With a week of training camp now in the books, including three days of hitting, Colorado head football coach Mike MacIntyre was able to give a good assessment of the true freshmen on the Buffaloes' roster.
On Monday, the first-year CU coach pointed to several of the newcomers that have stood out so far in camp.
"The two young defensive ends have looked good to me, Jimmie Gilbert and Derek McCartney," MacIntyre said.
Defensive line coach Jim Jeffcoat also praised Gilbert early in camp. McCartney is the grandson of former CU coach Bill McCartney.
MacIntyre also said defensive back Chidobe Awuzie and linebacker Addison Gillam have been impressive early.
On offense, MacIntyre said a couple of the running backs have looked good. Also, receiver Devin Ross "has showed some good things and we'll see how he does under pressure," and quarterback Sefo Liufau "has done well as a freshman."
The Buffs also have six freshmen on the offensive line and MacIntyre is pleased that they have all received a lot of repetitions.Follow Brian on Twitter: @BrianHowell33.