Mel Tucker is a legend in the Cleveland area. He grew up there, under his dad’s shadow, played there, returned to coach there in the NFL, people from Cleveland know who Mel Tucker is. This helped him recruit for Ohio State when he was on that staff, and the same goes for Georgia and Alabama. It follows that it would also bring benefits to Colorado football. The first example of those benefits started in the 2020 class by the name of William Anglen.
Anglen plays for Glenville High School, one of the better programs in the Cleveland area. His coach there is Ted Ginn Sr., who knows Tucker well. Anglen did a big of everything for Glenville this year, but he looks like he’s playing safety at the next level. At 6’2 and just under 200 pounds, he has great size for the position. Anglen ended up choosing between Cincinnati and Colorado for college, and boy is CU lucky that he made the right choice.
Given Anglen’s talent level and the lack of proven depth at the safety position, he will factor in pretty quickly for the Buffaloes. His senior tape, on both sides of the ball, is disgusting. He is just the best player on the field every time he steps out there, which makes everyone else look a little worse. He has great short moves, long strides, and fluid hips, all things that translate well to being a safety. Don’t be surprised if you see him returning kicks, either. The man is an athlete.