Colorado football true freshman can get looks during 2024 season

A Colorado football true freshman "can get a look" during the 2024 season, says one analyst.

Nov 4, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado before the game between
Nov 4, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado before the game between / Chet Strange-USA TODAY Sports

4-star Colorado football receiver commit Drelon Miller, who chose CU over a host of blue-bloods and even a recent College Football Playoff champion on December 10, could "get a look" for the Buffs in 2024 despite being a true freshman, says Denver Sports' Jake Shapiro.

"Miller put up some absurd stats at Silsbee High School in Texas, catching 46 touchdown passes over the last three seasons, including 21 as a junior in 2022," Shapiro wrote. "He went for at least 1,000 receiving yards from his sophomore year on, and finished his high school career with 3,590 yards overall.

"True freshman don’t play a ton in modern college football, but Miller could certainly get a look. QB Shedeur Sanders lost one of his top weapons in Xavier Weaver to graduation, so there are some extra targets to go around."

Where Colorado football recruiting stands according to Coach Prime's 40-40-20 plan

Coach Prime laid out his plan to recruit 80% of his roster from the portal, with half being grad transfers and half undergrad transfers, a month into his Colorado tenure, and BuffZone's Brian Howell provided an update on where CU stands right now.

"Deion Sanders has often stated he has a 40-40-20 plan with recruiting: 40% grad (older) transfers," Howell prefaced before saying, "40% undergrad (younger) transfers, 20% high school. Colorado’s class so far: Older transfers: 10 (45%), Younger transfers: 7 (32%), High school signees: 5 (23%)."

So for those believing that Colorado was swinging and missing on a host of high school recruits, it turns out that Deion Sanders isn't taking too many swings to begin with. This isn't the 1990s anymore, you know.

With that said, though, Jordan Seaton ultimately not signing would make the 2024 high school class a bottom quarter team in the country; a mild disaster as the future looks uncertain to many behind Travis Hunter, Shedeur and Shilo Sanders' final season in 2024.