It is shaping up to be quite a fruitful weekend for the Colorado Buffaloes. After the Buffs added a potential instant starter, it looks like Mel Tucker and Darrin Chiaverini have reeled in another difference maker.
Chris Carpenter, a blazing-fast WR from Texas, becomes the 5th commit from the 4th different state for the 2020 class. Carpenter, from Jacksonville High School (southeast from Dallas and north of Houston), is a rising senior that has some big-time offers. He chose Colorado with offers from other P5 schools like Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Oregon and Virginia.
Carpenter has wheels. Pure, electric speed. Sure, KD Nixon has freaky accelaration and burst, and Dimitri Stanley is amazingly quick. But I don’t know if the Buffs and Coach Chev have anyone as fast as Chris Carpenter. It takes about two seconds of tape to see that he has true game-breaking speed. Long speed. Paul Richardson speed. Carpenter can just fly, and he’s not scared of contact. A great pick up.
UPDATE: Carpenter will play defensive back instead of wide receiver. Apparently he’s the archetype of the Mel Tucker cornerback — speedy, twitchy and then taught how to be a DB. He’s got the speed, the hands, isn’t afraid of contact and is long enough to bother receivers.