Colorado Buffs Pick Up Two New Recruits

Stuart WhitehairAnalyst INovember 9, 2009

Colorado picked up more than a victory this past weekend; they picked two new recruits for the incoming 2010 class.

The Colorado Daily reports that quarterback Munchie Legaux, a three-star player out of Edna Karr Magnet School in New Orleans, and wide receiver teammate Keenan Canty were in Boulder this past weekend for the Texas A&M game. They committed on Sunday.

Legaux has led his team to a 9-1 regular season record, and is excited that the Buffs recruited him to be a QB. “It was a place that needed me, not wanted me,” Legaux told

“I want to be at a place that needs me and not a school that just wants to add me to a spot on the roster.” Legaux, who has not ruled out taking other official visits, is rated as the No. 38 quarterback in the nation by, and the No. 12 dual-threat quarterback in the country by

The 6"4", 185-pound prospect chose Colorado over Michigan, Oregon, and Baylor (three schools that have young quarterbacks in place).

Not as highly recruited is Legaux’s teammate, wide receiver Keenan Canty.

The 5"9", 150-pound wideout is obviously smaller than has come to be the norm in college football, but Canty is undaunted. “I just see myself going there and performing,” Canty told BuffaloSportsNews.

“They were telling me that they also need some help at returns.” Canty has 34 catches for about 350 yards and seven touchdowns for Edna Karr Magnet School, but is unranked by either Scout or Rivals.

Canty’s only other scholarship offer to date was from Hampton University, though Canty did indicate he had received interest from Tulane and Mississippi.

While it is a bit unusual to obtain two commitments from the same school on the same weekend, there was, in fact, a third teammate from New Orleans in Boulder for the CU-A&M game.

Three-star defensive tackle prospect Harold Legania is also from Edna Karr Magnet School, but he did not commit to the Buffs.

Legania, who has already taken an official visit to Minnesota, has an offer from the Gophers, as well as offers from Mississippi, Virginia, Mississippi State, and North Carolina.

The New Orleans trio were amongst the 10 recruits who took official visits this past weekend. Of the remaining seven, one of the best options for the Buffs is offensive tackle Kaiwi Crabb, a three-star prospect from Honolulu.

Crabb is the No. 38 offensive tackle in the eyes of Rivals, but also ranks the Buffs “high” on his list of schools. Crabb also has offers from Hawaii and Washington, and has interest from Stanford and Oregon.

Colorado now has nine recruits for its 2010 class, is ranked 64th in the nation by (10th in the Big 12), and 50th in the nation by (11th in the Big 12).