Colorado football transfers, recruits: Roster changes since Deion Sanders joined as coach
The roster overhaul has come fast and with fury.
Since Deion Sanders was hired as Colorado football coach there has been a wave of players leaving the program and new replacements coming in.
Sanders and staff have also added a number of high school signees.
Here is a look at the changes to the Colorado roster since "Coach Prime" was hired in Boulder. Last updated Feb. 1.
Transfers into Colorado football under Deion Sanders
Demouy Kennedy, linebacker
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Kennedy plans to transfer in from Alabama. Mostly a special teams player, he's appeared in 24 career games over three seasons with the Tide.
Leonard Payne, defensive lineman
The 6-foot-3, 310-pound Payne transferred in from Fresno State. He appeared in 31 games over three seasons.
Kyndrich Breedlove, cornerback
The 5-foot-11 Breedlove transferred from Ole Miss. He appeared in 10 games over two seasons on special teams for the Rebels.
Jordan Domineck, defensive lineman
The 6-foot-3 Domineck transferred from Arkansas. He appeared in 13 games in 2022, making 34 tackles with 7.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss. Prior to Arkansas was at Georgia Tech and has made 16.5 career sacks.
Taylor Upshaw, defensive lineman
The 6-foot-4 Upshaw transferred from Michigan. A four-year letterman at Michigan, he appeared in 37 games with five sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss.
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Kavosiey Smoke, running back
The 5-foot-10 Smoke transferred from Kentucky. A four-year letterman at Kentucky, he appeared in 46 games and ran the ball 292 times for 1,583 yards and 5.42 yards per carry.
Myles Slusher, safety
The 6-foot Slusher transferred from Arkansas. He appeared in six games in 2022, making 28 tackles. In 23 games over three seasons at Arkansas, Slusher had 93 tackles, nine tackles for loss and two interceptions.
Yousef Mugharbil, offensive lineman
The 6-foot-5 Mugharbil transferred from Florida. He did not appear in any games over two seasons with the Gators.
Jace Feely, kicker
The 6-foot Feely transferred from Arizona State. He didn’t attempt a field goal or extra point in two seasons with the Sun Devils.
Tayvion Beasley, cornerback
The 5-foot-10 Beasley transferred from Jackson State. Beasley made eight tackles, had two interceptions and broke up two passes in 2022 as a freshman.
Jeremiah Brown, linebacker
The 6-foot-2 Brown transferred from Jackson State. He had 46 tackles and six sacks as a sophomore in 2022. He appeared in 20 games with 11 tackles for loss and seven sacks over two seasons at Jackson State.
Alejandro Mata, kicker
The 5-foot-9 Mata transferred from Jackson State. He hit 12 of 13 field goal attempts as a freshman in 2022 and converted 51 of 52 extra points.
Mark Vassett, punter
The 6-foot-4 Vassett transferred from Louisville. He appeared in 26 games over two seasons at Louisville, averaging 43.3 yards per punt.
Seydou Traore, tight end
The 6-foot-4 Traore transferred from Arkansas State. He appeared in 23 games over two seasons at Arkansas State, making 62 catches for 752 yards and four touchdowns.
Jimmy Horn, Jr., receiver
The 5-foot-9 Horn transferred from South Florida. He was first-team All-AAC as a kick returner in 2022, averaging 30 yards per return to go with an 89-yard score. He also had 37 catches for 551 yards and three touchdowns in 2022. In 23 games over two seasons at USF, Horn had 67 catches for 959 yards and four touchdowns.
Cam’Ron Silmon, safety
The 5-foot-10 Silmon transferred from Jackson State. He had 63 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and three passes defensed as a sophomore in 2022. Over two seasons he had 111 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and five interceptions at Jackson State.
Marshawn Kneeland, defensive lineman
The 6-foot-4 Kneeland transferred from Western Michigan. In four seasons he had 92 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks over 28 games.
Tyler Brown, offensive lineman
The 6-foot-3 Brown transferred from Jackson State. He played in and started 11 games in 2022.
Travis Hunter, cornerback
The 6-foot-1 Hunter transferred from Jackson State. He was the top-rated recruit in the 2022 signing class. Hunter had 20 tackles, two interceptions and 10 pass breakups as a freshman in 2022.
Shedeur Sanders, quarterback
The 6-foot-1 Sanders transferred from Jackson State. In two seasons as the starting QB he completed 68% of his passes for 6,983 yards, 70 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He also rushed for nine touchdowns over two seasons.
Landon Bebee, offensive lineman
The 6-foot-3 Bebee transferred from Missouri State. Bebee started 11 games at left tackle in 2022 and is a multiyear all-conference player.
Shane Cokes, defensive lineman
The 6-foot-4 Cokes transferred from Dartmouth. He had 4.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss in 2022. Over three seasons at Dartmouth, Cokes had 87 tackles, 8.5 sacks and 87 tackles in 22 games played.
Savion Washington, offensive lineman
The 6-foot-8 Washington transferred from Kent State. He played in 11 games with 10 starts in 2022.
LaVonta Bentley, linebacker
The 6-foot Bentley transferred from Clemson. In 40 games (two starts) at Clemson he had 73 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
Taijh Alston, defensive lineman
The 6-foot-5 Alston transferred from West Virginia. Over four seasons, Alston played in 28 games with 56 tackles, eight sacks and 15 tackles for loss.
