It wasn’t long ago the Colorado Buffaloes struggled to bring in three-star recruits. Now, they are bringing legitimate NFL-caliber talent to Boulder. Case in point, Braedin Huffman-Dixon.
From 2006 to 2012 the Colorado Buffaloes failed to recruit and sign any four-star or higher players.
Since Mike MacIntyre took over the program in 2013, he has signed 11 four-star recruits that have stepped on campus and he has already signed six more in his 2018 and 2019 classes combined. Not to mention, he and his staff have developed 12 three-star recruits into NFL-caliber players who are or have been on NFL rosters (Chidobe Awuzie and Isaiah Oliver to name a few).
Today, we will look at Coach Mac’s latest commitment, 2019 four-star wide receiver Braedin Huffman-Dixon.
The 6’2 180-pound receiver hails from the famous and defending National Champion Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California.
Nine schools reportedly offered Huffman-Dixon including Pac-12 rivals Oregon, USC, UCLA and Arizona State.
247Sports Greg Biggins sat down with Huffman-Dixon and got his thoughts after his official visit to Boulder and his subsequent commitment to the Buffs…
“It’s just a great overall fit for me,”Huffman-Dixon said. “I love the coaching staff and the school itself and my parents loved it too. I actually thought about committing on the trip and the coaches were pushing for it but I wanted to make sure I thought everything through.
“I didn’t want to make an emotional decision. I wanted come home first and think about it some more and the more I thought about it, the more I felt like Colorado was where I needed to be.”
Colorado wide receiver coach and co-offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini was the main reason, Huffman-Dixon committed to the school.
“He’s a great guy and a great coach,” Huffman-Dixon said. “Like I said earlier, one of the best parts of my visit was just sitting in his office and talking football and going over my role in the offense. He’s someone I have a ton of respect for as a man and a coach.
“Coach MacIntyre is great as well. He’s someone I see as a great coach and an awesome person and the players all love him. The whole staff was great and I really like the players on the team as well. Like I said, Colorado is just a great fit for me, I have a great comfort level there and I’m really excited to be a Buff.”
As you can clearly see in the highlights above Huffman-Dixon has elite speed and is a polished route runner for his age. He is a dual-sport star, posting a 11.42 time in the 100-meter dash and competed in all the jumping events.
Ranking inside both the ESPN Top 300 and Rivals Top 250, Huffman-Dixon could be considered the best recruit in Coach Mac’s tenure.
With the Buffs losing multiple wide receivers after the 2017 season (Shay Fields, Bryce Bobo and Devin Ross), it will be a long wait for Braedin Huffman-Dixon to arrive on campus in 2019.