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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