Vista Ridge's Jalen Sami commits to Colorado football

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(Lance Wendt/

Jalen Sami, a senior at Vista Ridge, committed to play football at Colorado late Monday night.

Sami, a 6-foot-6, 320-pound defensive lineman, announced his decision on Twitter:

Sami picked the Buffs over offers from Ole Miss, Northern Colorado and CSU-Pueblo.

During his senior season, in which Vista Ridge went 6-5 and made the Class 4A playoffs, Sami had 55.5 tackles, including a team-high 15.5 for a loss. He also had 4.5 sacks, and was a terror on special teams, blocking three field goals and a punt.

Sami also played boys basketball (where he was a center) and track (throws) during his freshman and sophomore years at Sierra.

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