Analyst hoping Colorado football grabs in-state OL stars with Michigan, Washington featuring several in title game

One analyst hopes Coach Prime can keep several in-state OL stars with Colorado football given Washington and Michigan featuring several each in the College Football Playoff title game.

Rose Bowl Game - Alabama v Michigan
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Several in-state offensive linemen will be featured during the College Football Playoff title game between Washington and Michigan -- and Buffaloes Wire's Matt Wadleigh hopes one day Coach Prime can boast those Centennial State studs on future Colorado football rosters.

"As noted by 9News Denver’s Scotty Gange, Michigan has five players from the state of Colorado: Drake Nugent (Highlands Ranch), Reece Atteberry (Eaglecrest), Andrew Gentry (Columbine), Connor Jones (Palmer Ridge) and Hayden Moore from Regis Jesuit," Wadleigh prefaced before saying, "Moore, a linebacker, is the only non-offensive lineman. Washington also has two offensive linemen from Colorado: Roger Rosengarten of Valor Christian and Zach Henning from Grandview.

"The state of Colorado is producing some talented offensive linemen, and hopefully, CU head coach Deion Sanders and his staff can land a few moving forward."

Colorado football moving in right direction with offensive line

Undoubtedly, Coach Prime has done all he could this offseason to improve the offensive line in front of his son; one that couldn't keep him healthy for all 12 games in 2023 after Shedeur Sanders was knocked out of the Wazzu matchup in Week 12; subsequently sitting against Utah in Week 13.

The key to his success has been Phil Loadholt, who Deion Sanders was high on since the moment the seven-year NFL veteran and six-year coaching veteran was hired.

"Trust me, a guy with plenty of experience, plenty of wherewithal, able to communicate through all the kids, top to bottom," Sanders said (h/t BuffStampede). "Track record is wonderful. Where he derived from is a tremendous Power 5 and I love everything about him. When he interviewed with me, he knocked it out of the park and he's ready and prepared. As a matter of fact, he's already in-house."

Loadholt's presence reeled in the highest-ranked Buffs recruit in the College Football Playoff era and overhauled an offensive line featuring several veteran starters from UConn, Houston, Indiana, and UTEP.