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Lets catch up with where UB is as we are not less than a week away from NSD.

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Brandon Smiley : Date 19-Apr

NCAA Recruiting Update - Brandon Smiley - Bull Run
Jeff Quinn has his first Verbal commit of the 2015 season in Sweet Home's Brandon Smiley. If the verbal holds up he will join his former teammate, Jordan Johnson, next spring. The six foot two inch Smiley checks in at 195 points and was a 1st team Class A All-state DB as a Junior. 247 sports lists Smiley as a wide receiver rather than a defensive back.

Cameron Lewis : Date 23-Jun

2015 Buffalo Football Recruiting: CB Cameron Lewis Talks Commitment to Bulls - Bull Run
Buffalo may have started building another generation of solid DB's with Cameron Lewis, a corner back playing for Voyageur Consortium High School. The School, a public charter academy, serving grades 5-12 in Detroit, boasts a 96% graduation rate and our 99% college acceptance rate.

Duke Hwang : Date 25-Jun

2015 Buffalo Football Recruiting: Lineman Duke Hwang gives a verbal to the Buffalo Bulls - Bull Run
Hwang was a star on both sides of the Ball for the Spartans as they reached the the state championships in Syracuse for the very first time. North had a disappointing end to their Cinderella run, losing 36-7, but in the process of getting there the Spartans knocked off upstate several powerhouses like Sweet Home high school.

Alec Curts : Date 25-Jun

2015 Buffalo Football Recruiting: Lineman Alec Curts gives a verbal to the Buffalo Bulls - Bull Run
The second team all Ohio Capital Conference player told Bull Run that he really liked the "vibe he got from the coaches and the staff. "  Most of his interaction with the UB football staff was between himself and Buffalo coaches Jeff Quinn and Alex Wood. Curts singled out these two coaches as being a big factor in his commitment to Buffalo.

Matt Seybert : Date 28-Jun

2015 NCAA Football Recruiting: Matt Seybert gives a verbal to the Buffalo Bulls - Bull Run
Seybert took a recent visit to Buffalo and afterwards he told Bull Run that his interactions with the UB players factored largely into his decision. "the players were great guys". Seybert continued. "(They) Really showed the character that the program develops there at UB."

Jacob Herbers : Date 26-Jul

Tyree Jackson : Date 2-Aug

2015 NCAA Football Recruiting: Tyree Jackson gives a verbal to the Buffalo Bulls - Bull Run
The Dual-Treat Quarterback is the first signal caller to in this years recruiting class for Buffalo. Given UB's depth and relative youth it's somewhat likely he may be the only Quarterback in this class, though if Quinn holds true to form there might be one more coming on boards at some point.

Dev Lamour : Date 26-Aug

NCAA Recruiting: Dev Lamour commits to play for Buffalo - Bull Run
As a wide receiver Lamour was the CEGEP Rookie of the Year and Division One all star in 2012. He has, over the years, been an all-star at various levels in Canada and will bring his skills to UB, where he is being recruited as a defensive back.

Cameron Skipworth : Date 28-Aug

Brandon Stanback : Date 8-Oct

Jeff Quinn Fired : Date 13-Oct

Buffalo Bulls Football: Head Coach Jeff Quinn Fired Monday - Bull Run
Today's move by Danny White comes after a particularly ugly loss to EMU in Ypsilanti that, as I wrote yesterday, saw every fault of the last two years exposed all at once. On a macro level, Jeff Quinn's four-plus years at the helm of the Bulls saw Buffalo earn only two wins over teams that would finish their season with a winning record. On a game-to-game basis, Conrad's recent posts have exposed just how historically bad the defense has been this year.

Lance Leipold Hired : Date 30-Nov

Lance Leipold hired by the Buffalo Bulls - Bull Run
He the new coach for UB and came from the winningset college program in the United States, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. Leipold's Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks won the NCAA Division III National Football Championship in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013 and were runners-up in 2008.

Rob Ianello Hired : Date 2-Dec

Rob Ianello Volunteers to UB transition staff - Bull Run
Buffalo will not wait for Lance Leipold to arrive on campus before beginning the transition away from the current staff. The University has brought Rob Ianello in as a transition adviser, serving in the short term as a bridge between Jeff Quinn and Coach Leipold.

NCAA Dead Period Starts : Date 15-Dec

Leipold and UWW Win : Date 19-Dec

2014 Stagg Bowl final score: UW-Whitewater wins 6th D3 national title, 43-34 - SBNation.com
Wisconsin-Whitewater has won the latest meeting between the two programs that have completely dominated the last decade of Division III football, beating Mount Union in Salem, Virginia for the second year in a row.

Lance Leipold Begins : Date 20-Dec

Christian Gonzalez - Defensive Tackle from Milford is a Buffalo Verbal - Bull Run
Buffalo head coach Lance Leipold may have his first verbal commitment as a Division 1 head coach. Yahoo is reporting that Christian Gonzalez a defensive tackle at the New Berlin Milford Academy has verbally committed to play his college football for the Buffalo Bulls.

Christian Gonzalez : Date 8-Jan

Christian Gonzalez - Defensive Tackle from Milford is a Buffalo Verbal - Bull Run
Buffalo head coach Lance Leipold may have his first verbal commitment as a Division 1 head coach. Yahoo is reporting that Christian Gonzalez a defensive tackle at the New Berlin Milford Academy has verbally committed to play his college football for the Buffalo Bulls.

NCAA Dead Period Ends : Date 14-Jan

Charles Harris : Date 18-Jan

Justin Brandon : Date 24-Jan

Justin Brandon Commits to Verbal - Bull Run
Indianapolis, IN (Ben Davis) Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 276 | 40: 5.31 Also holding an offer from Ball State..

Evin Ksiezarczyk : Date 25-Jan

Lance Leipold Lands a Trench Trophy Finalist - Bull Run
The West Seneca East Senior High School star started three years and during that time East went 24-5 during those years. Unsurprisingly, Ksiezarczyk was a team captain whose most memorable game was beating West Seneca West. "What stood out was how dominant he was," said coach Jim Maurino. " Not only was he executing his assignments, he was going to the next level. He was always getting to the next guy."

Deshawn Baker-Williams : Date 26-Jan CMU->UB

Deshawn Baker-Williams - Bull Run
Buffalo Plucks Deshawn Baker-Williams from Central Michigan

Roubbens Joseph : Date 27-Jan

Recruiting get for Leipold: JUCO OT Roubbens Joseph - Bull Run
Congratulations to HVCC OL Roubbens Joseph in his commitment to join the 2015 class at the University of Buffalo

Deshawn Baker-Williams : Date 28-Jan UB -> CMU

Feb 4th Signing day!
From a source on the CMU Scout board it sounds like CMU got him back.

Jacob Herbers : Date 29-Jan UB -> Minnesota

Recruiting: Leipold loses P Jacob Herbers to Minnesota - Bull Run
By ESPN, Herbers was our highest-ranked recruit. He visited Minnesota a week after Buffalo and promptly flipped. At least Tim will still get to see him.

KJ Osborn : Date 29-Jan

Leipold pulls WR KJ Osborn to the Buffalo Bulls from IMG Academy - Bull Run
Add another one. Osborne is originally from EMU country in Ypsilant, but in less than a week he'll be a Bull