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Explosive Georgia linebacker commits to the Colorado Buffaloes

Mel Tucker is a recruiting locomotive and the brakes were cut 20 years ago.

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

Sure, it’s not June anymore, but the changing of the calendar did not stop the Colorado Buffaloes’ momentum on the recruiting trail. Be it Darrian Chiaverini, Ross Els, Chris Kapilovic, or Tyson Summers, the Buffs assistants are traveling across the country and they are on fire right now. The latest success story? Jayland Parker pledging to the Buffs.

Parker hails from Macon, Georgia, a state that is proving to be more and more fruitful for this new look staff. Parker stars as an inside linebacker at Westside High School, and at 6’2, 207 pounds, he has great size for the position. Jayland has visited CU previously, but he actually waited until after he visited NC State to pull the trigger on his commitment. He has over a dozen P5 offers, but he chose the Buffs over his other finalists N.C. State and Purdue.

Without putting too much on his shoulders, Parker looks like a Roquon Smith clone on his tape. He is absolutely flying around the field making plays from the middle linebacker position. While that 6’2 height listing seems a bit dubious, he throws his body around well and doesn’t seem too small to be caught in the wash. He looks like he could fit inside or in a Davion Taylor type role on defense.

Welcome, Jayland!