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2011 four-star recruit one of two leaving Buffs

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A highly-touted recruit from last year’s class and a player who ran into a rather significant legal issue are no longer members of the Colorado football program, the Boulder Daily-Camera reports.

According to the paper, offensive lineman Paulay Asiata and wide receiver Austin Vincent have decided to leave the Buffaloes with the intention to (probably) continue their playing careers elsewhere.  Head coach Jon Embree confirmed the departures via  text message.

In late November, Vincent was charged with suspicion of indecent exposure and second-degree criminal trespassing following an incident in a dormitory shower.  Because of the incident, Vincent had been suspended from the program for the spring semester by CU’s Office of Judicial Affairs.

Asiata was a four-star member of Embree’s first Buffs recruiting class last year, and played in four games as a true freshman.

Both players struggled in the classroom during the fall, and will remain in school through the spring semester in order to become academically eligible.  If not, they would not be eligible for financial aid to whichever school they decide to transfer.

One of the players, though, is uncertain whether he even wants to continue his playing career.

“Honestly I really don’t know,” Asiata said when asked about his future in football. “I’m going to pray about it because the passion is questionable at this point. I just need time right now to figure out everything because I know I have disappointed a lot of people, especially my teammates. They are the ones I care about the most, not the coaches.”

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7 Responses to “2011 four-star recruit one of two leaving Buffs”
  1. polegojim says: Jan 26, 2012 9:27 AM

    Player – God, please help me know what to do with my career.

    God – Well, to start off, don’t get yourself into legal trouble and get help with your schooling.

    Player – Oh well… but what can YOU do for me.

    God – see my first response….

  2. Deb says: Jan 26, 2012 4:11 PM

    Okay, that photo is too cool. With all due respect to Big Al, Alabama needs a real elephant.

  3. lasseter1113 says: Jan 26, 2012 5:50 PM


    You don’t know how many times I have said that myself. How cool would it be if they actually ran a real elephant out on to the field before a game?

  4. iplaybad says: Jan 26, 2012 7:49 PM

    @deb As a CU fan, seeing Ralphie run before home games at Folsom is super amazing. Hopefully we will soon field a team that can get some Ws……

  5. chris7676 says: Jan 26, 2012 8:07 PM

    How can this article quote a player (final paragraph), yet not say which of the two players said that????? Seems like journalism 101, come on guys!!!

  6. Deb says: Jan 26, 2012 8:52 PM

    Unfortunately, an elephant can do some real damage if he goes rogue. So it would have to be a baby elephant. Do you guys suppose that would cut down on the intimidation factor?

  7. Pac12Ute says: Jan 28, 2012 12:00 AM

    @ chris7676 Unless an edit was made after your comment, the quote appears to be from Paulay Asiata.

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