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.
I want to thank all the coaches for this awesome recruiting experience but I have decided to attend the University of Colorado. Looking forward for this opportunity! #GoBuffs @ESPNCFB @pac12 @HamiltonESPN @rivalsmike @SWiltfong247 @CBSSports @CFBLive @CFBONFOX @247Sports— Travon McMillian (@tmcmillian2) January 20, 2018