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Punter Alex Kinney anchors Colorado's recruiting class



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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — It's not often that a punter is considered the crown jewel of a recruiting class in college football.

The Colorado Buffaloes changed that Wednesday with the signing of Alex Kinney from Rocky Mountain High, about an hour's drive from his new campus.

What boosts his stock to the top of the class along with several junior college transfers and a bevy of running backs is the expectations of an immediate impact for Kinney, who replaces four-year starter Darragh O'Neill.

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COLORADO

Top 25 Class: No.

Best in class: RB Patrick Carr

Best of the rest: P Alex Kinney, RB Aaron Baltazar, OL Tim Lynott Jr., QB Steven Montez, DL Blake Robbins, DL Jordan Carrell, DB Afolabi Laguda.

Late addition: Carr.

Two that got away: DB-WR Jeremy Kelly to San Jose State and LB Jay Hockaday to Vanderbilt.

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Freelancer Monica Costello contributed.

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