Heritage lineman Umu, former CSU commit, pledges to CU

(Pam Wagner)

Heritage's Frank Umu. (Pam Wagner)

In August, Heritage lineman Frank Umu committed to Colorado State. But he recently decommitted from the Rams, and on Thursday night, he committed to Colorado.

Kyle McCall of Rivals and Umu's trainer Matt McChesney both reported the decision on Twitter.


PrepColorado.com and BuffStampede.com both confirmed the commitment, as well.

Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain was named Florida's coach on Thursday.

Umu joins linemen Tim Lynott (Regis Jesuit) and Dillon Middlemiss (Pomona), as well as Rocky Mountain kicker Alex Kinney, as in-state commits for the Buffs this cycle. In 2014, CU had five in-state signees.

Umu, a defensive tackle and nose guard, had a team-leading 81 tackles, 12 hurries and five forced fumbles for Heritage this season. He also made 3.5 sacks, blocked two punts and a field goal.

Umu stands 6-foot-5 and is 275 pounds. He also had the offer from Colorado State, as well as offers from Eastern Washington and Weber State, according to his Rivals profile.

He was named first-team all-South Metro League after the season.