Anytime a coaching change takes place or even a rumored change, you can always expect some recruiting fall out to take place soon after. At Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde, the Mustangs have a pair of players who have committed to the Buffs with one saying he's going to stand pat and the other taking an official visit this weekend.
Colorado was the first school to jump on Mustang teammates Jonathan Hawkins and Deandre Reed after the two camped in Boulder over the summer. Both were offered scholarships during the camp and both committed to CU on their official visit in early October. The question now is whether the two will still be playing together in college.
"Jonathan is still solid and isn't looking at anyone else," Mustang head coach Pete Duffy said. "He's just going to wait things out and I told him when there's a coaching change, the school will just about always honor the commitments of those players who had previously committed. He really loves it at Colorado so he wants to wait it out, see who the new coach is going to be and go from there.
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"Deandre is a different story. He still likes Colorado but he wants to make sure he's doing the right thing. Arizona has been on him for a long time and absolutely love the kid. They have been trying to get a visit out of him so we called them up today and he's going to visit there this weekend (Dec. 9). They offered him over a month ago and really love how he plays.
"Deandre has a serious interest in Arizona right now and is going to take this visit with an open mind and see how things go. He likes that the school is close to home and he likes the Pac 10 as well. It's hard to speculate on what he'll do after his visit, whether or not he'll stick with Colorado or switch to Arizona. I'm sure he'll want to wait to see who the new coach at Colorado is going to be but if he just falls in love with Arizona, he might not want to wait around, I don't know, we'll see."
Hawkins, 6-0, 180 pounds is a hard hitting safety who Duffy feels has the skills to play corner in college as well. Reed, 6-4, 215 pounds is a rush end similar in size and speed to current Wildcat Michael Shelton in the film we've watched.