BOULDER — If Mel Tucker was looking to lock the gates to recruiters from outside the state, the scoreboard — CU Buffs 34, Nebraska 31 — last Saturday didn’t just send a message to prospective high school prospects.
It sent a statement.
“A huge statement,” Blair Angulo, Mountain region recruiting analyst with 247Sports.com, told The Denver Post.
“Not only because they’re in the first year (of Tucker’s era) and it’s a rivalry game. But from a recruiting standpoint, both of these programs battle it out in some of these battleground states — Colorado being one of them.”
The Huskers (1-1) feature nine former Colorado high school players on their roster, including 247Sports’ No. 1 in-state prospect for 2019 (former Valororiginal post to view the full content.