Tad Boyle is 2-0 at home this fall.

Colorado's head coach received another verbal commitment on Monday when Dustin Thomas -- a 6-foot-8 forward from Texarkana, Texas -- called to say he wanted to be a Buff.

Thomas, who was also being recruited by old Big 12 rival Oklahoma, visited CU last weekend and quickly decided that playing in the Pac-12 in Boulder was the right choice for him.

Thomas is the second member of Boyle's 2013 class. The Buffs received a verbal commitment from Jaron Hopkins after the versatile 6-4 guard from Mesa, Ariz., visited campus a week earlier and took in the Rocky Mountain Showdown.

The sad state of the CU football program, which lost to Colorado State during Hopkins' visit and to Sacramento State during Thomas' visit, clearly has no impact on Boyle's ability to close the deal.

The CU coaching staff discovered Thomas during the spring on the AAU circuit and coveted the big man as soon as they saw him shoot from distance. Thomas averaged 20 points, 14 rebounds, five steals and six assists per game last season.

Even more impressive was Thomas' 3-point shooting (48 percent).

The Buffs only have one senior, Sabatino Chen, on the 2012-13 roster. However, there is a good chance 6-7 junior rebounding machine Andre Roberson -- who was lightly recruited coming out of San Antonio -- will leave early for the NBA draft if he has another great season in the Pac-12.

Thomas will help fill the void right away if Roberson leaves. He joins a talented young core that includes current sophomores Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie and the six-man 2012 recruiting class comprised of true freshmen.


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