BUFFS

CU signs stud do-it-all athlete, could’ve gone to Georgia or Texas A&M

Dec 20, 2023, 9:23 AM | Updated: 1:27 pm

He played quarterback, running back and defensive back as a prep in the hyper-competitive state of Georgia, but in college for the Colorado Buffaloes this stud athlete will be a wide receiver.

One of the top signees of Deion Sanders’ second class at Colorado, the Buffaloes have secured Kamron Mikell. A consensus four-star athlete from Statesboro High School, the six-foot-1, 181-pound athlete is one of many new targets for Shedeur Sanders.

Mikell was the fourth-ranked athlete in the country according to 247 Sports, he is headed to Boulder over Georgia, Texas A&M and a few other big programs.

While it’s possible Mikell may help both Colorado’s offense and defense, like Travis Hunter, the prospect is expected to be a top pass-catching target for Sanders. In high school, he rushed for over 1,600 yards and added 10 touchdowns in his prep career while also playing quarterback on offense throwing 11 touchdowns and accounting for over 1,700 all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns. All the while he snagged two interceptions in seven games on defense.

Mikell’s the third-highest recruit for the Buffaloes this year, behind Jordan Seaton and Drelon Miller. The three are the headliners for a class that rates to be No. 21 in the country by 247 Sports. That number is even more impressive considering most of Coach Prime’s adds have been through the transfer portal.

All three of the big signees have a chance to play right away. Colorado didn’t rely on many freshmen in 2023, with the standouts being backup quarterback Ryan Staub, sometimes starting running back Dylan Edwards, rotational wideout Omarion Miller and top recruit corner Cormani McClain. It should be more of the same for the Buffaloes in 2024 given the amount of talent coming back and added through the portal, but Mikell’s speed is going to be hard to keep off the field.

YouTube video

Mikell’s cousin and high school teammate Amontrae Bradfor was also expected to sign with Colorado but flipped to Georgia on Wednesday.

Buffs

Coach Prime CU Buffs...

Will Petersen

CU Buffs will start their second season with Coach Prime on ESPN

The CU Buffs season opener against North Dakota State on Thursday, Aug. 29 will be broadcast to the masses on ESPN at 6:00 p.m. MT

3 days ago

Head coach Deion Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes CU Nebraska...

Will Petersen

CU isn’t going anywhere, gets elite kickoff and TV slot at Nebraska

This will be just the eighth game in CU history on a national broadcast on NBC; the Buffs have not played on the network since 1995

4 days ago

Travis Hunter...

Jake Shapiro

CU Buffs star is on one of the covers for EA’s College Football 25

If it’s in the game it’s in the game and Colorado Buffaloes star Travis Hunter will be on the cover of College Football 25

7 days ago

Head coach Bill Self, assistant coach Danny Manning and assistant coach Joe Dooley of the Kansas Ja...

Jake Shapiro

CU Buffs add college hoops legend to coaching staff

Tad Boyle and the Colorado Buffaloes roam back to the Big 12 this fall and when they do so they'll have a conference legend on their staff

10 days ago

Shedeur Sanders #2 of the Colorado Buffaloes...

Jake Shapiro

ESPN’s first 2025 Draft mock has Shedeur Sanders going top 5

If Shedeur Sanders is going to be the top selection in the NFL Draft, he'll have to turn some heads for the Colorado Buffaloes this fall

15 days ago

Deion Sanders Shedeur Sanders Scott Van Pelt...

Will Petersen

Scott Van Pelt chimes in on drama with Coach Prime and Shedeur

Scott Van Pelt, who's one of the most famous in sports media, talked about the duo for nearly three minutes on his "1 Big Thing" segment

15 days ago

CU signs stud do-it-all athlete, could’ve gone to Georgia or Texas A&M