Wednesday marked National Signing day for NCAA Division I athletes, and the CU Buffs welcomed an exciting new class of student-athletes via social media.  Here’s a quick look at some of the top football recruits, with info on each one courtesy of The Ralphie Report and head coach Mike MacIntyre, plus the player’s reaction when available.

Akil Jones

Per The Ralphie Report (RR): “The 6-foot-1, 220 lbs., linebacker may be red-shirted this year, but could see playing time sooner than expected.”

Pookie Maka

RR: “The 6-foot-3, linebacker from rival state Utah may need to put on some weight to make the first team, but he has the speed to make tackles on both sides of the line of scrimmage.”

Colby Pursell

RR: “The quick-footed guard is excellent at getting to the second level and playing road grater for his backs behind him.”

Anthony Julmisse

RR: “Julmise has the tools to play both in the backfield and the slot, has fantastic agility, and the burst to pick up chunks of yards.”

Johnny Huntley III

RR: The 6-foot-3 receiver has “great ball skills, a huge frame, and enough speed to gain separation on the bigger corner-backs.  He should be able to play immediatley.”

Sam Noyer

RR: “Noyer joins a crowded QB depth chart, but has a great arm, large frame, and great accuracy while throwing on the run.”

Trey Udoffia

RR: “He is great as a press corner, and earned all district defensive player of the year honors. He wants to play immediately and has the athleticism and skill to do so. Udoffia may end up to be the biggest steal of the class.”

Juwann Winfree

RR: “Winfree recently decommitted from Pitt after his visit to Boulder. He’s a big boy at 6-foot-2, 200 lbs., and figures to immediately be in play for the top WR spot. He shows size, speed, agility, and strong upfield cuts, something that has been missing for the Buffs.”

Chance Lytle

RR: “Lytle has a massive frame and great feet. He is the most polished pass protector of the group, something sorely needed after the Buffs struggled with pass protection last year.”

Terriek Roberts

RR: “The big athlete from Denver may not make an immediate impact, but has huge upside potential. Roberts can play both sides of the trenches. He has plenty of athleticism to be a 3-4 defensive end, and once he puts on weight, could also be a great offensive tackle.”

Hunter Vaughn

RR: “Vaughn is 6-foot-8 with plenty of room on his frame for good weight. He will most likely delay his enrollment (and therefore eligibility) by a semester. Vaughn participated in the Blue-Grey All American Bowl, and his highlights show a bulldozer of a recruit.”

Drew Lewis

RR: “Lewis is an explosive athlete who goes downhill rather than scraping left to right. He can shed blocks or go around them, and punishes people for coming near his turf. Lewis should come in and compete immediately for a starting position at linebacker.”

Ca’ron Baham

RR: “Baham’s best attribute is a big one: speed for days. Ca’ron can run past a lot of pursuit angles, and he should wreak havoc with his physicality and explosiveness.”

Ronnie Blackmon

RR: “Blackmon is in the mix to be a return man immediately and should play in the defensive backfield soon enough. He has great hips, great ability to change direction, and is special with the ball in his hands. He played in the East-West Bowl, and he had two interceptions in the game.

Beau Bisharat

RR: “The California athlete, who will play running back at CU, is the first Rivals250 commit in 4 years for the Buffs. A tall runner with an upright style and a refusal to go down, Bisharat has quick feet, great speed for his size, and cuts in traffic.”

Derrion Rakestraw

RR: “Rakestraw has an effortless stride and sneaky athleticism. He can high point the ball really well and can block well from the outside. Due to his slight build, he may red-shirt this year, but he will be a contributor during his career here.”

The Buffs open their season Sep. 2 at Sports Authority Field against the CSU Rams.

Contributors: Keller Minton, Maddie Pass