve as he begins his collegiate career. Demonstrates good flexibility and initial quickness coming out of his stance.

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Daniel Munyer

Lowell Williams

Position: LB
Measurables: 6-2/210/4.65
High School:   Missouri City (TX) Fort Bend Marshall

Videos: (1)

Rankings:
- Rivals: NR
- Scout: 88th OLB
- ESPN: 80th OLB

Signing Time: 8:15am

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
Not the biggest linebacker out there but shows good athletic ability. He has a strong burst and shows the ability to get to the quarterback. From ESPN: Williams has the ability to play either inside or outside linebacker. He isn't the tallest defensive player but has very good strength and reactive instincts. A tough and aggressive backer that is physical at the point of attack

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Lowell Williams

Kyle Slavin

Position: TE
Measurables: 6-5/225/4.75
High School:  Littleton (CO) Chatfield

Videos:

Rankings:
Rivals: 12th in State of Colorado
Scout: 47th TE
ESPN: 53rd TE

Signing Time:8:15am

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
Slavin is one of two Colorado prep athletes to sign with Colorado. Grew up a Colorado Buffs fan.  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.From Scout.com: Versatile player that has lined up a lot in the slot and with his hand on the ground. Has great hands and runs good routes for his size. Will go up and get the ball. Is a willing run- blocker but needs work in the area. Will only improve as he gains size and strength.

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Kyle Slavin

Jered Bell

Position: CB
Measurables: 6-1/180/4.45
High School:  Ontario (CA) Colony

Videos: (1)

Rankings:
- Rivals: 34th CB
- Scout: 97th CB
- ESPN: 97th CB

Signing Time: Late Morning

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
Could see playing time early in his career considering the Buffs lose two starters after the 2010 season. From ESPN: Bell has the size and flashes of playing speed for the defensive corner position at the major level of competition.

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Jered Bell

Donnie Duncan

Position: WR/Ath
Measurables: 6-0/185/4.55
High School:  Los Angeles (CA) Hamilton

Videos: (1)

Rankings:
- Rivals: 72nd Ath
- Scout: 158th WR
- ESPN: 64th Ath

Signing Time:TBD

LOI in? TBD

Notes:
Talk about a kid with a smooth stride with no wasted movement. Very solid highlight video. Donnie plays both sides of the ball at wide receiver and defensive back. From his highlight film, he looks to have outstanding body control and is instinctive. Duncan was named to the ESPN CalHi Preseason All-L.A. City Section Team earlier this yea. From ESPN: Duncan is an athletic, versatile prospect that stars on both sides of the ball and has played a variety of positions including cornerback, but we think he may end up being a gifted safety prospect with excellent ball skills.

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Donnie Duncan

Eric Richter

Position: OG/OC
Measurables: 6-4/315/5.1
High School:  Mission Viejo (CA) Saddleback CC

Videos:

Rankings:
- Rivals:
- Scout:
ESPN:

Signing Time: Already Enrolled at Colorado

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
Known as being a big time strongman who is already making an impression at Colorado with his weight lifting ability. Since he is a junior college transfer, he has three years to play two. He is a big kid who excelled at Saddleback C.C. He was named to the National Division Southern Conference All Conference team at Saddleback. He has the size to sure up the middle of the Buffs offensive line.

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Eric Richter

Tony Jones

Position: RB
Measurables: 5-8/178/4.56
High School:   Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco Prep

Videos: (1) (2) (3) (4)

Rankings:
- Rivals: 14th All Purpose Back
- Scout: 107th RB
- ESPN: 126th RB

Signing Time: Early A.M.

