It’s no secret that Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes would have a lot of action in the transfer portal.
That includes both incoming players and outgoing players.
In fact, Sanders himself explicitly said as much in his first discussion with Colorado players.
“We got a few positions already taken care of, because I’m bringing my luggage with me — and it’s Louis [Vuitton],” Sanders said.Okay, it ain’t gonna be no more of the mess that these wonderful fans, the student body, and some of your parents have put up with…for probably two decades now.
“I’m comin’ and when I get here it’s gonna be changed. So I want y’all to get ready, to go ahead and jump in that portal, and do whatever you’re gonna get, because the more of you jump in, the more room we make, because we’re bringing in kids who are smart, say that, tough.”
Clearly the message took. Not only have the Buffs added several transfers, but they’ve also lost a ton. In fact, over 20 players from last year’s 1-11 team have since opted to move on.
Most of those players, however, were seen as surplus to needs as Sanders turns over a program mired in mediocrity.
The latest addition, however, came as a surprise.
A day after leading Colorado with 154 yards and a TD in the spring game, WR Montana Lemonious-Craig is in the NCAA transfer portal, per @nikkiedwardsss pic.twitter.com/feVdqMaIgb
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) April 24, 2023
Junior wide receiver Montana Lemonious-Craig entered his name into the portal on Sunday, just one day after lighting up the Buffs’ spring game for 154 yards a touchdown.
The Inglewood, California native had just 23 catches for 359 yards and three touchdowns in 2022. But in Colorado’s lone win against Cal, he hauled in eight catches for 119 yards and a score.
Fellow wideout and incoming transfer Jimmy Horn has been the star of the Buffaloes’ offseason. But Lemonious-Craig figured to start opposite of him and provide a more sizable weapon for new quarterback Shedeur Sanders.
Now it appears that weapon is off the table and headed out the door.