Another recruit joins Colorado's commit list, and the first true pass-rusher is on the board. Jacob Callier, out of prestigious St. John Bosco in Southern California and one of the most dominant linemen in the Trinity League, has committed to the Buffs. As a senior playing in possibly the toughest league in high school football, Callier has 6 tackles for loss with eight sacks, and sacked fellow Buff commit Tyler Lytle a few times this season. Now they both get to terrorize other Pac-12 teams. Callier joins fellow Bosco alum Shay Fields on the Buffs, and one can only hope that Callier repeats the success on the field that Fields has had.
Callier shows some great things in his tape. He has active hands, good initial push, and a quick jump off the snap. His relentless motor lets him chase down plays, and he looks like coach's dream. His measurables for a rusher aren't ideal, but with production like his in a league that he plays in, you don't question much. If he was three inches taller, he'd have offers from everybody. At the risk of downplaying Callier's athleticism and measurables, he just looks like a football player. He won't be the biggest, fastest, or strongest, but he just seems to make plays. Callier has a nice inside swim move that gives him a direct line to the QB, and he recognizes screens almost immediately, a nice trait to have in the Pac-12. Simply put, Callier is a great addition to the program.
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Position: Defensive End/Outside Linebacker
Other Schools of Interest: Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State
Status: Verbal with Colorado