Running back Aaron Baltazar is still working to finish several classes that will allow him to complete the transfer process to the University of Colorado
CU football coach Mike MacIntyre said he remains hopeful that Baltazar can join the program this season, but he can't say for sure at this point if the transfer from Boise State via a junior college will be on the roster this fall.
“He should be," MacIntyre said. "He’s finishing up a couple class things.”
MacIntyre said Baltazar remains at home in the San Diego area and could report late to fall camp in August because he might not have grades in the classes he is finishing by Aug. 4 when CU players report and Aug. 5 when practices start.
If Baltazar is able to join the program this fall, he would be another player capable of earning the starting job and a significant percentage of carries this season. MacIntyre and his staff have chosen to use a rotation of four running backs in each of their first two seasons at CU. Three running backs who earned significant playing time last season return this season.
Senior Christian Powell has been the program's leading rusher in each of the past three years.
Junior Michael Adkins was on his way to leading the team in rushing last season until he was injured late in the season and sophomore Phillip Lindsay brought a fiery presence as the team's hardest running back a year ago as a redshirt freshman.
Baltazar played one season at Bose State in 2013 but was injured in the fifth game of the year. He is physically ready to return to the football field.
CU also added a pair of freshman running backs in the 2015 class in Patrick Carr from The Woodlands, Texas, and Donald Gordon from Long Beach, Calif.