Julian Lewis's Colorado football visit good news on many levels

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Carrollton QB Julian Lewis's upcoming Colorado football visit is good news on many levels according to BuffsBeat's Josh Tolle: the Buffs need a replacement for Shedeur Sanders under center and Deion Sanders needs a reason to stick around in Boulder after his sons leave for the NFL.

"The Carrollton (GA) passer posted a CU hype video to X (Formerly Twitter) and said he'll be on campus to visit Coach Prime and the Buffs on June 21-23," Tolle prefaced before saying, "This is great news on many levels. Shedeur Sanders is leaving for the NFL and will need his heir apparent waiting in the wings. Ironically, Lewis and Sanders share Darrell Colbert as the same QB coach. One of the biggest complaints with the naysayers is that Coach Prime will likely leave after sending his sons to the NFL. Bringing Lewis onboard would put those rumors to bed."

In truth, CU doesn't actually need any more reasons to convince Coach Prime to remain with the Buffs than they've already given him. Sanders has full autonomy over Colorado and wouldn't get that at any comparable program. They've also hired anyone he's wanted on his staff; even Warren Sapp, whose controversial past seemed destined to be a red flag keeping him from being hired as a GA but didn't preclude his hiring.

Julian Lewis has chance to become a bigger star with Colorado football than he'd be at USC or elsewhere

Lewis is committed to USC, but instead of drawing comparisons to recent No. 1 overall pick Caleb Williams, who may become generational in the NFL if the Chicago Bears don't bring his stock down, he can become a successful heir apparent to Shedeur in Boulder.

Despite all the hype, the results haven't really been there for Colorado, and if there's not a big leap in 2024, the QB1 role may be even more valuable in the "Prime Time" spotlight.

Imagine being the guy who leads CU to more success than Deion's son? You'd instantly become a media darling. That's something worth a thought for Lewis as he contemplates a flip.