Jayveon Cardwell (© Greg Powers)

Buffs Offer Scholarship to Steele High School Cornerback JayVeon Cardwell

The Buffaloes identified a new defensive back target in south central Texas last week...


JayVeon Cardwell has been gaining knowledge on Colorado since receiving his latest offer from the Buffaloes. The 6-foot-0, 175-pound cornerback from Cibolo (Texas) Steele has heard from head coach Mike MacIntyre and defensive line coach Jim Jeffcoat so far.

"From talking with them, they really have me deeply interested in getting to know more about Colorado," Cardwell said. "They talked about how they went to the Alamo Bowl and how I can be a helpful asset to help them win a bowl game.

"Even though I haven't been there I know they are an up-and-coming program that has done very well on the football field," he continued. "The coaches that I've talked to always stay in touch with me and are really trying to get me on a visit up there."


Cardwell now has an offer from 14 different programs. Baylor, Houston and Vanderbilt have been recruiting him the hardest, he reports. Cardwell recently took an unofficial visit to Houston and he plans to take more trips this summer.

"I think that Houston has a great coaching staff and I was really impressed with [secondary] coach [Clay] Jennings' teaching style," he said. "I really liked how they are improving all the training facilities and they seem like a family oriented team, which is really important to me."

A ball-hawk, Cardwell had seven interceptions and five fumble involvements - with three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles - as a junior in 2016. He earned first-team all-district and second-team all-state honors.

"The things that separates me from others is my ability to cover a receiver from doing any kind of route and tracking the ball while it's in the air," he said. "I can also anticipate the receiver's route when he tries breaking it off."

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