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Colorado Football adds immediate safety help with grad transfer

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A potential started this close to the season is always a fun surprise

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See the roster need, fix the roster need. Nick Fisher and Evan Worthington both graduated this offseason, and the Colorado Buffaloes found themselves looking to replace both safety starters. There is some depth currently on the team, but no one proven and no one sure-fire.

So why not add a proven, sure-fire safety starter? A late add to the visit list, Mikial Onu is a grad transfer from Southern Methodist who has played a lot of high level football. Two seasons ago, he started every game and led SMU in tackles with 107. This past season, he battled through injury recovery the 1st half of the year to finish with 59 tackles.

Onu is a solid, experienced player that you trust in the defensive backfield. He tackles well and plays the ball. At 5’11 and around 200 pounds, he isn’t necessarily undersized, but he isn’t an imposing presence in the middle of the field. He’s a perfect fit for a one-year addition.

Welcome, Mikial!