Colorado Faces Unexpected Hurdle in Center Position Despite Coach Prime’s Smart Recruitment Efforts

Published 12/11/2023, 5:09 AM EST

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Recruitment battles are now taking center stage as the 2024 NCAA season comes in ascension. For the coaches and management, this is the time when opportunities are aplenty to strengthen their teams even more. Like all other teams, the Buffs are also busy recruiting right now. But for Deion Sanders and his men, there have been a couple of setbacks as well.

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Colorado lineman Van Wells broke his commitment from Colorado earlier this month and is now set to play for Oregon State next year. While many have touted Deion to be the ultimate playmaker in terms of recruitment, this move by the Beavers’ newly appointed HC Trent Bray could be a complication for Prime!

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Colorado offensive lineman Van Wells hit the transfer portal on December 2nd. He released a statement before entering the transfer portal, saying, “I appreciate all the love and support I received these past 2 years from the CU staff and most importantly the CU fanbase. The relationships I’ve built here will always be cherished. Thank you for the brotherhood we created and you guys will truly be missed.”

The Trent Bray era is in full swing and we’ve already seen glimpses of things about to come! Wells was a 3-star recruit and could serve the Beavers and Trent Bray very well in the upcoming season. The 6-foot-2, 290-pound Wells played 10 games for Buffs the last season. Buffaloes are already struggling with finding the right set of individuals for their offenses and the absence of a center creates more challenges.

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Decoding Colorado’s recruitment struggles

Deion Sanders and his strategy team have been dealt a psychological blow but they don’t have time to process the losses. Problems are aplenty for the side that finished with just four wins in the latest season. Looking back at how the past few weeks have gone by, Deion Sanders is losing his coaching arsenal.

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Though the Buffs have gained many valuable recruits like OT Jordan Seaton, Center Yakiri Walker, guards Tyler Johnson and Justin Mayers, and tackle Kahlil Benson, it is possible to win with an entirely new O-line without having any pre-existing bonds between them?

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The Buffs’ defense was the only positive throughout their lackluster season but even that was met with a jolt! The departure of the defensive ends coach Nick Williams puts a big question mark on Sanders.

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What do the Buffs’ fans think, will the side come with better results next year or will the recent players leaving the side have a negative dent in the team’s playoff chances?

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