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Colorado loses its top 2011 recruit

Posted on: January 26, 2012 12:05 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

We're only a week away from national signing day in college football, and colleges are currently scrambling to put the finishing touches on their 2012 classes. Unfortunately for Colorado, some of the work the Buffaloes did putting their 2011 class together seems to be for naught.

Colorado will be losing two members of its 2011 class, including the highest-rated player in it, thanks to academic troubles.

Offensive lineman Paulay Asiata was a four-star recruit out of high school and played in parts of four games for the Buffaloes in 2011. He'll remain enrolled at Colorado for the spring semester as he tries to improve his grades, but he will not be on the football team and he's not sure about his future on the football field.

"All I have to say is I'm sorry, and this was a personal decision that I made," Asiata told the Daily Camera. "Also, I like to apologize to all the fans and I'm sorry I let them down."

"Honestly I really dont know [about my football future]. I'm going to pray about it because the passion is questionable at this point. I just need time right now to figure out everything because I know I have disappointed a lot of people, especially my teammates. They are the ones I care about the most, not the coaches." 

Freshman wide receiver Austin Vincent is also leaving the program. Like Asiata, Vincent struggled during the fall semester and has been ruled academically ineligible. Further complicating things for Vincent, he was suspended for the spring semester after allegedly exposing himself to an 18-year old female student while she was showering inside a dormitory washroom.

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Since: Feb 23, 2010
Posted on: January 27, 2012 5:31 pm

Colorado loses its top 2011 recruit

If I had the kinds of tutors these players get, I would have gotten straight A's in college. God Almighty, these players must really be stupid.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:34 am

Colorado loses its top 2011 recruit

 Please.....your daughter probably would have been pounded 20 times by that point.  What is one more when she is showering in a co-ed dorm.  She's obviously no stranger to public nudity.

Since: Apr 29, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 4:25 pm

Colorado loses its top 2011 recruit

Shock!  Colorado loses a couple of thugs off their football team. 

Unfortunately, it's these low-lifes that are getting press time, not the hundreds of STUDENT-athletes enrolled at Colorado that are doing the right thing by going to class, training and practicing in their sport.

In the military we have a saying, "You spend 95 percent of your time on five percent of your people."  What a shame.

Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 2:55 pm

Colorado loses its top 2011 recruit

No worries ~ the Buffs have a solid verbal from Yuri Wright. Remember?  "Yuri Wright, a top prep football player, was expelled from Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey, N.J. following a reported series of sexually charged and racist tweets, his coach told media outlets."  Perfect fit!

Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 2:37 pm

Colorado loses its top 2011 recruit

That was not horse play!!!! If it was my daughter I'd have what he'd shown to her cut off!!!!!

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 2:04 pm

Colorado loses its top 2011 recruit

Aw Come on! That Vincent dude was just engaging in some "horseplay." At least the guy was exposing himself to an adult member of the opposite sex and not some Cub Scout.

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