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Full list of transfers to Colorado under new head coach Deion Sanders

The turnover in Boulder is unlike anything we’ve seen in college football before.

Head coach Deion Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes watches as his team warms up prior to their spring game at Folsom Field on April 22, 2023 in Boulder, Colorado. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

There is basically no precedent for what Deion Sanders is doing at Colorado in terms of roster management.

The NFL Hall of Famer and two-time SWAC champion coach at Jackson State is leading an overhaul of his team the likes of which we’ve never seen in college football before. That’s partially due to the NCAA’s transfer portal opening to football players ahead of the 2021 season, allowing a freedom of movement for anyone to leave their initial school once without any eligibility penalty.

But no one has taken it to the extremes like the Buffaloes.

There were 83 scholarship players to start the 2022 season for what would become a 1-11 Colorado team. There are now just 20 of those scholarship players remaining.

46 Colorado scholarship players have entered the transfer portal in 2022-23, 41 leaving since Sanders took over. Arizona State is second in this category with 29 in this cycle.

As the transfer portal re-opened on April 15, thirteen CU players left before the end of the Buffs 15 NCAA-alloted spring practices. And then 18 more went in after the Spring Game on April 22.

Here is the complete list of transfers into Colorado, alongside their recruiting ranking out of high school:

ATH Travis Hunter: Jackson State — 5-star

WR Jimmy Horn Jr.: USF — 4-star

LB Demouy Kennedy: Alabama — 4-star

OL Yousef Mugharbil: Florida — 4-star

QB Shedeur Sanders: Jackson State — 4-star

DL Taijh Alston: West Virginia — 3-star

OL Jack Bailey: Kent State — 2-star

CB Tayvion Beasley: Jackson State — 3-star

OL Landon Bebee: Missouri State — 3-star

LB Vonta Bentley: Clemson — 3-star

CB Kyndrich Breedlove: Ole Miss — 3-star

LB Jeremiah Brown: Jackson State — 3-star

OL Tyler Brown: Jackson State — 3-star

DL Shane Cokes: Dartmouth — 3-star

EDGE Jordan Domineck: Arkansas — 3-star

WR Willie Gaines: Jackson State — 3-star

EDGE D’Vion Harris: Old Dominion — 3-star

DL Leonard Payne: Fresno State — 3-star

S Cam’Ron Silmon-Craig: Jackson State — 3-star

S Myles Slusher: Arkansas — 3-star

RB Kavosiey Smoke: Kentucky — 3-star

S Vito Tisdale: Kentucky — 3-star

TE Seydou Traore: Arkansas State — 3-star

EDGE Taylor Upshaw: Michigan — 3-star

P Mark Vassett: Louisville — 3-star

OL Savion Washington: Kent State — 3-star

WR Xavier Weaver: USF — 3-star

K Jace Feely: Arizona State — N/A

K Alejandro Mata: Jackson State — N/A