Colorado has added another defensive lineman to its 2019 football recruiting class.

On Sunday, Jayden Simon of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., announced his verbal commitment to the Buffs.

Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com and two-star by Rivals.com, the 6-foot-4, 280-pound Simon took an official visit to CU this past weekend.

As a senior in the fall, Simon had 54 tackles, including 20 for loss and nine sacks, in just nine games. He also had an interception.

Simon also has offers from Montana State, Portland State and Sacramento State.

Simon is the 22nd member of CU's 2019 class, including 16 that signed during the early signing period in December. The regular signing period begins Feb. 6.

CU has put an emphasis on the trenches in this class. Simon is the sixth addition to the defensive line, with five of those added since Mel Tucker took over as head coach in early December.

In December, CU signed junior college defensive linemen Jeremiah Doss and Janaz Jordan, as well as high school recruits Na'im Rodman and Austin Williams. The Buffs also added Auburn graduate transfer Jaunta'vius Johnson.

The Buffs lost three defensive linemen to graduation - Javier Edwards, Jase Franke and Chris Mulumba - and Israel Antwine, a true freshman starter last season, transferred to Oklahoma State.

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33.


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