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The Wait is Over: National Signing Day Thread Time!

Good Morning Buff Nation! We need Woodrow to post some music to get us ready for today. It's about time we got this thing going. It is finally here. We will know early on a few prospects like Emory Blake, Josh Moten and Byron Moore. Diante will announce around 11:00 am MT.

I will update this thread with things I hear and commits. I will also either run stories or fan posts with more information about Buff commitments. Hopefully today is stress free and we have some good news in the morning.

Go Buffs!


Let's make sure that we are careful with what we post from premium rivals and scout sources today.


Some helpful links for today: Rivals CU LOI / Commitment List / Link to Watch ESPNU online / Wire /


10:00 AM - Here is the latest release from

Four more undergrads and one junior college transfer have signed their national letter of intent to study and play football at Colorado and have been cleared by compliance: David Bakhtiari (OL, Burlingame, Cailf.), Clark Evans (QB, Los Alamitos, Calif.), Liloa Nobriga (Summerlin, Nev.), Edward Nuckols (DL, San Marcos, Calif.) and Andre Simmons (JC - WR, Blackville, S.C. / Independence [Kan.] CC).

9:15 AM - According to, 2* DL David Bakhtiari, 2* DE Forrest West and 3* Parker Orms have sent in their LOI. I think West and Bakhtiari have big upside.

9:02 AM - According to, 4* WR Diante Jackson has signed his LOI to join Oregon. Good luck to you, DJ.

8:52 AM - I can't tell you how excited I am that Ussery signed. He is the type of player and person the University needs. Great upside, great ability, great size. That is three wide receivers. Jarrod Darden, a surprise in Andre Simmons and Terdema Ussery. If we can get Diante Jackson, get your party shoes on!

8:48 AM - CU has issued this release regarding players they have got LOI's from:

Early signees include Nate Bonsu (DT, Allen, Texas), Jarrod Darden (WR, Keller, Texas), Zack Grossnickle (PK/P, Denver), Gus Handler (OL, Barrington, Ill.), Jack Harris (OL, Parker, Colo.), Nick Kasa (DE, Thornton, Colo.), Deji Olatoye (CB, Dublin, Ohio), Shaun Simon (OL, Broken Arrow, Okla.), Terdema Ussery (WR, Dallas), Derrick Webb (LB, Memphis, Tenn.) and Forrest West (DE, Canton, Conn.).

8:30 AM - A little recap for you. Here is what we know (or at least think we do): LOI sent in: 3* WR Jarrod Darden, 4* WR Andre Simmons, 3* DT Nate Bonsu, 2* DB Deji Olatoye, 3* Ath Josh Moten, 3* LB Derrick Webb, 2* OG Gus Handler and 2* C Shaun Simon reports 11 guys have sent in faxes as of 8:30am. They will release the list at 9:00am

Guys who committed elsewhere: 4* WR Emory Blake (Auburn), 4* S Byron Moore (USC) and 4* S Bradley McDougald (Kansas)

8:17 AM - 2* OL Gus Handler and 3* WR Jarrod Darden fax in LOI's to CU.

8:15 AM - 3* Ath Josh Moten commits to Colorado. I am excited to see what he brings to this team. He is an athlete and we can all agree that we need athletes. CU will give him a chance at QB.

8:11 AM - 4* S Byron Moore plays the game, re-commits to USC. Should have known better to get wrapped up in that saga.

8:00 AM - 4* WR JUCO Andre Simmons surprises all and faxes his LOI into CU. Big get!

7:50 AM - 3* LB Derrick Webb from Tennessee has faxed his LOI into CU. Welcome!

7:45 AM - 4* WR Emory Blake to Auburn per Bummer

7:30 AM - According to, Nate Bonsu and Deji Olatoye have officially sent in their LOI's. Welcome to the Buffs!

7:07 AM - 4* S/WR Bradley McDougald officially signs letter of intent to play with in Kansas. He is a good get for Mangini. There are rumors that he may be playing wide receiver at Kansas as well. He was once a former Ohio State commit and thought at one time to be a silent commit to the Colorado Buffaloes. His teammate is current Buff verbal commit, 2* CB Deji Olatoye. No biggie here for the Buffs, he was off the radar when he stated his intention to commit two weeks ago.


Since we are going to be here for a while today here are three new TRR daily jams to enjoy why wait for their decisions!

Matt & Kim - Daylight

Bon Iver - Daylights

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