Colorado football recruiting: Buffs add two transfers, 3-star WR to commit list – The Denver Post

Colorado football recruiting: Buffs add two transfers, 3-star WR to commit list – The Denver Post

December 20, 2022

With national signing day quickly approaching, more players are getting eager to join the herd in Boulder.

On Monday, two transfers and a high school standout announced their verbal commitments to the Colorado Buffaloes and head coach Deion Sanders.

Former Clemson linebacker LaVonta Bentley and former Kent State offensive lineman Savion Washington are both heading to Boulder, as is three-star receiver Jacob Page from Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Bentley, listed by Clemson at 6-foot, 235 pounds, has spent the last four seasons with the Tigers, racking up 73 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. He played in 40 games (two starts), with 417 snaps played. He averaged one tackle for every 5.7 snaps played.

This season, he played only 163 snaps, but had 21 tackles, three TFLs and a sack. Coming out of Jackson-Olin (Ala.) High School, he was rated a four-star recruit and one of the top 20 linebackers in the 2019 class. He had 16 scholarship offers, including from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon and South Carolina.

Washington was a 10-game starter at Kent State this season, lining up at right tackle. The 6-foot-8, 322-pounder was a sophomore this season. After not suiting up in 2020, he played in one game in 2021 before becoming a regular starter this season.

Washington will be reunited with new CU offensive coordinator Sean Lewis and offensive line coach Bill O’Boyle. Both coached Washington at Kent State the past three seasons.

Bentley and Washington both have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Page is listed as 6-2.5 and 176 pounds by 247Sports.com. He has 17 scholarship offers, including from Virginia Tech, Washington and seven other Power 5 schools.

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According to MaxPreps.com, Page caught 66 passes for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns over the past two seasons at Blackman (Tenn.) High School.

Also on Monday, Snow College receiver Deuce Roberson also announced his commitment to CU as a preferred walk-on. The 5-9, 180-pound Roberson caught 24 passes for 349 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games at Snow this season. A 2020 graduate of Palmer Ridge High School in Colorado Springs, he caught 210 passes for 4,042 yards and 37 touchdowns during his prep career with two 1,000-yard seasons.

The early signing period begins Wednesday. CU has 13 high school players and three transfers verbally committed.

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