The euphoria over the Colorado Buffalos football team is unlike anything we have seen in a while in college sports. With the takeover of "Coach Prime" being in everyone's head, his team has been able to significantly affect college football betting markets. I've never seen line movement quite like what I have with Colorado this season, and Deion Sanders seems to have that "it" factor to attract all the attention to him.
Because of this, he has become one of the best recruiters in the nation, able to bring in serious 5-star talent to programs that have been afterthoughts in the past. In fact, the Buffs were one of the worst football teams in the country in 2022. So you're probably asking what this has to do with the basketball team at Colorado? Actually, it seems to have been a huge boost for that program as well.
Head coach Tad Boyle is not Deion Sanders, but the hype surrounding that school seems to have brushed off on him and his ability to bring in big-time talent.
Boyle has managed to bring in the highest-rated recruit in school history for this coming season, 5-star forward Cody Williams. He's an absolute monster on the court, and easily will be the most talented player to put on a Buffs jersey in program history. Sound familiar to what the football team is doing? It should. Not only that, but Boyle also has managed to utilize the transfer portal to outstanding effect, also bringing in star transfer Eddie Lampkin from TCU. He's a bruiser down below with excellent footwork and the Horned Frogs really missed him when he went down with an injury last season.
To bring in that kind of talent is unheard of for Colorado, and I honestly don't think it happens without Sanders coming to the football team. Let's not forget, the Buffs still have some quality players outside of those two like Tristan Da Silva and KJ Simpson, who both averaged double-digit points last year. In my opinion, much like the football team, I could certainly see Colorado as a surprise team that an make the NCAA Tournament come March 2024.