Rodney Stewart. Phillip Lindsay. Jarek Broussard. Smaller running backs coached by Darian Hagan tend to excel in a big way. Hagan’s reputation as a player is top-notch; as Boulder figure, they are stellar. His coaching career is starting to feel pretty untouchable as well. It’s easy to see why any running back in the country would be interested in what Hagan has to say. And when you’re under 6 feet and fast as hell, you should definitely talk to Hagan. Victor Venn fits the mold.
Venn commits to the Colorado Buffaloes from Buford, Georgia, not a traditional Buffalo feeding ground. Venn has an old school running back build - he’s 5’9, 180 pounds with plenty of that weight going into tree trunk legs. He starts at Buford High School in Georgia, a 6A team that’s playing against the best in Georgia. Starring in that environment is no small feat. He had offers from Arizona State, Michigan State, Florida State, and plenty of other P5 programs before he pledged to the Buffs.
it’s easy to see why he is a star. Venn is fast. Not only is he fast, much like Broussard and Stewart, he’s also quick. I think he has more breakaway speed than either of those two, but his tape shows a lot of wiggle. His foot speed is exceptional, his vision is not that tested but gets him to the right spot, and his breakaway speed is something that Broussard doesn’t have right now.