In somewhat of a surprise, talented fullback Christian Powell (Upland, Calif.) de-committed from UCLA just a day before signing day and will sign with Colorado.
Powell originally chose the Bruins over the Buffs and said location was a big reason for his decision.
"I decided Monday night," Powell said. "I like the way Colorado plans to use me. I just felt this is what I needed and what I wanted to do, and I'll have a great opportunity to make an impact there."
"I think that may have played a role," Upland coach and recruiting coordinator Mike Esquival said. "He's close with those guys, and if you're going to go away, it's good to feel comfortable. I'm still surprised by it; none of us saw this coming."