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CU Buffs position overview: Defensive backs

As real freshmen previous fall, Tarik Luckett, Mark Perry and KJ Trujillo went into Colorado’s football season preparing to redshirt.

Luckett, in point, was anticipated to not only redshirt, but to invest his days at observe running routes as a receiver.

All 3 wound up turning into important pieces to the Buffaloes’ secondary.

The spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 has developed keep-at-property orders all over the state and uncertainty about the 2020 football season, but CU continues to prepare and BuffZone is previewing just about every situation group for the Buffs. In this installment, we look at the defensive backs.

KJ Trujillo, right, became a starter at cornerback for the Colorado Buffaloes previous season.

Season-ending accidents to cornerbacks Mekhi Blackmon and Chris Miller and the mid-season departure of basic safety Aaron Maddox compelled the real freshmen into motion previous season. They went by expanding pains, but also experienced loads of excellent times.

“I feel that will benefit us a good deal, just being able to get early working experience and we have continue to bought loads of time listed here at Colorado,” Trujillo claimed soon after previous season. “So by our upcoming few several years, we’ll absolutely be well prepared.”

Trujillo begun 7 game titles at corner previous season, while Luckett made two begins late in the year. Perry played as a reserve in the nickel/Star position and made his impact felt during the second 50 percent of the season.

When the Buffs return to the industry, they’ll have not only the skilled youngsters, who are now sophomores, but the return of their veterans, as Blackmon and Miller ought to be wholesome.

“With Chris and Mekhi coming again, I feel we’re going to have a excellent secondary,” Trujillo claimed. “They support us out a good deal. So we’re going to have a powerful, stable secondary, I believe.”

How the secondary puzzle arrives collectively is a mystery, on the other hand.