The Texas Longhorns are down right now. Just like in the early 1990s, the Colorado Buffaloes have taken of a struggling flagship program to nab some talent in the DFW area. In 2017, players like KD Nixon and Laviska Shenault came to the Buffs by way of Darrin Chiaverini and Dallas/Fort Worth. Now, they continue to mine that area for the next generation of talent, and one of the gems unearthed in 2021 was Keyshon Mills.
Mills is from Little Elm, Texas, a suburb outside the Dallas area. His high school isn’t the best in the region, with a subpar 2-8 record last year. That may have contributed to some of his under-recruitment. The 6 foot, 190 pound defensive back had offers from Kansas and Liberty, and then the University of Colorado. Ultimate, he chose the last and best option.
Mills is a rangy athlete. His tape shows a heads-up player that loves to play up in run support. He’s definitely comfortable at the line of scrimmage, and likes to rub shoulders with the receivers that he’s guarding. Mills definitely has the length to stick to players downfield, and he has enough speed to hang with anyone.