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.”