Four-star running back Jaren Mangham has decided to play for the Colorado Buffaloes.

The talented athlete from Cass Technical High School in Detroit gave his verbal commitment to the Buffs on Tuesday evening. Mangham posted a video on Twitter to announce his decision.

Mangham, who also plays outside linebacker, has a four-star rating from Rivals.com and a three-star rating from 247Sports.com. He has 47 scholarship offers and picked CU ahead of Michigan State, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M and others. Mangham visited CU with his family in June and has been a top target of the Buffs throughout the recruiting process.

Listed at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, Mangham is viewed as one of the top running backs recruits in the 2019 class and a top-10 player in Michigan.

Mangham is the 13th player to commit to CU for the 2019 class and the second running back, joining Valor Christian's Joshia Davis. The Buffs will lose three scholarship running backs - Kyle Evans, Donovan Lee and Travon McMillian - after this season.

During Mangham's visit in June, the Buffs gave an offer to his younger brother, Jaden, a cornerback in the class of 2022.

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33.


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