In case you missed it yesterday, the Buffs received their third verbal commitment from Colorado prep tight end, Kyle Slavin. All three verbals this cycle have been from Colorado. ESPN has a scouting report on Slavin:
Slavin is a tight end prospect with solid size. He has good height and should be able to add more good bulk to his frame with time in a college weight program. He is not a kid that will blow you away with his ability as a receiver or blocker, but he displays the ability to do both well and contribute to an offense. He is a solid receiver who will flash the ability to extend his arms and go up and get the ball. He does though tend to catch the ball into his body. Does a solid job of using his frame to shield defenders from the ball. He runs solid routes. Does not display great speed to stretch the field, but can be a target in the short-to-intermediate passing game. He can be a solid receiving target, but his best upside may be as a blocker. He has some experience as an in-line blocker and needs to keep developing his technique, but with his size and some work he could be a productive blocker in the run game. From an in-line position does a good job of getting hand placement and when he gets locked on he can be tough to beat. You would like to see him deliver more of an initial pop and generate more power from his lower body. Shows some tenaciousness as a blocker, but needs to get his hips under him and pound his feet to help him stay with his man. Does a solid job in space of getting hands on his man. When the play breaks down he stays active and looks for the big hit. Slavin is a kid who could have good size, help move the chains by catching some passes, and be a productive blocker. He may not be a kid that wow's fans, but can be a solid player that can help an offense.
From all indications, I guess Slavin tore it up at the Buffs camp this past week proving to the coaches that he can catch, block and that he add the necessary weight to be successful at the next level. He is also a kid that bleeds black and gold with his parents attending the University.
Greg Biggins of ESPN breaks down the position MVP's for the NIKE camp here in Boulder the past weekend. Steamboat Spring and recent Cal Commit QB Austin Hinder took home co-MVP honors. A player still on the Buffs radar is DE Nduka Onyeali from Mullen High in Denver, Colorado. I guess he tore it up yesterday. He won't be highly ranked by the recruiting sites because he doesn't have prototypical size but neither did Elvis Dumervil in college and he turned out alright. This kid would be a great get for the Buffs.
D-line: Nduka Onyeali (Denver, Colo./Mullen)
If there was an overall MVP for the camp, regardless of position, it would have gone to Onyeali. The lineman was unblockable in one-on-one drills. He uses his hands very well and is incredibly strong. He plays on the edge but at 5-foot-11, he may have to make the move to linebacker or add weight and move inside to tackle in college. Regardless where he plays, Onyeali has the raw talent to be a difference-maker at the school of his choice.