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

Don Chapman, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound safety, announced his verbal commitment on KUSI News in San Diego on Tuesday evening.

"I'm going to be playing college football at the University of Colorado," Chapman, from San Diego's Lincoln High School, announced. "Colorado is a great program. (Head coach Mike MacIntyre), coach ShaDon (Brown) and coach (Ashley) Ambrose I really clicked with. I just fell in love with everything they're doing up there. It's also great that the head coach is a DB guy, too. That works in my favor."

Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com, Chapman has 14 scholarship offers, including from Arizona, Colorado State, Southern California and Washington State.

Last season, at Lincoln, Chapman recorded 84 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. As a receiver on offense, he caught 17 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns.

Having made his decision, he said on KUSI that this year, "I'm not going to hold back. I have nothing to lose. I just want to get better and grow with my team."

Chapman is the 11th player to commit to CU for the class of 2019 and the fifth to commit since June 23.

Chapman is also the fourth defensive back to commit, joining Orange (Calif.) Lutheran cornerback KJ Trujillo, Eleanor Roosevelt (Calif.) cornerback Jaylen Martin and Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) safety Mark Perry.


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Lincoln has produced several great football players over the years, including Pro Football Hall of Fame running backs Terrell Davis, of the Denver Broncos, and Marcus Allen.

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