Shedeur Sanders Turning Heads At Colorado Camp, Primed For A Big Year In Boulder

Shedeur Sanders throws a pass during Colorado's spring game.

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Shedeur Sanders is off to a great start in Boulder as he eyes a big first year with Colorado. Sanders will have the tall task of improving a team that won just one game last season.

He’ll have some help as his dad and head coach has drastically improved the roster through the transfer portal, though not many outside the Buffaloes’ camp are setting expectations high.

Colorado has been the talk of the college football offseason. The program hired Deion Sanders after its 1-11 campaign in 2022, and he’s made an immediate impact.

He’s completely flipped the Buffaloes’ roster, though he’s ruffled some feathers in the process. His utilization of the transfer portal has been unlike anything we’ve seen in the modern era.

Coach Prime saw upwards of 60 players leave the program through the portal, though he did his best to replace the departures with top talent. In his top-ranked transfer class are former five-star recruits Travis Hunter and Sav’ell Smalls, as well as four-star receiver Jimmy Horn and four-star running back Alton McCaskill.

In all, he was able to land transfers from blue blood programs like Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, and more, but maybe no addition will prove more impactful than his son, Shedeur.

The quarterback is fresh off a huge year at Jackson State where he threw for 3,732 yards and 40 touchdowns. He added another six scores on the ground as he helped the Tigers complete a perfect 11-0 regular season.

Early reviews from the passer’s offseason camp suggest that success could continue with the Buffs.

Sanders has reportedly thrown more than 20 touchdowns and no interceptions in 11-on-11 play through his first week of camp.

“He has not [had a down practice this camp]. Week 1, Shedeur had 89 passes, 22 touchdowns, and no interceptions,” the DNVR Buffs team said.

Fans were quick to respond to the update on social media. Colorado fans are expecting a huge year out of Shedeur Sanders.

“Legit Heisman contender in that offense,” one follower wrote. “Speed and playmakers everywhere.”

“He’s really like that,” another person said. “Can’t wait to watch him.”

Of course, there were some haters. Not surprisingly, many were Florida State supporters.

One FSU fan commented, “Translation: Buffs have the worst secondary in the nation.”

Another ‘Noles fan posted, “Offseason champs!”

Sanders will look to prove his doubters wrong in 2023. He appears to be off to a good start.