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Colorado Gains First Football Commitment Under Karl Dorrell

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And it comes from an unlikely place

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Everything about the new era of Colorado Football has been unorthodox. It’s weird to hire a new coach in February. It’s weird to have a new coach start without spring football (and possibly fall football). It’s weird to hire a head coach that hasn’t been in college for ten years. And it’s weird to have the first new Buff commitment come Florida, the Sunshine State. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad.

Allen Baugh is a 6’3, 250 pound defensive end. There isn’t a lot of tape out for Allen, as he happens to play on St. Thomas Aquinas, possibly the most decorated high school football program of all time. That means that Baugh has been stuck behind four and five stars for a lot of his career. It also means that he has been getting some fantastic coaching and should come in pretty polished. Allen has a pretty sizable offer list that includes Maryland and Boston College, who offered in recent weeks. He also had some nice regional offers from UCF and FAU that shouldn’t be ignored. He’s a solid player.

His tape will show that. He generally plays outside while in a 3-4 scheme and inside in a 4-3, meaning that he can play the run. He’s longer than he is tall, which is good for creating leverage, and he flows well to the ball-carrier. It can be tough to attribute his great play with any of the outcomes in his tape because the team around his just so stacked, but he has a great frame, nice length, and plays with great fundamentals. Not a bad start to the 2021 Karl Dorrell class.

Welcome, Allen!