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The Hits Keep Coming: Florida Linebacker Commits!

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Carson Wells joins the Rise afer visiting a camp in Boulder.

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Another big bodied linebacker decided to pledge to the Buffs tonight, as Carson Wells announced his commitment. Wells is the first CU commit from Florida (Dante Sparaco is technically from Colorado, as he just transferred to a Florida high school for one semester) and he brings some of that famous Southern speed to his position.

Wells always plays in control and aggressive, moving towards the ball quickly and in position. He consistently blows up double teams (against suspect competition) and displays a nice bull rush, locking arms well and churning his feet. He's very aware of the play develops and flows towards the ball with ease. He has great straight-line speed (as evidenced by the tweet) and his short area quickness looks to be there. Leavitt loves to take high school OLBs and move them inside, and I wouldn't be surprised if Wells becomes another one of his projects. At the very least, he will be a fantastic special teams gunner for his first part of eligibility.

Welcome, Carson!

Carson Wells
Carson Wells
Image courtesy of 247sports

Position: Outside Linebacker
Measurables: 6'3, 225 lbs.
40 Yard Dash: N/A
School: South Sumter (Bushnell, Florida) High School

Rankings
:
- Scout: 2-star
- Rivals: 2-star
- 247Sports: 2-star
- ESPN: No rating

Other Schools of Interest: Air Force, Army, Florida Atlantic, South Florida, Tulane

Status: Verbal with Colorado

Notes: From Rivals: "That is why I decided to come out here to visit, since I had the offer," he said. "I had never seen mountains like this before. It is beautiful out here. At first I thought it was cool that Colorado offered and now that I have seen the place, it kind of hit me like I really want to come here."