The University of Colorado will be one of 16 schools nationwide that ESPN will offer live reports from during its 11 hours of National Signing Day coverage on Feb. 1.

This will be the first time since ESPN expanded its coverage of letter-of-intent day in 2006 that Colorado will be one of its featured schools. The Buffaloes are the only team that will be covered from the Mountain and Pacific Time zones, as eight of the schools are from the Southeastern Conference. Many of this year's schools have annually appeared during ESPN's coverage as joining CU in hosting the cable network will be Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M.

Kris Budden will be reporting live from Boulder, with interviews to be conducted with CU head coach Mike MacIntyre and select players, including some of Colorado's 12 early enrollees.

Colorado's recruiting class at present has been ranked anywhere from 10th (PrepStar) to 23rd (ESPN); CU's last top 20 class was in 2008.

ESPN's extensive multi-platform coverage will span all of its networks as well as ESPN.com. The 12th annual event provides the latest news and information on team's recruiting classes as top recruits make their official commitments.

The day gets underway with an ESPNU special at 6 a.m. MST before jumping to ESPN2 at 10 a.m. The final two hours (3-5 p.m.) will then wrap up on ESPNU.



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