British TE Sedyou Traore joins Deion Sanders and Colorado Buffaloes

Deion ‘Coach Prime’ Sanders and the Colorado Buffs continue to dominate the transfer portal this time with some international flavor, by signing British tight end Sedyou Traore, a proven tight end out of the Sun Belt Conference.

The 6’4″, 250 pound true sophomore put up 50 catches for 655 yards and four touchdowns earning first-team All-Sun Belt honors, and honorable mention All-American recognition this past season for the Arkansas State Redwolves.  

The sure-handed pass catcher caused mismatches all season long as linebackers struggled to keep up with Traore’s speed and quickness, while safeties were challenged by his size and vertical ability. Traore was also recently named as a top 10 international player in all of college football.

A big body with receiver skills, Traore is a classic modern tight end who can block in line, separate from linebackers, and win contested catches in the redzone. Born and raised in London, England, Traore is a product of the NFL Academy, blazing a trail for one of Europe’s top youth programs. 

Traore recently entered the transfer portal less than one month ago and visited Colorado and Utah. The talented tight end joins his former teammate from England, incoming freshman linebacker Kofi Taylor-Barrocks in Boulder, Colorado as college football’s most hyped team is set to have two players from the UK’s top prep football program. With the help of Brandon Collier of PPI recruits Traore was recruited by Colorado’s  tight end coach Tim Brewster. 

Traore joins a tight end room in Colorado that brings back three sophomores. The Brit is one of several transfers flocking to play with Deion Sanders in the Pac12. Currently, Coach Prime and Buffs have the third ranked transfer class, right behind Florida State and Michigan. Traore projects to the starting tight end for the Buffs next fall and hopes to build chemistry with quarterback Sheduer Sanders in the spring. 

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