Colorado football OL Group of Five transfer gives Phil Loadholt depth across entire line

Coach Prime's latest Group of Five transfer gives new Colorado football OL coach Phil Loadholt depth across the entire Buffs line, says one analyst.

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Coach Prime's latest Colorado football transfer portal addition, ex-UConn offensive lineman Yakiri Walker, will give new Buffs offensive line coach Phil Loadholt depth across the entire line, says BuffsBeat's Josh Tolle.

"This move gives new offensive line coach Phil Loadholt depth across the entire line," Tolle prefaced before saying, "Walker has started at multiple positions and was most-recently at center, but has a clear understanding of how to be effective at any spot."

Walker, as Tolle points out, was a two-sport athlete; something Deion Sanders is a fan of, and certainly can relate with, as a former MLB All-Star and Pro Bowler. A former high school star in DeSoto, Texas, not far from Cedar Hill, where Shedeur and Shilo Sanders starred and Coach Prime coached them at Trinity Christian School, Walker has many synergies with Sanders and Co.

Walker sent a statement to BuffStampede on why he decided on the University of Colorado for the final two years of his collegiate career.

"I just wanted to give some more protection up front, and just want to get the o-line right!" exclaimed Walker.

Coach Prime justified in his belief in Colorado football offensive line coach hire Phil Loadholt

Coach Prime sent a very confident message on Loadholt during the December 6 edition of Thee Pregame Show, claiming that the then-unnamed coach was ready to go from the jump.

"Offensive line position has already been filled," Coach Prime prefaced before saying, "A guy with plenty of experience, plenty wherewithal, able to communicate to all the kids from top to bottom. Track record is wonderful. Where he derived from is a tremendous Power 5, and I love everything about it. When he interviewed with me, he knocked it out of the park. He’s ready and prepared. As a matter of fact, he’s already in house."

With the surprise commitment of Jordan Seaton and now the versatile Walker joining the fold, Loadholt has unquestionably met the "ready" label.