When a buffalo gets moving in one direction, it’s hard to stop. The direction that this buffalo is moving in is COMMITS. It’s not a cardinal direction, but it is still quite recognizable. The momentum just keeps adding up. After a slow spot in the summer with no Cuin18 news, the Buffs have exploded since Coach MacIntyre got his extension. Yesterday, it was Delrick Abrams. Today, it’s Dimitri Stanley.
Stanley is a big commit in more ways than one. One, he’s a local product, hailing from Cherry Creek High School. That’s always good for local perception and his committing on 9 News certainly helped the Buffs. Two, he’s a legacy recruit. The son of Walter Stanley, he can hopefully bring his father’s speed and shiftiness back to Boulder. Plus, legacy recruits always have a love of the program baked in to their DNA. Finally, he’s a really good player. He committed to the Buffs over offers from Nebraska, Utah, Cal, and a host of other P5 and G5 programs.
It’s easy to see why he was so coveted from so many schools. He is just a supreme athlete. The main attribute that stands out for Stanley is body control. He knows exactly how and when to contort his body to make catches (on offense or defense). He also has good speed for his size and fantastic foot speed. He accelerates quickly and completely. All of these skills translate to either side of the ball. If he is a wide receiver, he would likely be the last wide receiver recruit for the Buffs. If he is a defensive back, he would be a good fit at safety or boundary corner.