Buffs hosting junior day

Buffs hosting junior day

The annual spring game at Colorado will be played at night for the first time in history Saturday. Former coaches Bill McCartney and Gary Barnett are returning to coach an alumni flag football game beforehand, but the highlight of the weekend for the program might be hosting more than 25 recruits from around the nation for Junior Day on campus. Get inside for more on who will attend.

The marquee name among the list of recruits planning to visit Boulder this weekend is Stefon Diggs, a wide receiver from Olney, Md., who will be among the most highly recruited players in the nation in the 2012 cycle.

Diggs is friends with CU 2011 signee Sherard Harrington, a cornerback from the Washington D.C. area who opted to play his college ball in Boulder after learning the coach Jon Embree and strength coach Malcolm Blacken had left the Washington Redskins to take over at CU.

Diggs isn't the only high profile prospect in the group. Two of CU running back Tony Jones' former high school teammates will be on hand as well. Defensive backs Elijah Shumate and Yuri Wright are both highly recruited prospects from Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey.

Another Don Bosco product is expected to join his teammates in Boulder, but it will still be three years before he will actually put on a college uniform. Sophomore defensive lineman Alquadin Muhammed is reportedly making the trip.

Several players who have already committed to CU in the 2012 class will visit the Buffs, including Clay Norgard, Tyler Henington and Benjamin Catalon.

While Diggs and the kids from Don Bosco will receive plenty of attention, Colorado is hosting two players this weekend who could actually be on next season's team.

Former Georgia wide receiver Logan Gray is visiting and has been offered a scholarship by CU coaches. He is eligible to transfer and play right away in his senior season because he will graduate from Georgia in May.

CU also will host another possible wide receiver addition in Thomas Carter, a prospect from Cajon High School in California, who earned Player of the Year accolades in his league and played quarterback as a senior.

In-state prospects such as Paul Thurston, Evan Baylis and Alex Kozan and Shane Callahan also are expected to be on hand.

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