January 30, 2023


The roster overhaul has come swiftly and with fury.

Since Deion Sanders was hired as Colorado football coach, there has been a wave of players leaving the program and new substitutes joining.

Sanders and associates also added a number of high school signers.

Here’s a look at the changes to the Colorado roster since “Coach Prime” was dropped in Boulder. Last updated on January 25th.

Transfers to Colorado Football under Deion Sanders

Kyndrich Breedlove, cornerback

The 5-foot-11 Breedlove switched from Ole Miss. He appeared in 10 games over two seasons on special teams for the Rebels.

Jordan Domineck, defender

The 6-foot-3 Domineck was moved from Arkansas. He appeared in 13 games in 2022 and made 34 tackles with 7.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for the loss. Prior to Arkansas, he was at Georgia Tech and has 16.5 career sacks.

Taylor Upshaw, defense attorney

The 6-foot-4 upshaw was carried over from Michigan. As a four-year-old letterman in Michigan, he appeared in 37 games with five sacks and 10.5 tackles for losses.

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Kavosiey Smoke runs back

The 5-foot-10 smoke was carried over from Kentucky. As a four-year-old letterman in Kentucky, he appeared in 46 games and rushed the ball 292 times for 1,583 yards and 5.42 yards per carry.

Myles Slusher, security

The 6-foot slusher was moved from Arkansas. He appeared in six games in 2022 and made 28 tackles. In 23 games over three seasons in Arkansas, Slusher had 93 tackles, nine tackles for loss and two interceptions.

Yousef Mugharbil, attacking lineman

The 6-foot-5 Mugharbil was transferred from Florida. He did not appear in a game in two seasons with the Gators.

Jace Feely, Kickers

The 6-foot Feely was relocated from the state of Arizona. He has not attempted a field goal or extra point in two seasons with the Sun Devils.

Tayvion Beasley, cornerback

The 5-foot-10 Beasley was relocated out of Jackson State. Beasley made eight tackles as a freshman in 2022, had two interceptions and stopped two passes.

Jeremiah Brown, linebacker

The 6-foot-2 Brown was moved out of Jackson State. In 2022, he had 46 tackles and six sacks as a sophomore. 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 was relocated 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 was relocated from Louisville. He appeared in 26 games over two seasons at Louisville and averaged 43.3 yards per punt.

Seydou Traore, tight end

The 6-foot-4 Traore was transferred from the state of Arkansas. He appeared in 23 games in two seasons at Arkansas State, catching 62 for 752 yards and four touchdowns.

Jimmy Horn, Jr., receiver

The 5-foot-9 horn carried over from South Florida. He was a first-team All-AAC as a kick returner in 2022, averaging 30 yards per return and 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, security

The 5-foot-10 Silmon was transferred from Jackson State. He had 63 tackles, 5.5 tackles for losses, two interceptions and three passes defended as a sophomore in 2022. In two seasons, he had 111 tackles, 10 tackles for losses and five interceptions at Jackson State.

Marshawn Kneeland, defense attorney

The 6-foot-4-kneeland was carried over from western Michigan. In four seasons, he had 92 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks in 28 games.

Tyler Brown, offensive lineman

The 6-foot-3 Brown was relocated from Jackson State. He played and started in 11 games in 2022.

Travis Hunter, cornerback

The 6-foot-1 fighter was relocated from Jackson State. He was the top-scoring recruit in the 2022 undersigning class. Hunter had 20 tackles, two interceptions and 10 pass breakups as a freshman in 2022.

Shedeur Sanders, quarterback

The 6-foot-1 Sanders were moved out of 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 in two seasons.

Landon Bebee, offensive lineman

The 6-foot-3 Bebee was transferred from the state of Missouri. Bebee started at left tackle in 11 games in 2022 and is a perennial all-conference player.

Shane Cokes, defense attorney

The 6-foot-4 colas were traded from Dartmouth. He had 4.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for a loss in 2022. In 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 was relocated from the state of Kent. He played in 11 games from 10 starts in 2022.

LaVonta Bentley, defense attorney

The 6-foot Bentley was taken over by Clemson. In 40 games (two starts) with Clemson, he had 73 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

Taijh Alston, defender

The 6-foot-5 Alston was relocated from West Virginia. In four seasons, Alston played in 28 games with 56 tackles, eight sacks and 15 tackles for loss.

