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Buffaloes add to 2023 class with California defensive end

The next class of Buffs continues to impress.

NCAA Football: Washington State at Colorado Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Well well well, how the tables have turned. The Colorado Buffaloes briefly hired Vic So’oto this offseason, much to my delight. He is a great DL coach who is a fantastic recruiter up and down the west coast. Unfortunately, a better offer arrived from Pac-12 RIVAL California and So’oto left for greener pastures. That led Karl Dorrell to hire Gerald Chatman, who has a varied resume, largely centered in the Southeastern part of the country. However, in this head-to-head, the Buffs came out on top for the commitment of Carson Mott.

Mott hails from Simi Valley High School in California, where he plays on the edge of the defense. Mott, who is currently rated as the 61st best player in the state of California by 247 Sports, had plenty of offers to go along with his California commitment. Carson chose the Buffs over offers from Washington State, Arizona, Fresno State, San Diego State and others

Mott is one of the best pure pass-rushers that I have seen Dorrell recruit. He is long, at around 6’5, and lean, at around 240 pounds, and he explodes off the snap. He can stand up and play as an OLB or put his hand in the dirt as a DE, and he is always on the edge of a four man front. His length and physicality are impressive and I do think he is going to be tasked for going for sacks when he gets to Boulder.

Welcome, Carson