The Colorado football team is already loaded with young talent at wide receiver, but on Monday, the Buffaloes added even more.

Daniel Arias, a three-star recruit from Henry M. Jackson High School in Washington, announced his verbal commitment to CU for the 2018 class.

"I'm so happy that I chose CU," Arias told "Ever since they offered, I knew it would be a place that would be hard to turn down.

"The facilities at CU are amazing, but the fact that (CU co-offensive coordinator/receivers coach Darrin Chiaverini) spent so much time with me one-on-one, that really stuck with me. The city was beautiful; it reminds me of Washington a lot. It's just a really special place."

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Arias participated in a camp at CU in June, turning heads with his performance. According to, he has offers from 19 other schools, including Air Force, Colorado State, Boise State, Michigan State, Oregon State and Utah.

Arias was the MVP of the wide receivers at a camp at USC last month and also performed well at a camp at UCLA, according to

Arias is the 11th player to commit to CU for the 2018 class, and the first receiver. He said CU is the only school he plans to see on an official visit.

CU features one of the best receiving corps in the country this year, led by seniors Bryce Bobo, Shay Fields and Devin Ross.


The Buffs signed four receivers in February, including four-star recruits KD Nixon and Laviska Shenault. They also have 2016 signees Johnny Huntley III and Derrion Rakestraw.

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