Wells' decision gives the Buffaloes 19 players that have pledged to CU for the 2017 class. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder impressed the Buffaloes' coaches during the Under the Lights camp in June, flashing speed that may be a major asset as a pass rusher at the collegiate level.
Wells has 17 scholarship offers, according to Scout.com, and I was able to catch up with him to talk about his decision to play for CU:
Buffzone: What made you decide on Colorado?
Wells: I've been praying about it a lot and I feel like it's the right decision. The facilities and the campus and the level of football I'd be playing in, I just couldn't turn that down.
Buffzone: You and your parents spent several days in Colorado in June. Did that make a big impression, as well, or was it mainly football?
Wells: Both, really. The campus itself is beautiful and being in the mountains, it was awesome.
Buffzone: What impresses you about what CU is doing on defense, and how do you fit in to the Buffs' scheme?
Wells: It's pretty good. They're looking at putting me at a 3-4 outside linebacker, and coach likes my length and my ability to run in space, so that can be good.
Buffzone: What other schools were you seriously considering?
Wells: I really liked USF (South Florida), with it being close to home and everybody being able to come see me, but I feel like Colorado had more to offer. I visited about a dozen schools this summer. I went to CU, Louisville, Western Kentucky, Mercer, Samford, Florida, Florida State, USF, Air Force, Auburn.
Buffzone: Is it exciting for you to see the defensive talent being added to the 2017 class?
Wells: Oh yeah, definitely. It'll inspire some great competition.
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