1. Dotson and the Huskies
Colorado football's 14th commit for 2014, running back Jomon Dotson, is reportedly receiving interest from one of the Buffaloes' Pac-12 rivals.
According to 247Sports.com's Justin Hopkins and NorCalPreps.com, the speedy back from American Canyon, Calif., is being pursued by the Washington Huskies and they want him to play on the defensive side of the ball at the next level. This news comes after a reported offer being extended from Boise State to Dotson.
Dotson committed to the Buffs at the beginning of October and has a CU visit scheduled for December. The 6-foot, 175-pound speedster nicknamed "Juice" is having a monster senior season, rushing for 1,411 yards on 116 carries with 23 touchdowns. He's also found the end zone twice in the passing game.
With sub-4.5 speed, Dotson has the potential to keep up with Pac-12 receivers if he were to end up as a defender. While Washington's interest raises an eyebrow in Ralphieland, the commit's excitement about CU's electrical engineering program and his verbal are hopefully enough to land him in Boulder.
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2. Fields to USC
CU 2014 target wide receiver Shay Fields from Bellflower, Calif., recently de-committed to Boise State and on Thursday he switched to the USC Trojans.
ESPN.com reports: "The process developed quickly. Shortly after the firing of Lane Kiffin, USC coaches Tee Martin and Ed Orgeron attended a St. John Bosco game in which Fields caught four touchdowns. A couple days later, Fields had the offer he had hoped for. He visited the Coliseum for USC's game against Arizona on Oct. 10 and came away impressed by the newfound intensity."
"I feel great now," the website reports Fields said.
That's the third commitment Orgeron has received since taking over at USC. Cross another wide out off Colorado's want list.
3. Top 20 under-the-radar freshmen
CU men's basketball freshman Dustin Thomas was included in CBS Sports writer Jon Rothstein's list of the "Top 20 under-the-radar freshmen."
Rothstein writes: "Dustin Thomas, F, Colorado: Late signee is undersized at 6-7 but brings instant toughness. Tad Boyle will lean on Thomas and red shirt freshman Wesley Gordon to replace Andre Roberson on the interior for the Buffaloes, who should be one of the better teams in the Pac-12. The underrated thing about Thomas? He made 48% of his three-point shots in high school."
4. More trouble for Lyerla
Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla was arrested last night for possession of cocaine. Things keep getting worse for a player who has NFL potential.
The USA Today reports: "Colt Lyerla, who left the University of Oregon football team earlier this month after a promising but troubled career, was arrested Wednesday for unlawful possession of cocaine and interfering with a police officer, according to the Lane County (Ore.) Sheriffs Department."
"Police observed Lyerla, 20, snorting what appeared to be a white powdery substance in a parked vehicle in Eugene, according to the report, and Lyerla admitted to using cocaine. According to the report, police detectives were working an unrelated case in the vicinity."
5. Brown to the Colts
We're a little behind the party on this one, but former Buffaloes cornerback Jalil Brown was signed by the Colts to take the roster spot of injured wide receiver Reggie Wayne, who tore his ACL against the Broncos. Brown was selected in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Chiefs, but was let go by K.C. in the final round of cuts in September.
ColtsAuthority.com writes: "Brown, 6-1, 204 pounds, recorded 22 tackles (20 solo), two passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 13 special teams tackles in 29 games played (two starts) with the Kansas City Chiefs."