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Colorado Football beefs up 2022 recruiting class with pair of tackles

Finally, Colorado football gets a recruit from Colorado.

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After signing zero prep offensive tackles in the 2021 class, the Colorado Buffaloes got two OT commitments in less than a week. Mitch Rodrigue has desperately tried to make this offensive line bigger and he got two huge bodies to help him. McKale Boley and Travis Gray, both over 6’5, committed to the Buffs last week.

Let’s start with the out-of-towner. Boley visited the Buffs from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The small town produced another Colorado commit this cycle, Carter Edwards, so Rodrigue must have some connections down there. Boley is a relative unknown in the recruiting game and is very new to football. He grew up playing soccer and switched to the more violent game in high school. At 6’6 and over 280 pounds, it’s easy to see why. It’s really hard to find information on Boley’s other offers, potentially because he had no others or because he is a pretty private guy. Either way, the Buffs definitely took a chance bringing him to Boulder and scooping him up.

His tape is scant, at best. His most recent video shows him in a practice setting, which gives you a good idea of his frame and not much else. He wears 280 pounds well and could easily bulk up to 310-330 in college. His feet seem to move pretty fast, too.

Welcome, McKale!

Now, on to the legacy recruit. Travis Gray plays for Cherokee Trail in Aurora, Colorado, and is the Buffs first commit from the Centennial State. Cherokee Trail recently produced Evan Worthington, who was a solid contributor at safety for years. Gray’s father also played at CU, and I’m glad to see that Travis and the Buffs found each other during this recruiting process. Gray has continued to grow, and now stands at 6’6 and around 300 pounds. He chose the Buffs over Arizona, ASU, and Maryland.

His 6’6 frame towers over almost every school he played his junior year in 5A competition in Colorado. He is very physical with these players regardless and finishes blocks well. There is a very solid foundation for coaches to work with, especially at his size. He needs to get a little quicker off the block, but that will happen as he grows into his body.

Welcome, Travis!