Colorado has added some significant competition to the running back room.
On Tuesday, former Houston star Alton McCaskill IV announced that he will transfer to the Buffaloes this summer.
“We’re Coming,” McCaskill said on Twitter, along with a pledge video.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound McCaskill has been CU’s main target in running back as he appears to be recovering from an ACL injury that caused him to miss the entire 2022 season.
As a true freshman at Houston in 2021, McCaskill rushed for 961 yards and 16 touchdowns, caught 21 passes for 113 yards and two scores, and earned American Athletic Conference rookie of the year honors. He also made the All-AAC second team.
McCaskill’s 16 rushing touchdowns led all true freshmen nationwide in 2021 as he helped Houston to a 12-2 season.
During the 2021 season, McCaskill averaged 5.1 yards per carry, posted three games of 100 games, and scored at least one touchdown in 10 of the Cougars’ 14 games. He finished the season with 78 rushing yards and a receiving touchdown in a 17-13 win against Auburn in the Birmingham Bowl.
In the spring of 2022, McCaskill suffered a torn cruciate ligament during non-contact exercise.
Coming out of Oak Ridge High School in Houston in 2021, McCaskill was rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com. As a senior, he rushed for 1,141 yards and 11 touchdowns, earning the district’s MVP honors. He also posted a 10.91 second sprint in the high school 100 meters.
McCaskill, still eligible for three more years, joins a running back group that includes Kentucky senior transfer Kavosiey Smoke. The Buffs also have real sophomore Anthony Hankerson and real freshman Dylan Edwards on scholarship.