Facing a pivotal signing day in less than three weeks, Colorado football coaches made a good impression on a flock of recruits this weekend.
CU hosted 13 players on official visits, with 12 of them being high school seniors.
The headlining visitor was Texas Tech transfer quarterback Davis Webb, who has one year of eligibility remaining and can play this fall.
Webb could not be reached on Sunday, but on Saturday he tweeted a picture of himself wearing a No. 7 Colorado jersey while standing in the locker room with his parents. With the picture, he tweeted, “What a visit thus far in Boulder!! #RunRalphieRun.”
Lorenzo Burns, a receiver/defensive back from Temecula, Calif., is another top target as the Buffs prepare for the Feb. 3 signing day. Hosted by CU cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Nick Fisher, Burns said he had a great trip.
“They’re in the running,” he said. “They’re in the top. I thought the facilities were great. They did a good job of building them and trying to make them one of the best in the nation and the conference.”
Burns said his choices are down to CU, Arizona and California. He took an official visit to Arizona on Dec. 11 and is trying to line up a visit to Cal. Burns added that he will likely make a choice prior to signing day, but will not be announcing his choice until Feb. 3.
Burns, who played receiver and cornerback at Linfield Christian High School, said CU projects him as a cornerback, but he will have the option of trying both sides of the ball.
“I like wide receiver more, but I think the best position for me will be (defensive back),” he said.
A trio of teammates from John Ehret High School in Marrero, La., also made the trip. Defensive backs Jarrius Wallace and Ca’Ron Baham and linebacker Dejon Harris were all impressed with CU, Wallace said.
“We all liked it there,” he said. “We’re all really considering it.”
Wallace said he has CU and Arizona in his final two, and he plans to visit Arizona this next weekend.
Wallace and Baham have been close friends for years and would like to play together in college. CU is the only school in the running for both, however. Baham will visit Tulane this next weekend.
“Yeah, it’s most likely going to be like that,” Wallace said of him and Baham picking the same school. “It depends on how the chips may fall with certain situations. It’s about what fits either one of us best for our future. It doesn’t have to happen, but we would like that.”
Three players who have already given verbal commits to CU — linebacker Akil Jones, athlete Patrick Taylor Jr. and cornerback Trey Udoffia — were in Boulder over the weekend, as well.
CU also hosted Ronnie Turner, a receiver from Hartnell Community College; linebacker Jordyn Brooks and athlete Ethan Davidson from Houston; offensive lineman Colby Pursell from Newhall, Calif.; and Coye Fairman from Humble, Texas.
Brooks has been committed to Texas Tech since last summer, but appears to be considering CU as an option.
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