A.J. Harris among possible good transfer portal options for Colorado football

A.J. Harris was among several "good" transfer portal options for Colorado football listed by one analyst.

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BuffsBeat's Josh Tolle listed A.J. Harris, and gave him the longest blurb and most attention, among the Colorado football transfer portal options he deemed as good ones this offseason. Harris, as Tolle notes, is a two-sport athlete in the mold of Deion Sanders. Other athletes, however, have also brought value to the portal and should be considered according to the BuffsBeat writer.

"Sanders has a few good options with the players who're currently in the portal. Georgia five-star cornerback A.J. Harris would be a good fit for the Buffs. He's the prototypical two-sport athlete Coach Prime looks for when recruiting. The freshman saw time in a majority of games for Kirby Smart this year. Harris was selected to play in All-American Bowl while at Phenix City's Central (Alabama) and ranked as the No. 32 prospect nationally, according to 247Sports. He's currently ranked in the top five of all available players.

"There's also a flood of top talent, including USC cornerback Domani Jackson, Houston defensive lineman Jamaree Caldwell, and Michigan State defensive tackle Derrick Harmon. Colorado has secured six of the top 100 players with the transfer window open for another week."

Colorado football must attract more blue-chip talent from top schools in portal to silence some doubters

Seemingly finding the right pieces isn't going to impress some analysts. Mike Farrell Sports' Scott Salomon saw some of Coach Prime's portal additions along the Buffs' offensive line, an obvious weakness for CU in 2023, as "retreads."

"Last season, Prime offered the world to transfer portal candidates and grabbed over 60 players from the portal," Salomon prefaced before saying, "This season, things are different as he has a total of 16 players signed from the portal and they are nowhere near the quality group that Prime was looking for. Prime will retool his offensive line with retreads as opposed to freshmen that he and his staff can coach and develop."

Something tells this writer that a Harris or Jackson wouldn't be referred to as such if Colorado landed them. Coach Prime bringing on blue-chips from powerhouses like Georgia and USC will perhaps satisfy a tough to please public.