Former star Arkansas WR: Could've been like Colorado football star Travis Hunter

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Former Arkansas receiver Joe Adams believes that if Bobby Petrino gave him reps at the cornerback position, he could've been to the Razorbacks in the late 2000s/early 2010s what Travis Hunter has been to Jackson State and Colorado football.

“I wish (Bobby Petrino) would’ve let me get the ball a little bit more, and I honestly wish he would’ve let me play a little DB,” Adams said (h/t Best of Arkansas Sports). “I was the top DB coming out, so I went against Julio (Jones) and AJ Green and all those guys in the Under Armour camps, and I held my own. 

“I feel like I could have done the same thing playing in the SEC, just on the other side of the ball. So, I probably would’ve been the Travis Hunter of that era.”

Travis Hunter has high expectations for Colorado football in 2024

Following the conclusion of a once hopeful, but ultimately disappointing Colorado season, Hunter set expectations for the 2024 season high.

“You know, it was a hard season for us,” Hunter told Bleacher Report on November 28 (h/t BuffsBeat). “A group of men coming together that we never seen before. Next year, best believe we’re winning more than four games. We’re coming different next year, for sure. 

“Expectations for next year, just go out and ball. [I’m] trying to become the highest draft pick I can. Try to win something with my team. Try to get to the national championship. Try to get a bowl game. Just try to get everything we didn’t get this year. Hey it’s going to be a better year for me, better year for the team. If you’re a fan of us, stay with us. We got y’all, we won’t let y’all down next year.”

Hunter, a Paul Hornung Award winner and Consensus All-American during his first campaign in Boulder, will be joined by four new blue-chips at both his positions after a fifth-ranked transfer class and No. 22-ranked overall offseason haul.