So most know the story of our outstanding men's basketball class. We signed Xavier Johnson (4 stars), Josh Scott (4 stars), Wesley Gordon (4 stars, Scout), Xavier Talton (3 stars, Rivals), and Chris Jenkins (3 stars, Rivals). That was good for the 18th ranked class by Scout (3rd in the Pac 12) and 21st ranked class by ESPN, neither of whom have yet given us credit for Talton. I'd guess we also came in 2nd in the nation in total number of Xaviers signed (behind Xavier, duh). Now, that's likely to trend downward as some of the top prospects commit and sign in the spring, but shut up about that - it's being called the best class in CU men's basketball history.
BUT! Tad Boyle might not have had the best recruiting class even at CU. That might go to Linda Lappe's Ladybuff Layeruppers, who have ESPN's 20th ranked class (2nd in the Pac 12), including 38th overall Jamee Swan, a forward from Arizona, 4 star wing (and top ranked player in CO) Lauren Huggins from Heritage, and guard Kyleesha Weston from Missouri.
One could also have made the case for Liz Kritza's team of extremely tiny shorts (that's volleyball) had top 50 player Alexa Strange not flipped to Nebraska (GROSS) late in the game. Even worse, Strange had been committed for 2 years. Liz still signed top 25 player Alexis Austin, who is also a part of the US Youth Team. She also held an offer from Nebraska, so suck it, Nebraska. Another top 25 player, Nicole Edelman, is from right here in Boulder. The class is finished off by Chelsey Keoho from Hawaii, proving all of our coaches are storming those beaches.
And for those who like quality over volume, then coach Nicole Kenneally's tennis team might be for you. Kenneally signed 5 star ball smasher Mazy Watrous from El Toro High School in Orange County, CA. Mazy is the 59th ranked player nationally and 10th in CA. Also, she has a cool name.
No matter how you slice it, it was a very good day for our much maligned athletic program. Go Buffs!
(UPDATE) We added 3 women's golfers. Megan Haase, Alexis Keating, and Jamie Oleksiew. They're all from the Pacific Northwest (Washington and British Columbia), so they're down with the weather. Welcome, golfer ladies!