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Buffaloes land verbal commit from blue-chip wide receiver

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Laviska Shenault becomes the second 4-star receiver in the 2017 class.

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There's been a lot of build up for the Colorado Buffaloes 2017 recruiting class and a verbal commitment tonight from Laviska Shenault is another step closer to realizing those big expectations. Head coach Mike MacIntyre has put a staff in place that is off to one of the hottest starts to recruiting in recent memory.

Shenault is a consensus 4-star wide receiver out of Desoto, Texas, a high school football powerhouse that the Buffaloes would be well served to form stronger relationships with. Shenault has a very impressive offer list and is a versatile prospect that played outside and slot receiver, tight end and H-back so far in his high school career, averaging over 17 yards per reception last season.

Shenault is the fourth verbal in the 2017 class and the second 4-star wide receiver.

Welcome aboard, Laviska!

Laviska Shenault
Laviska Shenault
Image courtesy of Buff Stampede

Position: Wide Receiver
Measurables: 6-2/205 lbs.
40 Yard Dash: N/A
High School: Desoto (Desoto, Texas) High School

Rankings
:
Rivals: 4-star, 5.8
247Sports: 4-star, 8,9
Scout: 4-star
ESPN: No rating

Other Schools of Interest: Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State

Status: Verbal with Colorado

Notes: From Rivals: "My visit to Colorado was really exciting," Shenault said. "I liked the surroundings and was really impressed with their facilities. They have a good Engineering school, too."

He has been keeping in contact with CU co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Darrin Chiaverini and offensive graduate assistant Patrick Williams, who went to DeSoto High before enjoying success during his college career as a receiver for the Buffaloes