Champion Johnson runs back

The 6-foot-1 Johnson joined from Cal, where he was listed as a full-back for the Bears.

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Cormani McClain, cornerback

The five-star player is the top-rated cornerback in the 2023 class nationally. He transferred from Miami to CU. It’s the second year in a row that Sanders has signed the nation’s top cornerback (Travis Hunter).

Dylan Edwards runs back

The 5-foot-8 Edwards is a four-star recruit and ranked the No. 11 running back in the nation. He joined CU from Notre Dame.

Omarion Miller, receiver

The 6-foot-2 Müller is a four-star recruit from Louisiana and is ranked the No. 34 receiver in the nation. He transferred from Nebraska to CU.

Adam Hopkins, Receiver

The 6-foot Hopkins is a four-star Georgia recruit ranked as the No. 38 receiver in the country. He transferred from Auburn to CU.

Morgan Pearson, defense attorney

The 6-foot-1 Pearson is a three-star recruit from Oklahoma.

Taje McCoy, Kante

The 6-foot-3 McCoy is a three-star recruit from Oklahoma.

Ryan Staub, quarterback

The 6-foot-1 Dust is a three-star recruit from California.

Carter Stoutmire, cornerback

The 5-foot-11 Soutmire is a three-star recruit from Texas. Stoutmire joined CU from Pac-12 rivals Arizona.

Isaiah Jatta, offensive lineman

The 6-foot-6 Jatta is a three-star recruit from Snow College in Utah. Jatta originally signed for South Carolina.

Jacob Page, receiver

The 6-foot-2 page is a three-star recruit from Tennessee.

Isaiah Hardge, recipient

The 5-foot-10 Hardge is a three-star recruit from Florida.

Victory Johnson, defense attorney

The 6-foot-4 Johnson is a three-star recruit from California.

Kofi Taylor-Barrocks, linebacker

The 6ft 3 Taylor-Barrocks come from abroad and sign from England. Taylor-Barrocks originally signed Sanders to Jackson State and followed him to CU.

Asaad Waseem, receiver

The 6-Foot Waseem is a three-star recruit from Florida.

Jaden Milliner-Jones, security

The 5-foot-11 Milliner-Jones is a three-star recruit from Texas. Milliner-Jones was originally committed to SMU.

Kasen Weisman, quarterback

The 6-foot-2 Weisman is a three-star quarterback from Georgia. Weisman was originally committed to Kansas.

Jordan Onovughe, receiver

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Onovughe is a three-star recruit from California.

Hank Zilinskas, offensive lineman

The 6-foot-3, 274-pound Zilinskas is the only Colorado signee in the class. He is rated as the 14th best player in the state.

Jack Wilty, offensive lineman

The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Wilty is a Community College (Iowa Central) signee.

Transfers from Colorado Football

Cole Becker, foosball

The 6-foot-3 Becker was transferred to Utah. Becker hit 11 of 13 field goal attempts and was 20-to-21 with extra points in 2022.

Maddox Kopp, quarterback

The 6-foot-5-Kopp was moved 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 was 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 was moved to Charlotte. He caught 14 passes for 157 yards in 2022 and played in 11 games.

Kaylin Moore, cornerback

The 5-foot-10 Moore traded 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 was relocated to Boise State. Penry appeared in four games in 2022 and made 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 was relocated to the state of Florida. Roddick started all 12 games in 2022 and made 30 starts in 42 career games at CU over four seasons.

JT Shrout, quarterback

The 6-foot-3 Shrout hasn’t picked a new program yet. He played in nine games in 2022 and completed 90 passes for 1,220 yards with seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. Shrout joined CU from Tennessee ahead of the 2021 season.

Austin Johnson, offensive lineman

The 6-foot-4 Johnson hasn’t picked a new program yet. He played on the offensive line in 10 games in 2022. He played in 20 career games with seven starts over 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 in Iowa.

Isaiah Lewis, security

The 6-foot Lewis hasn’t picked a new program. He played in four games with 21 tackles and one broken pass in 2022. He played in 43 career games with 19 starts in five seasons with CU.

Brendon Lewis, quarterback

The 6-foot-2 Lewis has been relocated to Nevada. He played in two games in 2022 and completed 15-24 passes for 92 yards. He played in 15 games with 13 starts over two seasons at CU.

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