Colorado football WR commitment important after Coach Prime's former Ravens teammate's son de-committed

The latest Colorado football receiver commitment is important after Coach Prime's former Ravens teammate's son de-committed from the Buffs, says one analyst.

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Coach Prime's latest Colorado football receiver commitment, Dre'lon Miller, a 4-star Silsbee High School product, was well-timed on December 10 according to ESPN's Blake Baumgartner"; this because of former Deion Sanders teammate Robb-Davon Butler's son, Aaron, de-committing from the program on December 9.

"The addition of Miller, who had initially committed to Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M on June 29 before eventually decommitting in mid-October, is important because it comes less than 24 hours after Butler decommitted after pledging in May to Sanders, his father, Robb-Davon's, former teammate with the Baltimore Ravens," Baumgartner wrote.

Baumgartner spoke of Miller in the same breath as the Buffs' top

"He'll provide quarterback Shedeur Sanders another prominent target to go along with Travis Hunter and Jimmy Horn," Baumgartner wrote.

Dre'lon Miller speaks on Colorado football commitment, what Shedeur Sanders told him after committing

Miller sounded excited to be a part of the Buffs offense and revealed that Shedeur Sanders reached out to him to congratulate him and let him know how things are going to be in Boulder during the 2024 season.

"I feel like I'll be a good part of their offense," Miller said. "Just get the ball in my hands to make plays, open up other receivers like Travis and Jimmy and have an explosive offense with the best quarterback.

"He was just congratulating me and let me know to get ready," Miller said of Shedeur before revealing the quarterback's message: "This thing about to be fun."

With a capable offensive line built through the transfer portal and with the 5-star addition of Jordan Seaton ahead of him that likely won't be a repeat most-sacked QB in college football, and a reloaded WR room Miller is now the headline addition of this transfer portal cycle -- one that started on December 4 and closes on January 2 -- there's no reason to doubt Shedeur's message here.