Ranked as the No. 36 wide receiver prospect in the country as a senior at La Mirada (Calif.) High, Tony Brown's final decision came down to Texas Tech and Colorado. Ironically it was former Buff receiver Darrin Chiaverini who convinced Brown to sign with the Red Raiders back in 2015. Chiaverini, now back at his alma mater as Colorado's co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach, will get another opportunity to tutor Brown.
The 6-foot-1, 187-pound Brown announced his intention to transfer to Colorado on social media on Monday afternoon.
During his two seasons with the Red Raiders, as a true freshman and true sophomore, Brown caught 27 passes, including two in the end zone.
Brown will redshirt at Colorado this fall while sitting out due to transfer rules. He will then have two years of eligibility remaining to compete with the Buffaloes in 2018 and 2019.
Colorado's receiving corps were recently ranked second-best in the country in Lindy's 2017 preview magazine. Three of the Buffaloes' starters from a year ago at receiver - Shay Fields, Bryce Bobo and Devin Ross - are entering their final year in Boulder, though. Talented reserve Kabion Ento might also exhaust his eligibility this fall if he does not redshirt.