The Buffs are set to add another offensive playmaker, but it could be awhile before he hits the field.
Buffstampede.com editor Adam Munsterteiger reports today that former Air Force quarterback and Aurora native Jaleel Awini intends to transfer to the University of Colorado. Awini left the academy in January after being suspended in September for unspecified conduct.
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote: "An Aurora native, his arm strength, size (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) and speed presented a different dimension for Air Force. However, he was ruled ineligible in September after losing his good standing as a cadet."
"No official cause for his drop in standing was announced, but multiple sources have told The Gazette that two honor code violations had occurred. Neither violation involved a legal situation and neither figured to be anything that might scare away another program interested in the quarterback."
Awini will likely sit out a season following the transfer. Buffstampede.com reports it's unclear on whether Awini will join Colorado as a walk-on or be on scholarship. He accounted for 498 yards of offense for the Falcons in four games as a sophomore.
Awini was a standout prep player at Rangeview in Aurora throwing for 1,259 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior, also rushing for 1,088 yards and 17 scores. He chose Air Force over offers from Colorado State, Indiana, Vanderbilt, Eastern Washington, Northern Colorado and Weber State.
Awini's Twitter profile now reads: "Student of Life. University of Colorado Football."
More 2015 offers
Two junior defensive backs from the Houston area have reportedly picked up offers from the Buffs.
The Ridge Point (Missouri City, Texas) football program tweeted today that Colorado has offered scholarships to 2015 recruits Jordan Tolbert and Jameel Cook Jr.
The 5-11, 160-pound Tolbert is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com. He gave a pledge to Houston in October, but is listed as a soft commit. Tolbert also holds an offer from Baylor. Check out his Hudl page and sophomore highlights below.
Cook Jr. played his junior year for Fort Bend Dulles in Sugar Land, Texas, where he was named an all-district linebacker and return specialist. He is listed at 6-1, 190 pounds on his Hudl page. He is the son of former NFL fullback Jameel Cook, who played nine seasons in the league and won a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
News surfaced on Tuesday night that the Buffs have offered 2015 A&M Consolidated (College Station, Texas) outside linebacker Riley Garner. Garner is listed at 6-3, 215 pounds with a 4.52 40 time. He was named an all-district linebacker in Texas' Class 5A as a junior. His Hudl highlights are available here.
2015 DB's Jordan Tolbert and Jameel Cook receive offers from Colorado! #HardWorkPaysOff— Ridge Point Football (@RP_football) February 11, 2014