Three-star wide receiver Keith Miller III (The Colony, Tex.) announced via twitter Saturday that he was flipping his verbal commitment to the Colorado Buffaloes. The 6’2, 200-plus pound Class of 2020 receiver originally committed to Texas Tech in November but flipped his verbal pledge to Kansas shortly after Emmett Jones, who recruited Miller to Lubbock, Tex., was named the Jayhawks wide receivers coach.
I just flipped the switch....— Keith Miller III (@KeithMillerIII) June 15, 2019
According to a 247Sports.com evaluation of Miller, he “Shows ability to post up smaller defenders. Possesses a high ceiling as a red-zone target. Lot of potential in the back-shoulder game.”
As you can see from this impressive one-handed touchdown catch he made during his junior season, this evaluation seems spot on.
HOW DID HE CATCH THAT?! @KeithMillerIII (via @MDZgo) pic.twitter.com/nu4nI4M5ok— Overtime (@overtime) September 7, 2018
As a junior at The Colony, Miller recorded 31 receptions for 697 yards and eight touchdowns en route to earning 2nd team all-district honors. Per 247Sports’ Class of 2020 composite rankings, he’s ranked as the 165th wide receiver in the country and 148th overall prospect from Texas. The evaluation goes on to praise Miller as a “long-striding speed-builder with above average long speed in the open. Not gonna make many defenders miss, but flashes enough top-end speed to provide big-play ability as a straight-line run-after-catch threat.”
Colorado Buffaloes wide receivers coach Darrin Chiaverini has had success snagging wide receivers from Texas. Overall, there are 12 wideouts listed on this year’s roster, three of whom – juniors Laviska Shenault Jr. and K.D. Nixon and sophomore Jaylon Jackson – hail from Lone Star State. If Miller is anything like these three, the Buffaloes may have found a diamond in the rough for the Class of 2020.