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National Signing Day 2016: Derrion Rakestraw is a Colorado Buffalo!

The rangy receiver from Georgia is officially a Buff!

Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports

Derrion Rakestraw, a tall receiver prospect from Sequoyah, Georgia, is officially a Buff! Rakestraw was recruited by Charles Clark and is one of two recruits form the Buffs successful foray into Georgia this recruiting cycle. Rakestraw played both ways for his high school team, but he is expected to play wide-out for the Buffs. Rakestraw has an effortless stride and sneaky athleticism, and it doesn't look he's ever trying too hard on the field. He can high point the ball really well and can block well from the outside. Due to his slight build, he may red-shirt this year, but he will be a contributor during his career here.


Welcome to the Buffs, Derrion!

Derrion Rakestraw

Image courtesy of Buff Stampede

Position: Wide Receiver
Measurables: 6-3/175 lbs.
40 Yard Dash: N/A
High School: Sequoyah (Woodstock, GA) H.S.

- Rivals: 2-star, 5.3
- 247Sports: 3-star, .79
- Scout: No rating
- ESPN: No rating

Other Schools of Interest: Appalachian St. (O), Georgia Southern (O), Miami (OH) (O), Middle Tennessee St. (O), Troy (O), Arizona St. , Cincinnati, Georgia, Tennessee

Status: Verbal with Colorado

Notes: From Rivals ($): "Everybody says [CU] campus is beautiful and I saw it in pictures but actually seeing it in person, that really sold me."