1. Target Watch: Terian "Tee" Goree
If you take a look at the list of 14 verbal commitments Colorado football has landed for 2014, the wide receiver position is notably absent. That could change if the Buffs' most recent offer to Carthage, Texas, prospect Terian "Tee" Goree pans out.
The 2014 recruit posted on his Twitter page last night that he received an offer from the Buffs. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound Goree is listed as a two-star recruit by Rivals and a three-star by Scout. While he's unranked by Rivals, Scout has the east Texas target at No. 136 for 2014 receivers. His highlight video above has a 4.4 40, but the recruiting networks don't list a time for Goree.
According to the East Texas Sports Network, Goree has pulled in 45 catches for 926 yards and 17 touchdowns for the 6-1 Class 3A Bulldogs this season. The 17 touchdowns match his total from his junior season and he's only one away from tying the school record.
Add Colorado to the list of Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe, Memphis, North Texas and Texas El Paso in Goree's reported offers. One has to imagine former receiver and CU recruiting coordinator Troy Walters is leading the pitch for CU in Carthage.
According to Scout, Goree joins 2014 CU targets Kaelin Deboskie (Tucson, Ariz.), Tre Hartley (Milpitas, Calif.), Donovan Lee (RB/WR, Westhills, Calif.), David Williams (S/WR, Los Angeles) as potential future black-and-gold wide outs.
2. Thomas Welsh
The Los Angeles 7-foot center who recently visited Boulder has taken another trip to see Steve Alford's UCLA men's basketball program. UCLA Rivals writer Neal Nieves tweeted that Thomas Welsh was once again in Westwood, it's the third time he has unofficially visited the Bruins. While Welsh reportedly enjoyed his official to Colorado, UCLA might be in the driver's seat to land a commitment.
2014 Center Thomas Welsh is taking an un official visit to UCLA today.— Neal Nieves (@NealNieves) October 15, 2013
3. Tory Miller
Three-star power forward Tory Miller out of New Hampshire was in Milwaukee last weekend for "Marquette Madness" not long after visiting CU with Welsh. Miller joined Ahmed Hill (a top 100 shooting guard) and others for Golden Eagle coach Buzz Williams' hoops season kickoff event. It worked for Hill as he verbaled to the school on Saturday. That makes three Rivals four-stars the Eagles have landed for 2014.
According to Zagsblog.com, Miller told SNY.tv that he enjoyed his Marquette official, but isn't sure when he'll decide on where he'll play college ball. Buffs fans likely hope CU 201 commit Dominique Collier's friendship with Miller is strong enough to sway his decision.
4. Sefo and CU
The Denver Post's Mark Kiszla continues the run of new Buffs starting quarterback Sefo Liufau press with a column titled "CU Buffs' Sefo Liufau enters graveyard of college quarterbacks."
Kizla writes: "There's a powerful right arm on the side of Liufau, and a shiny cross hanging from his 18-year-old neck. In this job, he probably will need both a strong arm and strong faith to survive. Being the CU quarterback can be hazardous duty, not recommended for the faint of heart."
"The bottom line: It doesn't really matter who coaches the Buffaloes. They won't return to glory until a coach finds the quarterback who can make the difference between winning and losing."
"There's reason to believe Liufau can be the first guy in nearly a decade capable of walking through the graveyard of college quarterbacks without getting buried."
Only time will tell.
5. CSU stadium
Instead of donations of straight cash, Colorado State would prefer contractors bidding for its proposed 42,000-seat stadium job give materials to the cause. The Coloradoan reports on the newest bump in the road in the building process in Fort Collins.
"Colorado State University has withdrawn its request that on-campus football stadium contractors make cash donations to the project after the state's top building official called the proposal 'concerning.' "
"Instead, the university is asking whoever builds the stadium - along with their subcontractors - to donate materials to the construction effort. The university says encouraging private contractors to donate will help them meet fundraising goals."
"In the third world, you don't get a contract unless you grease somebody's palm," stadium critic Bob Vangermeersch told the newspaper. "This basically says they're desperate and they're trying to squeeze out donation money wherever they can."