The Colorado Buffaloes continue to made in-roads in the Beehive State. Coach MacIntyre has shown recruiting in Utah is a priority. The Buffs did there homework on their newest Utah commit, and found one of the best gems in the state. Laussi Sewell is one of the best defensive linemen in Utah right now, and despite being undersized and under-recruit, Colorado landed a good one.
"This has been a dream of mine my entire life," Sewell claimed. "A few years ago, I was playing ball in American Samoa, and I'd watch schools like Alabama and think about how great it would be to play there. The older I got, the more I realized college wasn't only about playing football for 4 or 5 years, but it was about setting myself up for the rest of my life. Playing at Colorado, in the Pac-12 is a great way to set myself up for success. The Pac-12 is a conference that is about athletics as much as it is academics. That is really important for me."
Sewell is currently 6 feet 315 pounds, but he plays much bigger and moves much faster than one would expect. The Colorado coaching staff fell in love with the Desert Hills DT at the All-Poly Camp in Utah two months ago, and decided to offer him a few weeks ago. Sewell was a terror in the trenches at the All-Poly Camp, forcing over half a dozen fumbles in 2 days.
"I'll do whatever it takes to help my team win football games," Sewell explained. "I pride myself on selling out for my teammates. I also pride myself on being able to move a lot faster than most guys my size. I can run a 4.9 40, and love chasing running backs down from behind. I never quit on a play, and that is something Colorado really likes about me."
If Sewell can keep his weight around 300-310 pounds, he could be an ideal interior linemen in the Pac-12. Sewell has the strength to compete in the trenches, but it is his speed that will make him standout. The coaching staff at Colorado believes that Sewell could be a difference maker for them.
"Colorado made me feel special," Sewell said. "Coach MacIntyre and Coach Baer both told me how they envisioned me on their defense and I really felt wanted by them. That's really what stood out to me about Colorado. The coaching staff and football program just seems to have a great personality to it. That is something I want to be a part of."
Boogie is Colorado's second defensive line commit from Utah in 2015. T.J. Fehoko committed to the Buffaloes back in March and there could be more to come from CU's neighbors to the West.
"Having T.J. at Colorado was a factor to me for sure," Sewell said. "He's a guy that I've got to know pretty well at camps, and the fact that he is a guy from Utah is pretty cool. Hopefully we can get another few guys from Utah to come out to Colorado with us. I know Colorado is really high on my cousin Gabe. I'd love for him to come play with me, but at the end of the day, that's his decision. I will support him no matter what he decides." Sewell has a chance to be a major steal for Colorado. He is an explosive linemen, that has the strength to play a classic nose tackle role, but the quickness to play as a three-tech as well. Sewell plays the game the right way, and often times resembles a pissed off rottweiler. This is a nice get for Colorado.