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CU is welcoming a new face from south of the Colorado border to the Buff nation.
Hailing from Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, wide receiver Tyler McCulloch signed a letter of intent to play football for the Buffaloes on Monday.
McCulloch is the 20th member of the 2011 class and the 19th from high school. He is the first signee from New Mexico since the Buffs signed Las Cruces-Mayfield’s Darius Holland in 1991.
“We’re excited to have him as part of the program and he is a great addition for us,” Head Coach Jon Embree said in a news release. “Tyler has got a great combination of athleticism and size, plus he’s an exceptional student.”
McCulloch was a senior all-state standout in both the wide receiver and defensive back positions. He is ranked as the No.14 player in the state by NewMexicoPreps.com.
He caught 40 passes for 570 yard and nine touchdowns his senior season despite missing all but five games due to injury. He played cornerback and safety as well, notching up 42 tackles, breaking up five passes, recovering two fumbles and causing one fumble.
Although undecided on a major at CU, McCulloch is interested in kinesiology and broadcast journalism. He earned a 3.9 grade point average in high school, earning him a spot in the Academic All-Albuquerque Metro Team as a senior.
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