It has been a tough couple weeks for CU coach Jon Embree and his staff’s in-state recruiting efforts.
Two of the top targets in the state in the 2012 cycle have announced in recent days they are leaving the state for college. Hard to blame either one.
Chaparral High School tackle Shane Callahan announced he is going to defending national champion Auburn and Mullen High School quarterback Cyler Miles is reportedly headed to Seattle to play at Washington.
Callahan was known to be one of the Buffs top-three in-state offensive line targets. Miles is probably less of a blow considering CU already has a commitment from Shane Dillon at quarterback.
Colorado already has commitments from two in-state prospects. Both are defensive linemen Clay Norgard of Mountain Vista and Tyler Henington of Mullen. So it’s not as if Embree is striking out.
It’s also important for CU fans to remember that no matter how good the CU staff is at recruiting and no matter how high in the polls the Buffs might eventually be ranked, no coaching staff is ever going to get every important in-state recruit to stay home. It’s just unrealistic. Some kids want to get out and see the world.
There is a lot of time between now and February and Callahan and Miles could change their minds. Wouldn’t be the first time a recruit has switched a commitment. But Colorado fans sure could use some good news in recruiting to get their minds off the ones that got away.