Analyst makes head-scratching implication that Travis Hunter can transfer from Colorado football

Apr 27, 2024; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes cornerback Travis Hunter (12) during a spring
Apr 27, 2024; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes cornerback Travis Hunter (12) during a spring / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Essentially Sports' Soheli Tarafdar made a strange connection between Colorado football landing cornerback Ivan Yates to when they landed running back Dallan Hayden -- implying that, like Dylan Edwards leaving after the Hayden addition, Travis Hunter can look to leave after facing increased competition via the transfer portal.

"Deion Sanders boldly added a new talent, Ivan Yates, to add depth at the cornerback position, as confirmed by the Buffs’ official Instagram page," Tarafdar prefaced before saying, "After playing at Furman for four long years, the time has arrived for Yates to make Boulder his second home. Meanwhile, this ushers in some good news for the Buffs, particularly after the shocking exit of cornerback Cormani McClain. However, the last time Coach Prime brought in a running back, Dylan Edwards left the Buffs family."

Hunter isn't leaving Colorado. Full stop.

Yates is a depth piece who will see the field in spurts to spell Hunter or DJ McKinney or in the event of an injury. Or if the Buffs are in a package that has Hunter switching over to the nickel spot, which he has taken on this offseason.

Edwards, meanwhile went from being the clear RB1 in Week 1 of the 2023 season to shifting into a background role as the season perhaps, ceding touches to Anthony Hankerson and Sy'veon Wilkerson. Evidently, he felt his job was threatened further after Hayden committed despite the exodus of talent from the RB room.

Travis Hunter a pillar of Deion Sanders' Colorado football program

Hunter leaving Colorado would only be a possibility if Deion Sanders took another job and brought the two-way star and his sons with him, or if he stepped down from coaching altogether. No. 12 is as loyal as one can be to Coach Prime, having chosen FCS Jackson State over every Power Five program as the No. 1 overall recruit in 2022.

Even implying he could go elsewhere is a fool's errand. The only landing spot that won't be Colorado in the future will be whatever lucky NFL franchise drafts his talents in the 2025 draft.