Mel Tucker is trying his absolute hardest to get the average weight of his football team above 250. Through sheer focus and quantity of linemen, he just might get the Colorado Buffaloes there.
In their short time in Boulder, Tucker and D-line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh one giant prep defensive lineman (over 300 pounds), a grad transfer from Auburn (over 300 pounds), a still very large lineman from Washington at 280, two very large juco players (260 and 300), and now Lloyd Murray, who stands at a gargantuan 310 pounds. This 2019 class will be stress testing the weight room floor.
Murray is a big-time prospect who had an interesting recruitment. Lloyd plays for Hirschi High School, which is located in Wichita Falls, Texas. Early in the process, he grabbed offers from just about every big program in the area. Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Georgia, LSU, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, USC, and Wisconsin offered him, among many others, and he committed to Ole Miss very briefly before opening his recruitment up again. That is the best offer list for a CU recruit in a long time, though given that CU was his only official visit, it’s doubtful that all of those offers were commitable this late in the process.
It’s easy to see how he earned those big time offers. His highlight tape is littered with the poor souls who happened to be in his way. He stand out immediately due to his size, and even with 300+ pounds, he explodes towards the ball. He played in both a 3 man and a 4 man front, and frequently beat the offensive linemen off the snap. Given the shaky depth in Boulder, I expect him to play right away.