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High caliber safety joins 2019 Buffaloes class

The defensive backs keep rolling in.

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

ShaDon Brown and Ashley Ambrose are on fire, folks. This article is about the Colorado Buffaloes and their 12th commitment. This article is also about the 5th defensive back commitment. I venture to say that right now, no other defensive back coach (or coaches) in the Pac-12 are recruiting as well.

The latest player to join the 2019 class is Titus Toler. If that name sounds somewhat familiar, it’s because his father, Robert Toler, played WR in the late 90’s for the Buffs. The younger Toler plays at St. John Bosco High School, a power in Southern California and the high school of Shay Fields and Jacob Callier. Titus has split time between QB and safety for the Braves, but he is focusing on safety in college.

As he should. He is a high profile recruit. Toler chose the Buffs over other finalists Washington and Arizona State and offers from Boston College, California, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, and Washington State. Any defensive back that gets an offer from Washington and Colorado should be an automatic offer for the rest of the conference.

Titus Toler is a classic safety recruit. His sophomore year tape shows a lot of fantastic traits for a safety. He reads the plays quickly and plays downhill towards the line of scrimmage. His quick hips lets him stick with wide receivers on slant routes, and he plays the ball instead of the receiver regularly. He is the only pure safety in this defensive back class, with Jaylen Martin and KJ Trujillo playing as pure CBs, Don Chapman acting as a DB, and Mark Perry starting as a safety with the ability to move to CB if need be.

Welcome, Titus!