When Deion Sanders had his introductory news conference after taking the coaching job at Colorado on Dec. 4, he pointed to his son, Shedeur Sanders, had him stand up and told the crowd, "That's your quarterback."
Only thing was, that was before the transfer portal window opened, and their former team, Jackson State, had the Cricket Celebration Bowl to play.
Now, it's official. Shedeur, a true sophomore who threw 70 touchdown passes at Jackson State, entered the portal Saturday, along with his brother, Shilo, a redshirt sophomore defensive back. On Wednesday, Shedeur announced he would join his father in Boulder, Colorado, as did Travis Hunter, the No. 2-ranked recruit overall in the 2022 class
Shedeur was the No. 61-ranked prospect overall (No. 16-ranked QB) in the 2021 recruiting class, which also included Heisman winner Caleb Williams and Drake Maye. Shedeur will be doing something rare in college football: jumping from the FCS level to the Power 5.
Beyond being the son of a Pro Football Hall of Famer, Shedeur has talent in his own right. He threw for 3,231 yards with 30 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a freshman and followed that by throwing for 3,732 yards with 40 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2022, also running for six scores.
No Colorado quarterback has topped 3,000 yards in a season since Sefo Liufau in 2014. In fact, Colorado has finished with at least six wins in a season just once since 2008. The Buffaloes have gone 5-19 over the past two years and 24-42 over the past six seasons.
What can we expect from Sheduer when he faces Pac-12 opponents? What will Deion build as a supporting cast around him? Does Shedeur have potential at the NFL level as well? Our experts break down what is happening in and around Colorado's football program.