A Look At Colorado Football’s Transfer Class Under Deion Sanders – AthlonSports.com

In the new era of college football, the quickest way to rebuild a program is no longer hoping a high school recruit will develop quickly and be an instant producer, the sport is now based around utilizing the transfer portal .

Player movement is at an all-time high as former top recruits who didn’t take the field soon enough to their liking, veterans looking for a bigger stage, or guys just looking for a chance to get some playing time, now everyone has the opportunity to find a new home. There’s also the NIL factor, which “allegedly” caused top players to jump to a place where they can make more money.

Regardless of the reason, there’s a chance your biggest mistake from a year ago could have become one of your strengths if you can throw in some high-level transfers that can produce instant results. Something Colorado head coach Deion Sanders is hoping for is coming true in his inaugural season at Boulder, when he told last year’s team to go on the portal and hopes to field a roster of transfers.

So far, he appears to be on track to meet that goal as the Buffs have already landed 23 transfers and their transfer class is considered the No. 4 class in the country. We all know the Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunters of the world, but the class runs much deeper than just these two.

Let’s take a look at Colorado’s overall transfer class and how they fared at their previous school!

Photo Caption: Red tight end Jonathan Hess (80) fends off a tackle attempt by Blue defender Kyndrich Breedlove (37) during a reception in the second half of The Grove Bowl, Mississippi's NCAA College Spring Football Game, Saturday, April 24, 2021 .  at Oxford, Ms.  The blue team won 28-6
09/24/2022;  Lexington, Kentucky, USA;  Kentucky Wildcats running back Kavosiey Smoke (0) runs the ball in the second quarter against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Kroger
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA;  Missouri Tigers running back Tyler Badie (1) is tackled by Arkansas Razorbacks defensive back Myles Slusher (2) during the first quarter at Donald W. Reynolds Razorbacks Stadium.
Murphy's senior offensive lineman Yousef Mugharbil, 73, won a second state championship on Saturday as the Bulldogs defeated Northside-Pinetown.  A three-star recruit, he will play college football in Florida.  Yousef Mugharbil 1
Jackson State linebacker Aubrey Miller Jr. (45) celebrates with Khalil Arrington (52), Tayvion Beasley (28) and Kevin May (27) after recovering for a touchdown in the second half of the Orange Blossom Classic NCAA college football game .  Sunday, September 4, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Florida, Jackson State won 59-3.
Fresno, California, USA;  Fresno State Bulldogs defensive tackle Leonard Payne Jr. (55) celebrates alongside defensive back Morice Norris (43) after catching a fumble against the San Diego State Aztecs in the second quarter at Valley Children's Stadium.
Jackson State linebacker Jeremiah Brown (42) gets ready to defeat Grambling running back Maurice Washington (28) during an NCAA college football game against Jackson, Mississippi, Saturday, September 17, 2022.
Jackson State Tigers place kicker Alejandro Mata (43) scored a field goal against the Florida A&M Rattlers in the first quarter at Hard Rock Stadium.
Louisville's Mark Vassett warms up during an open practice Wednesday.  March 23, 2022 Louisville practice open 21
Memphis, Tennessee, USA;  Arkansas State Red Wolves tight end Seydou Traore (18) runs after catching for a touchdown in the first half against the Memphis Tigers at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
11/26/2022;  Tampa, FL, USA;  South Florida Bulls wide receiver Jimmy Horn Jr. (5) runs with the ball against the UCF Knights in the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium.
9/4/2022;  Miami, FL, USA;  Jackson State Tigers safety Cam'Ron Silmon-Craig (7) sacks Florida A&M Rattlers quarterback Jeremy Moussa (8) during the first quarter at Hard Rock Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Rich Story-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta, GA, USA;  Jackson State Tigers wide receiver Travis Hunter (12) reacts after catching a touchdown against the North Carolina Central Eagles in the second half during the Celebration Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders is lifted off in celebration by linebacker Tyler Brown (56) in the second half after Sanders scored one of six touchdowns against Grambling during an NCAA college football game in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 would have.  JSU won 66-24.
Dec 17, 2022;  Atlanta, GA, USA;  Jackson State Tigers quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) takes to the field before the game against the North Carolina Central Eagles at the Celebration Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA;  Oklahoma State Cowboys defensive end Tyler Lacy (89) and Missouri State Bears offensive lineman Landon Bebee (73) in the fourth quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium.  The Oklahoma State Cowboys beat the Missouri State Bears 23-16.
10/16/2021;  Boulder, Colo., United States;  General view of a Colorado Buffaloes helmet and football before the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Folsom Field.  Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
AKRON, OH - NOVEMBER 20: Kent State Golden Flashes offensive lineman Savion Washington (78) before a Mid-American Conference game between the Akron Zips and the Kent State Golden Flashes at Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Akron , Ohio (Photo by Graham Stokes/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)
CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 10: Furman Paladins' Tyler Huff #6 is tackled by Clemson Tigers LaVonta Bentley #42 during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2022 in Clemson, South Carolina.  (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)

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