Champion Johnson, running back
The 6-foot-1 Johnson transferred from Cal, where he was listed as a fullback for the Bears.
Colorado football's 2023 signing class includes top-rated cornerback
Here are the high school and junior college signees in CU's 2023 class. Rankings are based on 247Sports composite.
Cormani McClain, cornerback
The five-star is the top-rated cornerback in the 2023 class nationally. He flipped from Miami to CU. It's the second year in a row Sanders has signed the nation's top cornerback (Travis Hunter).
Dylan Edwards, running back
The 5-foot-8 Edwards is a four-star recruit and ranked as the No. 11 running back in the nation. He flipped to CU from Notre Dame.
Omarion Miller, receiver
The 6-foot-2 Miller is a four-star recruit out of Louisiana and ranked as the No. 34 receiver in the nation. He flipped to CU from Nebraska.
Adam Hopkins, receiver
The 6-foot Hopkins is a four-star recruit out of Georgia, ranked as the No. 38 receiver in the country. He flipped to CU from Auburn.
Morgan Perason, linebacker
The 6-foot-1 Perason is a three-star recruit out of Oklahoma.
Taje McCoy, edge
The 6-foot-3 McCoy is a three-star recruit out of Oklahoma.
Ryan Staub, quarterback
The 6-foot-1 Staub is a three-star recruit out of California.
Carter Stoutmire, cornerback
The 5-foot-11 Soutmire is a three-star recruit out of Texas. Stoutmire flipped to CU from Pac-12 rival Arizona.
Isaiah Jatta, offensive lineman
The 6-foot-6 Jatta is a three-star recruit out of Snow College in Utah. Jatta originally committed to South Carolina.
Jacob Page, receiver
The 6-foot-2 Page is a three-star recruit out of Tennessee.
Isaiah Hardge, receiver
The 5-foot-10 Hardge is a three-star recruit out of Florida.
Victory Johnson, linebacker
The 6-foot-4 Johnson is a three-star recruit out of California.
Kofi Taylor-Barrocks, linebacker
The 6-foot-3 Taylor-Barrocks comes from abroad, signing from England. Taylor-Barrocks was originally committed to Sanders at Jackson State and followed to CU.
Asaad Waseem, receiver
The 6-foot Waseem is a three-star recruit out of Florida.
Jaden Milliner-Jones, safety
The 5-foot-11 Milliner-Jones is a three-star recruit out of Texas. Milliner-Jones was originally committed to SMU.
Kasen Weisman, quarterback
The 6-foot-2 Weisman is a three-star quarterback out of Georgia. Weisman was originally committed to Kansas.
Jordan Onovughe, receiver
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Onovughe is a three-star recruit out of California.
Hank Zilinskas, offensive lineman
The 6-foot-3, 274-pound Zilinskas is the lone Colorado signee in the class. He's rated as the 14th-best player in the state.
Jack Wilty, offensive lineman
The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Wilty is a community college signee (Iowa Central).
Transfers out of Colorado football
Cole Becker, kicker
The 6-foot-3 Becker transferred to Utah. Becker hit 11 of 13 field goal attempts and was 20-for-21 on extra points in 2022.
Maddox Kopp, quarterback
The 6-foot-5 Kopp transferred to Miami (Ohio). He played in one game in 2022, completing 15 of 28 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown.
Owen McCown, quarterback
The 6-foot-2 McCown transferred to UTSA. He played in four games in 2022, completing 57 of 100 passes for 600 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. McCown also had two rushing touchdowns.
Jack Hestera, receiver
The 6-foot Hestera transferred to Charlotte. He caught 14 passes for 157 yards in 2022, playing in 11 games.
Kaylin Moore, cornerback
The 5-foot-10 Moore transferred to Cal. He had 38 tackles and four pass breakups in 2022. He started 14 games in two seasons at CU.
Chase Penry, receiver
The 6-foot-1 Penry transferred to Boise State. Penry appeared in four games in 2022, making two catches for 25 yards. He played in 15 games and caught 10 passes in two seasons at CU.
Casey Roddick, offensive lineman
The 6-foot-4 Roddick transferred to Florida State. Roddick started all 12 games in 2022 and made 30 starts in 42 career games at CU over four seasons.
J.T. Shrout, quarterback
The 6-foot-3 Shrout hasn’t picked a new program yet. He played in nine games in 2022, completing 90 passes for 1,220 yards with seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. Shrout came to CU from Tennessee prior to the 2021 season.
Austin Johnson, offensive lineman
The 6-foot-4 Johnson hasn’t picked a new program yet. He played in 10 games on the offensive line in 2022. He played in 20 career games with seven starts four seasons.
Noah Fenske, offensive lineman
The 6-foot-5 Fenske hasn’t picked a new program yet. He played in seven games as a sophomore in 2022. He previously played at Iowa.
Isaiah Lewis, safety
The 6-foot Lewis hasn’t picked a new program. He played in four games with 21 tackles and a pass breakup in 2022. He played in 43 career games with 19 starts in five seasons at CU.
Brendon Lewis, quarterback
The 6-foot-2 Lewis has transferred to Nevada. He played in two games in 2022, completing 15-24 passes for 92 yards. He played in 15 games with 13 starts in two seasons at CU.
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