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Grad Transfer RB Travon McMillian Commits to the Colorado Buffaloes

The Virginia Tech player will compete to start

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Miami Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Phillip Lindsay is impossible to replace. He will be missed on next year’s team. But the RB position has to be filled by someone, and behind Lindsay is a whole lot of questions. Kyle Evans, Beau Bisharat, Alex Fontenot, and Donovan Lee have never held a feature back role. CU has been looking around for some more talent at the position, and they found a talented, solid player in Travon McMillian.

McMillian is a nice piece for this offense. As a starter three years ago (as a freshman), McMillian had over 1000 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground. He showed great promise, with fantastic athletic gits and hard running. Take a look:

Travon fell out of favor when Justin Fuente took over for Frank Beamer. Fuente’s zone running scheme wasn’t a match for Travon’s one cut and go style of running. He was the second leading rusher behind Deshawn McClease, but his carries were petering out. Now, in Boulder, he has a chance to be the lead dog, and Darian Hagan has shown a history of producing 1,000 yard rushers.

Welcome, Travon!