Nate Landman is joining The Rise of the Buffaloes.

On Saturday night, the linebacker from Danville, Calif., announced his commitment to Colorado for the 2017 class.

Landman made his announcement on Twitter, posting: “After talking with my family I have decided to commit to the University of Colorado! I want to thank my family, friends, and coaches who helped me get to this point! This has been a great experience for me and I can’t wait to be a Buff! #GOBUFFS.”

After 10 consecutive losing seasons, CU had built up some recruiting momentum this year, calling it “The Rise.” Landman is the 18th player to give a verbal commitment to CU for the class of 2017.

The Buffs signed 17 players last February for the 2016 class.

An outside linebacker/defensive end at Monte Vista High School, Landman is 6-foot-3, 210 pounds. He has a three-star rating by and, and had a dozen other scholarship offers, including from Arizona, Boise State, Colorado State, Oregon State and Washington State.

Of the 18 commitments CU has at this point, 15 of them are rated at least three stars by either Rivals or Scout, or both.

— Brian Howell

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