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National Signing Day 2016: Ronnie Blackmon is a Colorado Bufflo!

The speedy Georgia defensive back officially is a Buff!

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The agile corner from Georgia, Ronnie Blackmon, is now a part of the Buff family. An electrifying player, Blackmon was recruited by Charles Clark and surprised Buff fans by committing this summer and has stuck with them ever since. A generous 5'10, Blackmon is a special athlete who is in the mix to return punts and kicks immediately and should be in play in the defensive backfield soon enough. He has great hips, with an uncanny ability to change direction, and is a special athlete with the ball in his hands. Blackmon played in the East-West Bowl, and he had two interceptions in that high school all-star game.

Highlights

Welcome to the Buffs, Ronnie!

Ronnie Blackmon
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Image courtesy of Buff Stampede

Position: Cornerback
Measurables: 5-10/174 lbs.
40 Yard Dash: 4.52
High School: Westlake (Atlanta, Georgia) High School

Rankings
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- Rivals: 3-star, 5.6
- 247Sports: 3-star, 84
- Scout: 3-star
- ESPN: 3-star, 70

Other Schools of Interest (all offered) : Arizona, Boston College, Colorado State, Duke, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Louisville, SMU, Syracuse, Wake Forest, West Virginia

Status: Verbal with Colorado

Notes: From Rivals: "Blackmon has a strong desire to play both ways in college and he finished this past season eclipsing 1,000 all-purpose yards as well as recording four interceptions on the defensive side. The majority of schools envision him at the cornerback spot as well as a wide receiver."