Star two-way Colorado transfer ‘better than some’ NFL HOFers
Star two-way Colorado football transfer Travis Hunter is “already better than some” NFL Hall of Famers according to BuffsBeat’s J’Mar Smith — who went as far as to say that No. 12 is ahead of where Deion Sanders was as a player at this stage of his career.
“As a defensive back and wide receiver, his impact on the game is like no other,” Smith prefaced before saying, “You can argue he’s better on both sides of the ball than some of the legends who’re enshrined in Canton. He might even be further along than his coach was at this point of his career. Hunter creates havoc for other teams, and he’s having fun while doing it.”
Smith believes Hunter may not be as focused on the NFL as many may think, however, arguing that he may like his current position at the college ranks.
“Colorado’s ‘Swiss Army Knife’ Travis Hunter is the main attraction, and everyone is in awe at his passion for the game,” Smith argued. “Many have criticized him playing both sides, but who says that’s not his dream as a college player? Everyone is so worried about the next level, but no one is thinking about the here and now.”
Travis Hunter has been ‘predictably spectacular’ for Colorado football
According to Rivals’ Adam Gorney, Hunter has been “predictably spectacular” during his three and one-quarter appearances for the Buffs; an absence caused by Colorado State DB Henry Blackburn’s dirty hit on No. 12 during the Rocky Mountain Showdown on September 16.
“Ranked as the No. 1 overall transfer heading into this season, the top-ranked prospect in the 2022 recruiting class has been predictably spectacular for the Buffaloes,” Gorney wrote.
It’s not a stretch to say that a healthy Hunter could be the difference between bowl eligibility and an offseason of unrest in Boulder. While his return to the field against Stanford was not his best outing, and his snap count should be monitored moving forward, Hunter is good enough to make the few plays necessary to swing the pendulum Colorado’s way in any close games down the stretch against a brutal slate of Pac-12 opponents.