2023 College Football Class Review: Colorado

By Corey Long - @CoreyLong
Updated April 29, 2022.

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2023 College Recruiting - 5 Commits

Last Player Grade Published on April 29, 2022
Colorado logo WR Isaiah Hardge (Fort Lauderdale, FL) commits to Colorado  View Class

Hardge (5-11, 164) is a nice get for Colorado. He's a tough kid who will get out on the perimeter and block even though he is usually at a size disadvantage. Hardge has good hands, and he's going to be well developed coming from one of the top high school programs in the nation. He needs to get stronger, and that will help him catch more balls in traffic. I think he can get there.

Isaiah Hardge's Player Grade: C+
Colorado logo LB C.J. Turner (Star City, AR) commits to Colorado  View Class

One of my friends Chris Demarest, a former linebacker coach at Rutgers and N.C. State, loved recruiting running backs at athletes because they could end up playing running back, cornerback, safety or linebacker, depending on their size. Turner (6-1, 210) is a big running back who is being recruited as a linebacker. He plays both ways in high school, but his speed and agility will really serve him well as a linebacker in college because the position has become much more about lateral movement and playing in space than what it used to be. I think we'll see more of Turner on defense as a senior in high school, and I'll be curious to track his development because he's a good athlete.

C.J. Turner's Player Grade: C+
Colorado logo S Adrian Wilson (Keller, TX) commits to Colorado  View Class

Colorado lands a verbal from a second Texas prospect in less than a week. Wilson (6-0, 170) is a two-way player, but he's most comfortable on defense and playing closer to the box. He can defend along the boundary, come up in run support and make tackles. Wilson plays wide receiver, but on his film, I don't see his ball skills translating to defense like I expected. He reacts well to the play, although he relies on being in the the right position over speed.

Adrian Wilson's Player Grade: C
Colorado logo RB A.J. Newberry (Grand Prairie, TX) commits to Colorado  View Class

Newberry (5-11, 182) has some real quickness for his size, and it's no surprise to see that he also runs track. He is a playmaker who can do some things in space. If Newberry can improve as a receiver and a blocker, I believe he has three-down potential. I think he will make some strides as a tougher runner between the tackles too. There is some good upside here.

A.J. Newberry's Player Grade: B-
Colorado logo OT Naquil Betrand (Philadelphia, PA) commits to Colorado  View Class

Colorado goes across the country for Betrand, a mammoth offensive lineman from the mid-Atlantic area. In pictures, Betrand looks even bigger than 6-foot-7, 310 pounds, maybe closer to 330 pounds. Betrand makes his presence known at the point of contact. I mean he lands a big shot almost every time. Betrand is aggressive and pretty nasty, but he struggles holding on to blocks because his weight comes forward too quickly, and on film, I see him stumbling at times against defensive linemen who are a little slick with their movements. He's a project for sure, but you can't teach size, so let's see where he is three years from now.

Naquil Betrand's Player Grade: C+

All Commitments - 5

Most recent Commitment on April 20, 2022
  • 4/20 - Isaiah Hardge WR
  • 4/17 - C.J. Turner LB
  • 4/15 - Adrian Wilson S
  • 4/11 - A.J. Newberry RB
  • 3/27 - Naquil Betrand OT

Last Season's Roster:

