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Recruiting update: Buffs football adds commitments for 2018, 2019 classes

Colorado’s football recruiting classes for 2018 and 2019 got bigger over the weekend.

Cornerback MeKhi Blackmon committed to the Buffaloes as part of their 2018 class, while offensive linemen Valentin Senn and Jake Wiley were added to the commitment list for the class for 2019.

Blackmon, who recently completed his freshman season at the College of San Mateo (Calif.), was one of 14 players on an official visit to CU this weekend. He received a scholarship offer on June 8, just a few days after a pair of scholarships opened up, and his visit to Boulder sealed his decision.

“There isn’t a doubt Colorado is the place for me,” he wrote on Twitter.

Blackmon was originally planning to graduate from CSM in December and find a new home in January, but as a full academic qualifier out of high school, he was able to transfer now. He said he plans to move to Boulder in July and be on the field when the Buffs open fall camp on Aug. 1.

Blackmon, who is 6-feet, 160 pounds, has four years to play three seasons, meaning he has a redshirt season available.

Wiley is a 6-foot-6 guard/tackle from Eaglecrest High School in Aurora and he has been somewhat of a late bloomer in the 2019 class. He didn’t have any Division I scholarship offers until a month ago, on May 24, when CU gave him an offer. That day, he also announced offers from Oklahoma State and Washington State.

Since then, Northern Colorado, UNLV, Arizona State and Colorado State have offered. Wiley visited Arizona State and Oklahoma State earlier this month, and he also visited Colorado State, Kansas State, Wyoming and South Dakota this spring. In the end, he chose to play in Boulder.

“Thank you to every school who has recruited me to play for their program, but one stuck out the most,” he wrote on Twitter.

Wiley is the fourth in-state prospect to commit to CU for 2019, joining Palmer Ridge quarterback Ty Evans, Highlands Ranch guard Austin Johnson and Valor Christian running back Joshia Davis.

Senn, a 6-7, 280-pound tackle from Austria, gave his commitment on Sunday. He visited CU earlier this month during an 11-day tour of the United States, where he picked up several offers.

“It’s the whole package,” he said of what stood out about CU. “Beginning with the education and the great campus. Of course the football team is awesome.

“I’m really excited about it and want to give everything for the team.”

Senn is the eighth player to commit for 2019. The class also includes receiver Braedin Huffman-Dixon of Mater Dei (Calif.) High School; cornerback KJ Trujillo of Orange (Calif.) Lutheran; and Kamryn Farrar of Skyline High School in Dallas.

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