Though Colorado won't be found in any top recruiting rankings or making much noise on signing day, the Buffs did manage to sign some strong offensive players who will likely contribute for the Buffs from day one, making this class even more important than some others in the Pac-12.
"I think we're going to have good talent on offense," Mike MacIntyre told BuffZone.com writer Brian Howell. "You're not going to look out there and say we don't have enough Pac-12 talent to be playmakers."
The addition of graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb is huge for MacIntyre in making sure this offense continues to take steps forward. With QB Sefo Liufau's 2016 season in question, Webb could be the kind of instant impact player (a la Jake Rudock at Michigan and Vernon Adams Jr. at Oregon) that the Buffs need. Ironically enough, those two schools are both on Colorado's schedule next season, giving him a chance to give the Wolverines and Ducks a piece of their own medicine.
"I just know it's a good fit with Colorado," Webb told FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman. "I really like what Coach Mac and [offensive coordinator] Brian Lindgren] are doing with the offense. I like that they are scheduled to play eight preseason Top 25 teams. I'll have a good chance to showcase my ability on the road at Oregon and at Michigan. I will get plenty of exposure to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL."
Adding to the transfer pool talent in Boulder will be wide receivers Juwann Winfree and Kabion Ento. Winfree, who was previously committed to Pitt, announced his commitment on signing day and Colorado fans will like his highlight reel.
Ento is already enrolled at Colorado, but he still got a MacIntyre tweet on signing day. The coach remarked, "Speedy, long, go up and get the ball type receiver! Buffs fans will come to love his acrobatic catches!" And they'll have a chance to see that in Colorado's spring game.
In addition, Colorado signed the No. 2 fullback in the country, Beau Bisharat, making him the highest-ranked recruit during MacIntyre's tenure. Bisharat decommitted from Stanford in mid-January and was being pursued by Cal, Nebraska, Alabama and Arizona, according to reports. His addition at that position will help mightily aid the Buffs' depth and run game.
"We were able to go after guys we felt like could be playmakers with the ball in their hand," MacIntyre told Howell. "We feel like we got guys that can help us this year, along with the guys we have. We feel like we'll be more explosive and be able to have bigger play-strike ability on offense."