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ESPN coming to Boulder for 2017 National Signing Day

Colorado’s the only Pac-12 school covered by the network on Feb. 1.

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One week away from finalizing the 2017 football recruiting class, the Colorado Buffaloes will be featured in the national spotlight for National Signing Day on Feb. 1.

ESPN will have sixteen reporters at schools across the country as part of their of multi-platform National Signing Day coverage on Wednesday, February 1. And for the first time since 2006, when the Worldwide Leader began expanded coverage of National Signing Day, Colorado will be one of those featured schools.

Colorado is joined by Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Kentucky, Michgan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, Texas and Texas A&M to round out the network’s 11 hours of coverage.

And on February 1st, defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson, the 34th ranked player in the ESPN300 will announce where he will be playing in the fall. Frontrunners to land Chaisson are Texas, Florida, LSU and Colorado. Should Falo, Chaisson or BOTH sign letters of intent to play at Colorado, MacIntyre and the Buffs would close with one of their best recruiting classes in school history.

Sideline reporter Kris Budden will be in Boulder conducting interviews with 2016 AP Coach of the Year Mike MacIntyre and select players, including a few of the Buffs twelve early enrollees. Colorado currently has the 23rd ranked class according to ESPN’s Recruiting Nation, but a lot could change between now and National Signing Day. The top ranked ‘Tight End-H’ in the ESPN300/No. 92 overall, Inderkum (C.A.) High School’s Josh Falo is expected to choose between Oregon, USC and Colorado on January 30.

The 12th annual ESPNU Signing Day Special presented by Nissan begins February 1 at 6 a.m. MT. Highlights of ESPN’s coverage are listed below:

· Twelve On-air Announcements from Top Recruits; Interview with No. 1 Overall Trey Smith

· Former LSU Head Coach Les Miles Will Share Insight on Recruiting Process as Guest Analyst

· Five-hour Special on ESPN2

· Reporters Live from 16 Schools Across the Country

· ESPN.com to Provide Live News, Analysis and Updates; Hourly Recruiting Nation Class Rankings Updates