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Texas defensive lineman commits to Colorado Buffaloes

More Lone Star State talent is coming to Boulder.

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The Colorado Buffaloes were supposed to add Southern California connections under this new staff. Karl Dorrell has deep connections to Los Angeles and the area as a whole. Demetrice Martin is a legend in the Inland Empire. I was expecting more of a Golden State flavor. However, the Buffs have doubled down on Texas and these new commits are no exception.

The latest and greatest in this line is Aaron Austin. The man with two first names hails from Fort Worth, Texas, and attends North Crowley High School. Austin is 6’2 and 240 pounds and plays on the edge of the defensive line. He has offers from Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas and a few other Power 5 offers.

His tape shows a frame that can easily put on weight. Austin has active hands and sheds blockers with ease at the high school level. Aaron holds a lot of weight in his legs and he constantly drives towards the ball. He doesn’t necessarily have Von Miller speed off the edge, but he plays more like hybrid defensive end or a 3-4 defensive end.

Welcome, Aaron!