CU football still waiting on two promising rookies |

CU football still waiting on two promising rookies

Colorado football coach Dan Hawkins said today that a promising rookie recruit will likely not be with the team this fall and another is having his eligibility delayed.

Defensive tackle Edward Nuckols, a four-star recruit from San Marcos (Calif.), has not yet met NCAA academic standards, Hawkins said. Nuckols will likely grayshirt this season before enrolling at CU in January. The grayshirt means he will not be able to practice with the team before he is enrolled.

Nuckols had one of the highest ratings among CU’s signees in February and the team thought he might earn early playing time after the departure of two DT starters from last season.

“He is extremely explosive,” Hawkins said then. “He just knocks people off the ball … a Warren Sapp-type player.”

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