Cherry Creek’s Dimitri Stanley verbally commits to CU Buffs

Andy Colwell / The Denver Post
Receiver Dimitri Stanley caught 65 passes for 970 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior.

One of the most dynamic high school football players in the state is staying home for college.

Cherry Creek receiver Dimitri Stanley announced on 9News on Saturday that he has given his verbal commitment to play at Colorado, adding to the Buffaloes’ impressive list of pledges for the 2018 recruiting class.

Rated three stars by and, Stanley will follow in the footsteps of his father, Walter Stanley, who played receiver at CU from 1980-81.

The younger Stanley is a speedy, 6-foot, 180-pound receiver who has more than a dozen scholarship offers. In addition to CU, Stanley has offers from Arizona State, California, Colorado State, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisville, Nebraska, Northern Colorado, Utah, Utah State and Wyoming.

As a junior last year, Stanley caught 65 passes for 970 yards and 13 touchdowns, while also rushing eight times for 87 yards and two scores. He added more than 300 yards in kick and punt returns.

In basketball, Stanley averaged 11.8 points and 2.8 assists for the Bruins this past season. In track and field, he had a personal best time of 10.96 seconds in the 100 meters this year. He was 10th in the Class 5A state meet in the 100 and fifth in the 200 meters (22.02 seconds).

Stanley is the 13th player to commit to CU for the 2018 class and the second receiver.

The elder Stanley caught 28 passes for 490 yards and three touchdowns in his two seasons at CU. He averaged 25.1 yards per catch in 1981. He had five catches for 222 yards in the 1981 season opener against Texas Tech – still the second-best single-game yardage total in CU history.

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