  • Seniors: 11
  • Juniors: 23
  • Sophmores: 24
  • Freshmen: 50
CB: 5 Players | 3 games played
Sr:0 Jr:1 So:0 Fr:4
Player Class Games|Starts
Kaylin Moore Fr 1|0
Nikko Reed Fr 1|0
Tyrin Taylor Fr 1|0
Trey Ortega Fr 0|0
Jaylen Striker Jr 0|0
DB: 12 Players | 10 games played
Sr:1 Jr:5 So:1 Fr:5
Player Class Games|Starts
Mekhi Blackmon Sr 1|1
Christian Gonzalez Fr 1|1
Isaiah Lewis Jr 1|1
Chris Miller Jr 1|1
Mark Perry Jr 1|1
Curtis Appleton Jr 1|0
Nigel Bethel So 1|0
Anthony Lyle Jr 1|0
Trustin Oliver Fr 1|0
Trevor Woods Fr 1|0
Toren Pittman Fr 0|0
Syre Stewart Fr 0|0
DE: 1 Players | 0 games played
Sr:0 Jr:0 So:0 Fr:1
Player Class Games|Starts
Blayne Toll Fr 0|0
DL: 13 Players | 8 games played
Sr:1 Jr:3 So:5 Fr:4
Player Class Games|Starts
Terrance Lang Jr 1|1
Na'im Rodman So 1|1
Jalen Sami So 1|1
Justin Jackson Jr 1|0
Janaz Jordan Jr 1|0
Tyas Martin Fr 1|0
Jayden Simon So 1|0
Ryan Williams Fr 1|0
Allan Baugh Fr 0|0
Jeremiah Doss Sr 0|0
Mason Maddox Fr 0|0
Jr., Lloyd Murray So 0|0
Kaanan Turnbull So 0|0
K: 3 Players | 1 games played
Sr:0 Jr:0 So:2 Fr:1
Player Class Games|Starts
Cole Becker Fr 1|0
Evan Price So 0|0
Daniel Willis So 0|0
LB: 20 Players | 11 games played
Sr:5 Jr:4 So:1 Fr:10
Player Class Games|Starts
Nate Landman Sr 1|1
Quinn Perry Sr 1|1
Carson Wells Sr 1|1
Joshka Gustav Fr 1|0
Marvin Ham Fr 1|0
Jack Lamb Jr 1|0
Zephaniah Maea Fr 1|0
Jamar Montgomery Sr 1|0
Ray Robinson Jr 1|0
Guy Thomas Jr 1|0
Jonathan Van Diest Sr 1|0
Robert Barnes Jr 0|0
Devin Grant Fr 0|0
Geno Macias Fr 0|0
Zion Magalei Fr 0|0
Mason Midgett Fr 0|0
Tommy Notarainni Fr 0|0
Katin Suprenant Fr 0|0
Mister Williams So 0|0
Alvin Williams Fr 0|0
LS: 2 Players | 1 games played
Sr:0 Jr:0 So:0 Fr:2
Player Class Games|Starts
Derek Bedell Fr 1|0
Cameron Warchuck Fr 0|0
OL: 13 Players | 10 games played
Sr:1 Jr:4 So:3 Fr:5
Player Class Games|Starts
Kary Kutsch Sr 1|1
Chance Lytle Jr 1|1
Colby Pursell Jr 1|1
Kanan Ray Jr 1|1
Jake Wiley Fr 1|1
Austin Johnson Fr 1|0
Joshua Jynes So 1|0
Carson Lee Fr 1|0
Casey Roddick Jr 1|0
Max Wray So 1|0
Noah Fenske Fr 0|0
Frank Fillip So 0|0
Jack Seavall Fr 0|0
P: 2 Players | 1 games played
Sr:1 Jr:0 So:0 Fr:1
Player Class Games|Starts
Josh Watts Sr 1|0
Noah Hubbard Fr 0|0
QB: 4 Players | 2 games played
Sr:0 Jr:0 So:1 Fr:3
Player Class Games|Starts
Brendon Lewis Fr 1|1
Drew Carter Fr 1|0
J.T. Shrout So 0|0
Jordan Woolverton Fr 0|0
RB: 8 Players | 6 games played
Sr:0 Jr:1 So:4 Fr:3
Player Class Games|Starts
Jarek Broussard So 1|1
Ashaad Clayton Fr 1|0
Joe Davis So 1|0
Alex Fontenot Jr 1|0
Deion Smith So 1|0
Jayle Stacks So 1|0
Charlie Offerdahl Fr 0|0
Noah Wagner Fr 0|0
S: 1 Players | 0 games played
Sr:0 Jr:0 So:1 Fr:0
Player Class Games|Starts
Steele Dubar So 0|0
TE: 10 Players | 6 games played
Sr:2 Jr:2 So:3 Fr:3
Player Class Games|Starts
Brady Russell Jr 1|1
Matt Lynch Sr 1|0
Nico Magri Jr 1|0
Alec Pell So 1|0
Jared Poplawski Sr 1|0
C.J. Schmanski So 1|0
Caleb Fauria Fr 0|0
Erik Olsen Fr 0|0
Louis Passarello So 0|0
Austin Smith Fr 0|0
WR: 14 Players | 9 games played
Sr:0 Jr:3 So:3 Fr:8
Player Class Games|Starts
Daniel Arias Jr 1|1
Brenden Rice So 1|1
Dimitri Stanley So 1|1
Michael Harrison Fr 1|0
Jaylon Jackson Jr 1|0
Montana Lemonious-Craig Fr 1|0
Chase Penry Fr 1|0
Ty Robinson Fr 1|0
La'Vontae Shenault So 1|0
Maurice Bell Jr 0|0
Chris Carpenter Fr 0|0
Ben Finneseth Fr 0|0
Jack Hestera Fr 0|0
Keith Miller III Fr 0|0


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