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
Many are very excited about Tony Jones. He has drawn comparisons to former Rutgers running back Ray Rice, former West Virginia running back Steve Slaton and current Pitt back Dion Lewis. He was named New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year and the 5'8", 180 pound Jones guided national power Don Bosco Prep to a fourth straight state championship and a consensus national number one ranking. His highlight films are impressive. Many of the recruiting experts think he would have been a 40 offer kid if he was a few inches taller and he had a better academic status. Yes, their may be some concern about a kid qualifying at Colorado

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Tony Jones

Kirk Poston

Position: DE
Measurables: 6-2/235/4.56
High School:   Houston (TX) St. Pius

Videos(1)

Rankings:
- Rivals: NR
- Scout: 120th DE
- ESPN: 102nd DE

Signing Time: Late Morning

Notes: ESPN's take: Poston comes across as a physical and hard playing defensive lineman. He moves around the line in high school and that may be how he is best utilized in college as he is not truly a defensive end. Poston is a bit of a 'tweener, but is a kid who can be physical and tough in trenches and is a solid defensive line prospect.

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Kirk Poston

Kawai Crabb

Position: OT
Measurables: 6-4/272/5.0
High School:   Honolulu (HI) Punahou

Videos: (1) (2)

Rankings:
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Rivals: 42nd OG
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Scout: 64th OT
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ESPN: 76th OT

Signing Time: Late Morning

LOI in? Yes

Notes: ESPN's take: Crabb has the height and athletic ability to play offensive left tackle. However he must add bulk to his frame and improve his overall blocking skills and playing strength if he is to succeed at the major level of competition. Could play any of the three line positions.

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Kaiwai Crabb

Evan Harrington

Position: LB
Measurables: 6-0/220/4.7
High School:   College of the Canyons JC (CA)

Videos: (1) (2)

Rankings:
-
Rivals:
- Scout:
- ESPN:

Signing Time: Late Morning

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
At College of the Canyons, Harrington was second team all conference in 2009. This past season, Harrington led the team with 5.5 sacks and recorded 8.5 tackles for loss. Before going the junior college route, Harrington attended Bowie High School in Maryland where he was named honorable mention in the Big School division as a linebacker. Back in high school as a junior, he was timed at the junior combine running a 4.62 forty and was listed at 5-11.25. At the State College NIKE Training Camp in State College PA, Harrington was one the stronger participants, bench pressing 185 pounds 22 times. He was listed as a defensive back at the event. Harrington also played running back in high school.

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Evan Harrington

Trea Jones

Position: RB
Measurables: 5-11/187/4.7
High School:   Wake Forest (NC) Wake Forest-Rolesville

Videos: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

Rankings:
-
Rivals: NR
-
Scout: 137th RB
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ESPN: NR

Signing Time: Early Morning

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
Jones had a strong senior season at Wake Forest-Rolesville High being named All-OT Player of the Year. After leading the Wake Forest-Rolesville football team to an undefeated regular season, and its second straight 4-AA Eastern Regional appearance, Trea Jones was also named the league's Player of the Year, according to North Raleigh Sports. Jones rushed for 1,651 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior. He also gets it done in the classroom, maintaining a 3.0 GPA and an honor student.

According to VYPE Magazine, Jones was named one of 25 Generation Next Athletes for 2009. 

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Trea Jones

Alex Lewis

Position: OT
Measurables: 6-6/255/5.1
High School:   Phoenix (AZ) Mountain Pointe

Videos: (1)

Rankings:
-
Rivals: NR
-
Scout: 86th OT
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ESPN: 207th OG

Signing Time: Mid Morning

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
Alex Lewis is a very young senior at 17 years old and will more than likely greyshirt in 2010 to gain some weight before heading to Boulder, which is good news for the offensive line depth and the development of players. Lewis was named 5AI Conference All State in 2009 according to the Arizona High School Football Coaches Association. He was also named First Team in the East Valley region of Arizona. Needs to add some bulk so the greyshirt year will help. He is still growing.

 Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Alex Lewis

Justin Torres

Position: FB
Measurables: 6-1/230/4.66
High School:   La Mirada (CA) La Mirada

Videos: (1)

Rankings:
-
Rivals: NR
-
Scout: NR
-
ESPN: NR

Signing Time: Mid Morning

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
Coached by former Buff QB Mike Moschetti. Justin was the best player on the La Mirada team who was the champion of the C.I.F. Southern Section in 2009. As you can see from the video above, Torres is a big kid who runs with some anger. The Buffs could use a fullback/H-back and Torres fits that mold. Colorado graduated their only FB on last year's roster in Jake Behrens. Torres shows some good wheels and knows how to hit the hole.

 

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Justin Torres

Cordary Clark

Position: RB/FB
Measurables: 6-2/220/4.58
High School:   Phenix City (AL) Central Phenix

Videos: (1)

Rankings:
-
Rivals: NR
-
Scout: NR
-
ESPN: NR

Signing Time: Late Morning

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
The signing of Cordary Clark might be another option for the missing power running game in Boulder. Cordary Clark is a big running back with good size and excellent toughness when running the ball. Clark played beside fellow high school running back Deon Hill, who is headed to Georgia Tech. Clark is one of eleven Central-Phenix players who are expected to sign letter of intents to play football in college next year. Hill and Clark together led Central to average over 280 yards rushing a game. Clark earned all-conference honors in 2009 as he rushed for 817 yards and 14 touchdowns.

 

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Cordary Clark

Justin Favors

Position: TE
Measurables: 6-4/232/4.8
High School:   Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison

Videos: (1)

Rankings:
-
Rivals: NR
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Scout: 74th TE
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ESPN: 38th TE

Signing Time: Late Morning

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
Scout.com: If Justin Favors was just a couple of inches taller he'd be one of the top tight ends in the country.  But standing just about 6-foot-2, 212-pounds he often gets looked over.  A skilled receiver who knows how to get open and make the catch, Favors would be a perfect fit in a flex tight end position.  In the season opener Favors pulled down 6 passes for 105 yards.

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit: Justin Favors

Keenan Canty

Position: WR
Measurables: 5-10/180/4.5
High School:  New Orleans (LA) Edna Karr

Videos: (1) (2)

Rankings:
-
Rivals: NR
-
Scout: NR
-
ESPN: 169th WR

Signing Time: Early AM

LOI in? Yes

Notes: ESPN.com: Canty is a quick-footed receiver prospect with good hands and savvy at the position. Not going to blow you away with ideal size and speed measurables but he's a wiry athlete who plays bigger. Has very good hands and a large catch radius. Plucks most balls thrown in his vicinity

 

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit:  Keenan Canty

Henley Griffon

Position: TE
Measurables: 6-4/225/4.7
High School:  Apoka (FL) Apoka

Videos: (1)

Rankings:
-
Rivals: NR
-
Scout: NR
-
ESPN: NR

Signing Time: Mid Morning

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
Preseason in Florida, Griffon was ranked as the 25th player in Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel. Griffon has some good speed and looks like a good athlete but will certainly need to add size to compete in the Big 12 as 230 pounds might be a generous figure. Apoka High School head coach Rick Darlington stated that Griffon has turned into the "best" prospect he has coached at tight end and that the 6-foot-4 athlete has tremendous hands and is getting better as a blocker all the time.

 

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit:  Henley Griffon

Justin Castor

Position: K
Measurables: 6-5/180/4.7
High School:  Arvada (CO) Arvada West

Videos: (1)

Rankings:
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Rivals: 22nd K
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Scout: 22nd K
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ESPN: 43rd K

Signing Time: Early AM

LOI in? Yes

Notes:
According to the Chris Sailer School of Kicking, Sailer thinks Castor has a lot of potential:

Justin is an outstanding kicker. He is big, tall, strong, and athletic. Tons of potential here. Also has the size and build to develop as a punter. Fine young man and outstanding prospect. Has what it takes to play D1.

 

Ralphie Report Content on Recruit:  Justin Castor

Potential Commit

Position:
Measurables
High School:  

Videos

Rankings:
- Rivals:
- Scout:
- ESPN:

Signing Time: Evening

LOI in? Yes

Notes: Ralphie Report Content on Recruit:

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