Isaac Hurtado Added To 2022 Recruiting Class
BOULDER – Karl Dorrell added another letter-of-intent signee to the 2022 football recruiting class, as Isaac Hurtado, an inside linebacker from Cypress, Calif., by way of Fullerton Community College, signed with the Buffaloes on Saturday.
Hurtado, 6-3, 220-pounds, has four years left to play three after one season at Fullerton. He is the 21st member of the Buffs 2022 signing class and first junior college commitment.
"He was one of those guys we discovered late in the process," Dorrell said. "He has an outstanding skill set, size, and athleticism, he was a former running back in high school. He will be good in space, on the edge or at inside linebacker. He has many of the things we covet to keep our defense dynamic. He's a special athlete and we're happy to have him."
At Fullerton, he helped the Hornets to the SFCA Southern Conference Championship game and appearance in the SFCA Pacific Bowl, racking up 45 tackles including nine tackles for loss and five sacks.
Originally part of the 2020 signing class from Cypress High School where he played both running back and linebacker, he was the CIF-Southern Section Division 7 Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Orange County when he racked up more than 2,500 rushing yards and was responsible for 41 touchdowns his senior year, leading Cypress to a 13-1 record and appearance in the state championship game.
"Isaac is a physical, instinctive linebacker," CU linebackers coach Mark Smith said. "He is always around the ball and has a knack for making plays. His size and athleticism fit what our defense is looking for and his intelligence and love for the game fit the profile of what we're looking for."
On defense his senior season he had 69 tackles, four tackles for loss with three sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He was ranked as a top 100 athlete nationally in the signing class and a top 100 player from the state of California, as well.