The Colorado football program is wrapped up its 2010 recruiting class with a flurry of activity Sunday, the final day coaches were allowed to contact prospects.
CU received commitments from three players who accepted scholarship offers and also welcomed at least one more who plans to come to Boulder as an invited walk-on. One of the new commitments won`t join the program until 2011.
Running back Justin Torres, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound player from La Mirada High School in California, accepted an offer from CU coaches on Sunday. Torres is expected to play fullback and possibly some tailback in Boulder.
He was coached the past two seasons by former CU quarterback Mike Moschetti, who sent film of Torres to CU coaches.
Colorado was Torres` only scholarship offer, but Moschetti said a handful of major programs were making last-minute inquiries about him before he committed to the Buffs.
"He just does everything right," Moschetti said. "You tell him one time and he`s like a computer.
CU coaches received a second commitment from a running back Sunday morning when Cordary Clark accepted CU`s offer during his official visit to Boulder this weekend. Clark, a 6-2, 220-pound player from Phenix City, Ala., is another lightly recruited prospect lacking offers from Bowl Championship Series schools. Themajority of Colorado`s class fits that mold this year.
Clark chose the Buffs over Arkansas State, Army, Samford, Tulsa, Alabama-Birmingham and Western Kentucky.
"I felt so comfortable with the players and coaches and the environment at Colorado," Clark told Rivals.com. "I really liked everything about my visit so I decided to commit this morning."
The commitments from Torres and Clark help provide valuable depth to a depleted running back corps heading into the 2010 season. CU has four running backs in this class and will have seven scholarship running backs on the roster next fall.
Arizona offensive lineman Alex Lewis visited Boulder this weekend and accepted a scholarship offer beginning in 2011. He will greyshirt next fall, delaying his enrollment until January. Lewis is a 6-6, 255-pound tackle who is rated with three stars by the major recruiting services.
In addition, Colorado learned wide receiver Heath Davis, a product of Grandivew High School in Aurora, will accept an offer to join the program as a preferred walk-on. Davis, 6-0, 180, missed much of his senior season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
On Sunday, Davis said he is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation and expects to be able to participate fully in summer workouts and fall camp.
Davis joins Justin Gorman, a product of Manheim, Pa., as invited walk-ons in the 2010 class. CU will likely add a handful of other walk-ons before next season.
Coach Dan Hawkins continues to await a decision from Columbine linebacker and quarterback Danny Spond after his visit to Notre Dame. The Buffs are also waiting on a decision from longsnapper Joe St. Germain from Mater Dei High School in California.
The Buffs must replace four-year starter Justin Drescher at longsnapper and St. Germain is deciding between CU and Virginia Tech. He has said he is favoring the Hokies.