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California DB commits to Colorado Buffaloes

Nikko Reed is a late blooming talent.

Nebraska v Colorado Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The Colorado Buffaloes have landed another prospect in the Class of 2021. This time it’s Nikko Reed, a 3-star athlete from Moreau Catholic in Hayward, California.

The Buffs staved off interest from rival schools Colorado State and Air Force, as well Army and Eastern Washington. Those schools don’t scream elite prospect, but he’s a late bloomer who didn’t receive a scholarship offer until this past April. The Buffs have been ahead of the curve on prospects like Reed, often offering them before a rash of Power 5 offers.

The 5’11, 165-lbs. athlete is fast, fluid and versatile. He’s a deep ball receiver and an explosive punt returner, but he’s likely to move to cornerback. His smaller stature and quick movement is better on that side of the ball. He’s a smart player who uses his knowledge of tree routes to disrupt opposing receivers.

The Buffs are also targeting Reed’s teammate, Kaleb Elarms-Orr, a 4-star defensive end prospect.

Welcome, Nikko!