Buffs lands productive LB Gamboa

Rick Gamboa (West Hills, Calif./Chaminade College Prep), the 2012 L.A. Daily News Defensive Player of the Year, has committed to sign with Colorado, the Daily Camera reports.

He selected the Buffaloes over scholarship offers from Idaho and UTEP. Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, UCLA and Washington also showed interest in the 6-foot, 220-pound rising senior.

Last fall, Gamboa registered 159 tackles, including two games with more than 20 stops, seven sacks and one interception from his inside linebacker spot. He posted 113 tackles as a sophomore.

Colorado now has five players on board for 2014.