The University at Buffalo went to Georgia for the second straight year to get a running back highly pursued by mid-major colleges.
Kameron Pickett, a 6-foot, 220-pounder from North Gwinnett High School, north of Atlanta, signed with the Bulls. Pickett had a slew of offers, which included New Mexico, UConn, Southern Mississippi, Kent State, Miami Ohio, Georgia Southern, Louisiana Monroe, Air Force and Marshall. He visited New Mexico last weekend. UB coach Lance Leipold went to Georgia for an in-home visit on Thursday.
Last year UB signed Johnathan Hawkins from another Atlanta suburb, Lawrenceville, Ga. UB returns senior Jordan Johnson. Hawkins and Pickett look like the future one-two backfield duo for the Bulls. Picket was a two-star player by most scouting services but was a three-star player by 247 Sports, which had him as the No. 146 player overall in Georgia.
North Gwinnett running backs coach Tony Hobbs on Pickett:
“He’s 6-foot and a half, 220 pounds, maybe a little thicker than that. He has deceptive speed. He will run with great power. The guy you had up there with the Packers, James Starks, he’s a smaller version of him but he runs with great power likes Starks does.”
“He’s a great young man. He’s a physical beast, and he brings that presence to the game. Coaches say this all the time, but I don’t think there will be anybody who outworks him. He’s always in the weight room. He’s always making sure he’s on top of things in the classroom and on the field.”