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Buffs Land 12th Commit in Texas DE Kirk Poston

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The Buffs received a verbal pledge from Texas DE prospect Kirk Poston today. Poston seems like a very solid prospect and other than QB Munchie Legaux, he has the most BCS offers of any other current verbal commitment. Poston's main recruiting contact was defensive line coach Romeo Bandison. Kirk's father is an NFL agent. A few sources has the 6'2" 232 pound defensive end running a 4.7 forty and he looks pretty big on film. Defensive end is certainly a position of need on this team as Forrest West and Marquez Herrod are really the only returning defensive ends from 2009 who played extensively. The coaching staff moved Josh Hartigan to DE late in the year, Conrad Obi was only in on seven plays a year ago and highly recruited freshman Nick Kasa battled injuries all year. Colorado also has another verbal from defensive end California prospect Chidera Uzo-Diribe. Uzo-Diribe has only played football for two years at the high school level so he is a raw talent but is very athletic. More on Poston below:

 

Kirk Poston
Rivals Star Rating -
DE - Houston, TX - St. Pius X High School
Recruiting Sites: Rivals - Scout - ESPN.com
Video: YouTube
Measurables: 6'2" 232lbs
Rankings: Rivals - NR, Scout - 120th DE, ESPN - 93rd DE
Status - Committed to Colorado
Offers and Other Interested Schools - offers from Colorado, Arizona, Baylor, Georgia Tech, Houston, Duke, Kansas State

From KDVR Denver:

Kirk Poston, the defensive end out of St. Pius X high school in Houston, Texas, has made his choice to play for the Buffaloes.

"My highly recruited son, (defensive end out of Houston) verbally commits to the University of Colorado," said Kirk's father, NFL agent Carl Poston to Fox31's Josina Anderson.

Poston is a 6'2, 230lb defensive lineman that has been described as physical and hard playing. Scouts have written Poston is best utilized when he's allowed to roam around the line.


Poston visited Colorado's campus Nov.7, the same weekend his father's client Ty Law came to town and agreed to play for the Broncos.

"I like defensive line coach Romeo Bandison, and CU's business school. Plus with a few more players we can play for a national championship like CU did in the past," said Kirk Poston via text.

Poston finished his senior season with 13 sacks.

Here is ESPN.com'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. While he looks a little bigger on film then what he is listed, it might be more ideal if he could add more bulk and fit a bit more into a defensive tackle type role. He displays a good get-off. He is a tough kid versus the run. Displays the ability to fairly consistently come off the ball and generate power from his lower body and shoot his hands and stand a blocker up and hold his ground. Displays good strength to be able to shed from the block. Needs to be a little more consistent in quickly pressing the blocker off him when he engages. He plays with a good motor and pursues to the ball. He is a solid tackler. He displays adequate ability to change directions in a short-area. As a pass rusher he is not a kid that will just run by blockers, but flashes the ability to be violent with his hands in trying to knock the blockers hands down. He can also bull rush when he comes off the ball low. 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.

St. Pius X's coach Rene Ramirez describes Poston:

Daniels, the University of Texas signee, and senior Kirk Poston anchor the defensive line at the ends.

"They're both ferocious in the way they play the game," coach Rene Ramirez said of Daniels and Poston. "They're both intense and they put a lot of pressure on the (opposing) quarterback."

"He’s a high motor guy and a great student."

Poston was named TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) Division One All State first team defense in 2008.

Here is a highlight video from his junior year: