Colorado Buffaloes Recruiting: Rivals' Recruiting Classes

Colorado's football recruiting class has now been officially complete for a week, though effectively for longer than that. You've had the chance to digest things, and now you're wondering, "what about that conference we're in? How did they do?"

Pac-12 Recruiting Recap: A Comparative Grid

If the college football offseason is like settlers journeying along the Oregon Trail, then recruiting is the food and water supply you've brought with you. You hope it will carry through the trip, and you're about to eat the last of the beef jerky.

In the spirit of examining Pac-12 Recruiting, we'll now take a closer look at how our state-mandated rivals fared on National Letter of Intent Day, and also Utah. One of them did well, and the other did... not so well.

If you were wondering what our conference-mandated rival Utah fans think of their class, look no further than Block U:

Block U: Utes Land Best Class In Program History

Make the jump to see Utah and CSU's recruits listed individually, and to see the rest of the hardtack disappear...

Current Utah Utes 2012 Verbal Commits:

Name Pos Location High School Ht Wt 40 Stars Rating
Travis Wilson QB San Clemente, CA San Clemente 6'6" 205 4.9 3 stars 5.7
Kelvin York RB Fullerton, CA Fullerton C.C. 5'11" 225 4.5 4 stars 5.8
Brian Allen WR La Marque, TX La Marque 6'3" 187 4.6 3 stars 5.5
Delshawn McClellon WR Cerritos, CA Gahr 5'9" 165 4.4 3 stars 5.5
J.J. Dielman OL Phoenix, AZ Desert Vista 6'4" 240 hah 3 stars 5.5
Lio Lafaele OL Corona, CA Centennial 6'4" 315 hah 3 stars 5.5
Zach Lindsay OL Kaysville, UT Davis 6'7" 250 5.3 3 stars 5.6
Carlos Lozano OL Monterey Park, CA East LA College 6'8" 360 hah 3 stars 5.6
Hiva Lutui OL Euless, TX Trinity 6'3" 284 hah 3 stars 5.6
Nua Poteki OL Sandy, UT Brighton 6'5" 310 5.6 2 stars 5.4
Cedrick Poutasi OL Las Vegas, NV Desert Pines 6'5" 322 5.2 4 stars 5.8
Marc Pouvave OL Chula Vista, CA Southwestern C.C. 6'5" 315 5.4 3 stars 5.5
Hunter Dimick DE Syracuse, UT Syracuse 6'4" 250 hah 3 stars 5.6
Moses Folauhola DE West Valley City, UT Hunter 6'0" 250 hah 2 stars 5.4
Koliniasi Leota DE Walnut, CA Mt San Antonio C.C. 6'5" 275 hah 3 stars 5.6
Pasoni Tasini DE Wailuku, HI Baldwin 6'4" 245 hah 2 stars 5.2
Sione Tupouata DE Ephraim, UT Snow College 6'2" 255 4.8 3 stars 5.6
Tenny Palepoi DT Ephraim, UT Snow College 6'2" 291 hah 3 stars 5.5
Visesio Salt DT Walnut, CA Mt San Antonio C.C. 6'3" 340 hah 4 stars 5.8
Vaha Vainuku DT Salt Lake City, UT East 6'3" 295 4.7 3 stars 5.6
Reshawn Hooker LB Fontana, CA A.B. Miller 6'2" 200 4.6 3 stars 5.7
Jake Jackson LB Carlsbad, CA La Costa Canyon 6'3" 205 hah 2 stars 5.4
Moana Ofahengaue LB Lehi, UT Westlake 6'4" 205 4.7 3 stars 5.7
Austin Lee DB Sandy, UT Alta 6'0" 185 4.6 3 stars 5.5
Alphonso Marsh DB Compton, CA Dominguez 6'3" 175 hah 3 stars 5.7
Justin Thomas DB Orange, TX West Orange-Stark 5'9" 170 4.4 4 stars 5.8
Chase Hansen ATH Highland, UT Lone Peak 6'3" 197 4.5 4 stars 5.8
Reginald Porter ATH Amite, LA Amite 6'1" 190 4.5 3 stars 5.5

Utah did pretty well. Best class in history? No. Best class in their history? Maybe; I don't feel like reading their wikipedia article again right now. But when you look at the recruits; they're carrying around a lot of extra pounds in their mid-section. Really all that extra weight are linemen to replace whichever other linemen don't last through the spring, and poor eating habits over the holidays.

Don't worry, some of that will slough off during spring training...

Mountain West Connection: CSU Announces Their Class

Current Colorado State Rams 2012 Verbal Commits:

Name Pos Location High School Ht Wt 40 Stars Rating
Craig Leonard QB Fort Collins, CO Fossil Ridge 6'4" 215 4.8 0 stars 0.0
Joe Hansley WR Highlands Ranch, CO Highlands Ranch 5'10" 170 4.5 0 stones 0 crates
Jordon Vaden WR Brighton, CO Prairie View 6'3" 170 4.6 2 stars 5.3
Brett Jordan TE Bellaire, TX Bellaire 6'5" 245 hah 3 stars 5.5
Tommey Morris TE Odessa, TX Permian 6'0" 200 4.6 2 stars 5.4
Daniel Nwosu TE Washington D.C. Dunbar 6'4" 217 4.7 0 stars 0.0
Nick Callender OL Berkeley, CA St. Mary's 6'6" 275 hah 0 stars 0.0
Tomas Rivera OL Long Beach, CA Poly 6'6" 310 hah 0 stars 0.0
Fred Zerblis OL Loganville, GA Grayson 6'2" 290 hah 2 stars 5.4
Mitch Frentescu DE Walnut Creek, CA Las Lomas 6'3" 245 hah 0 stars 0.0
Johnny Schupp DE Vacaville, CA VacaVille 6'6" 235 hah 0 stars 0.0
Calvin Tonga DT Yuma, AZ Arizona Western C.C. 6'4" 340 hah 3 stars 5.5
Fredrick Walker DT Barnesville, GA Lamar County 6'3" 295 hah 0 stars 0.0
Kevin Davis LB Fountain, CO Fountain Ft Carson 6'3" 220 4.7 3 stars 5.6
Nick Januska LB Ventura, CA Ventura 6'2" 215 hah 0 stars 0.0
Bryan Ohene LB Mansfield, TX Mansfield Summit 6'1" 208 hah 2 stars 5.2
Nolan Peralta LB Wildomar, CA Elsinore 6'4" 225 hah 0 stars 0.0
Josh Bowman DB Abilene, TX Abilene Cooper 6'0" 182 hah 2 stars 5.2
D'Arric Thomas DB Dallas, TX Carter 5'11" 180 4.4 2 stars 5.4
Keenan Adams K Bainbridge, GA Bainbridge 5'10" 186 hah 2 stars 5.2

If the college football offseason is like Oregon Trail, then CSU already had a snakebite, and they've woken up to find out that all their food has spoiled, and they're about to be surrounded by Buffaloes with nothing to defend themselves...

Go Buffs

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