Going 1-11 can kill a program, but Colorado football made a move that saved it from going into the basement for the foreseeable future. The Buffaloes hired an up-and-coming FCS coach who has connections everywhere, NFL experience, and can recruit at an elite level.
Deion Sanders saved this program, on paper.
Will the hire turn into success on the field? Who knows, but it definitely brought the excitement back to a dormant program.
And there’s talent to work with. In fact, these three newcomers will soon be stars.
This one is fairly obvious. Travis Hunter is going to be one of the best newcomers in the entire Pac-12 and he should get the start right away at cornerback for the Buffaloes.
Hunter comes over from Jackson State where he had a solid freshman year after shocking the nation and flipping to the FCS school from Florida State thanks to Deion Sanders. But after Sanders took the Colorado job and Hunter entered the transfer portal, it felt like an obvious move that was just a matter of time.
Now Hunter is in Boulder to help resurrect the Buffaloes and I think he’s going to be an immediate leader on that defense. He has all the potential to be a lockdown corner and he’ll prove it right away.
If you’re searching for a defensive newcomer who’ll have an immediate impact, look no further than Hunter.