Hamilton High School senior wide receiver Brenden Rice, one of the state’s top recruits in the 2020 class, has announced his commitment to the University of Colorado.
Rice committed to the Buffaloes after months of speculation as to where the 6-foot-2, 208-pound wideout would end up. He ultimately chose Colorado over Arizona State, Michigan, Oregon and several other major division I schools.
Rice, who is the son of Hall of Fame wideout Jerry Rice, has forged his own success on the football field during his time with the Huskies.
Rated as a three-star wideout by 247Sports Composite, Rice has 102 receptions for 1,788 yards and 22 touchdowns in nearly three seasons at the varsity level. As a junior, he also began experimenting at defensive end under then first-year coach Mike Zdebski.
Rice’s physicality off the line at receiver carried over to the defensive side of the ball, as he has accumulated 29 total tackles in limited defensive action the past two seasons.
Rice is the third wide receiver to give a verbal commitment to the Buffaloes in the 2020 class. He will join three-star wideouts Chris Carpenter (Jacksonville, Texas) and Keith Miller (The Colony, Texas).
Colorado is currently 3-3 on the year and 1-2 in Pac-12 play. The Buffaloes take on Washington State on Saturday, Oct. 19.