It’s always hard to recruit for a brand new position on the team. The STAR position did not exist previously for the Colorado Buffaloes, so it’s hard to manufacture depth of the nothing that was there before. Currently, the Star position is a hodge-podge of defensive backs and linebackers, with Davion Taylor emerging as a savior last year. Now, in Mel Tucker’s first full class, the Buffs are starting to recruit for the position. That means you get a perfect fit like Toren Pittman.
Pittman hails from Lone Star High School in Frisco, Texas, outside of Dallas. Darrin Chiaverini continues to work magic in that city. Toren is a tall 6’3 and around 200 pounds. Aside from every regional school offering him, Pittman also had offers from a resurgent Baylor and Arkansas. He committed to CU pretty soon after seeing the campus, and really, who can blame him?
He flies around the field. Put on the tape, you see a missile that is beating running backs to the edge. As we talked about when he committed, Pittman arrives with bad intentions to the ball. Watching Taylor play the STAR position, it’s easy to see why Toren fits in there just as easily. He moves so easily, can stay with tight ends and running backs, and outphysicals receivers. Give him some time to bulk up, and Toren is a unique weapon on defense.