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California LB Commits to the Buffs

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The backer becomes the 8th commit of the 2018 class

NCAA Football: Washington State at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Clyde Drexler and Walt Frazier, inexplicably nicknamed Clyde, are both legendary sporting Clydes. Clyde Simmons put together a great NFL career as a sack master. But as far as I can remember, CU has never had a Clyde that was memorable on the field. Clyde Moore is about to change that.

The SoCal prep star becomes the 8th commit for the Buffs this recruiting cycle, and the second from California. As an inside linebacker, he racked up tackles at Corona Del Mar High School, one of the bigger high schools in Southern California. He picked the Buffs over offers from Arizona State, Hawaii, and San Jose State. Why did those schools want him?

Well, because he’s really good at being a linebacker. He and Rick Gamboa share a number and home region, but they also share a play style. Clyde plays smart and trusts his instincts, which allows him to play faster than players who may have a better 40 time. When you watch his tape, it’s easy to be impressed. He follows the ball well, sifts through the trash at the line of scrimmage, and finishes the play with an exclamation point. The only possible knock is his size, and even then, he’s not undersized. He’s just not supersized. Welcome, Clyde!