The nationwide hunt for Buffs is truly proving that borders don’t matter in 2020. Despite the historical focus on Colorado, Texas, and California, the Colorado Buffaloes are going everywhere for talent and ending up in places like Arkansas, North Carolina, and now, Alabama. Edgar Amaya brought them down to the football stronghold, and his pledge signals a continuation of what we’ve seen out of the offensive line.
Amaya is from Russellville in northwest Alabama, a smallish town that houses Russellville High School, where he plays his ball. The 6’3, 300 pound guard was committed to Kansas for some of this recruiting process, but he decommitted to fully explore his other options. He ended up choosing Colorado over strong interest from Mississippi State, Kansas, Illinois, and a few of the powerhouse Sun Belt teams in the area (Arkansas State looms large).
Amaya is a straight up power player. His tape shows just how mean he can be. Amaya maintains leverage, keeps his arms out, and just bulldozes people. He has enough speed to get around and pull as a guard or a tackle, but that is not where his strength lies. His strength is, well, his strength. Think of how the Buffs just dominated Stanford and UCLA up front. It was not with finesse blocking. They went out and punched those teams in the mouth. Edgar Amaya is very good at punching teams in the mouth.