Urban Meyer Makes Surprising Comments About Colorado, Compares Travis Hunter To Percy Harvin

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Urban Meyer stopped into Boulder ahead of the college football season to see Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes. He left with a different view of the program.

Meyer was surprised to see the talent on the roster as he singled out a couple of players as being potential stars.

Colorado has been in the college football spotlight ever since Coach Prime took over at the helm, both for good and bad. The new head coach made immediate waves by essentially telling players to enter the transfer portal upon accepting the job.

He then revamped the roster by bringing in the nation’s top-ranked transfer class.

That group included former five-star recruits Travis Hunter and Sav’ell Smalls, as well as two of Sanders’ sons in Shedeur and Shiloh.

His approach to roster management and his use of the transfer portal ruffled feathers throughout the country, including those of Week 2 foe Matt Rhule at Nebraska.

Prime shook off the criticism, though, and trusted his process of boosting the talent coming to Boulder. Based on Urban Meyer’s recent comments, it appears to have paid off.

Meyer made an appearance on the Colin Cowherd Show Tuesday, and he spoke about that recent trip to Colorado.

“I’ve known Deion Sanders a long time, I’ve always loved Deion Sanders,” Meyer began. “I went to the meetings. I watched them practice. They have, I believe, 70 new players. So, I call this the grand experiment.

“I’m telling you, Colin. That was not what I expected… I saw a very good team. I saw talented players.”

Meyer then singled out a couple of Buffaloes stars in Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter.

“[Deion Sander’s] son is an excellent quarterback. And Travis Hunter, you know, I looked at Prime and said, ‘I’ve had one of those. Percy Harvin. I just pushed him to the side. You don’t have to practice him much longer.’ He’s that good.”

Strong praise from the national championship winning coach.

As mentioned earlier, Hunter was the headlining piece of the Buffs’ incoming recruiting class. It appears the five-star DB plans to play on the offensive side of the ball this year, too.

He could provide a target for Shedeur Sanders, who’s already made waves of his own in Week 1 of camp. It was previously reported that the signal caller threw 89 passes in 11-on-11’s, tossing 22 touchdowns without an interception.

While Urban Meyer was very complimentary of the Colorado program, he did note one weakness he saw during his time in Boulder.

“The thing they’re lacking is depth. If they can stay healthy, they have a tough schedule, they’re going to make some waves in the PAC 12.”

The Buffaloes kick off their 2023 season on September 2nd against TCU.