Colorado lands fourth 2017 football recruit from Dallas area

Colorado lands fourth 2017 football recruit from Dallas area

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Colorado lands fourth 2017 football recruit from Dallas area

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Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre has landed four commitments from the Dallas area (Photo: Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)

Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre has landed four commitments from the Dallas area (Photo: Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)

Maybe Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre should just cut out the travel budget and open a recruiting office in Dallas.

On Tuesday, MacIntyre’s Buffaloes added their fourth commitment from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, including both of the class’ four-star recruits. The most recent Buffs pledge is Grant Polley, a three-star offensive lineman from Denton. He’s the second commit from Denton alone, following in the path of wide receiver Chris Miller.

Polley may be the most recent Buffs commit, but the true scene stealers have been the Texas wide receivers. In addition to Miller — who is also considered a possible defensive back commit — MacIntyre has already earned pledges from four-star Cedar Hill wideout Jaylon Jackson and four-star Laviska Shenault of DeSoto.

In all, the Buffs have 4 of their 14 commits come from the Dallas area, and 5 of 14 from the state of Texas (running back pledge Alex Fontenot, from Richmond, is the other). Obviously, Colorado is hardly the only out-of-state school to crash the Texas scene hard (we recently chronicled Iowa’s similar quest), but their success is particularly notable given the school’s history with the Big XII, which hosts all the state’s major football programs save Texas A&M.

One would think that Colorado’s defection to the Pac-12 would have made recruiting Texas kids harder. Apparently not. That Colorado has been able to build a top-30 recruiting class for 2017 is a massive testament to the depth of the talent in the Lone Star State … and Texas stars’ increasing willingness to leave state borders to play big-time football.

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