Football recruiting: Two grad transfer pass rushers commit to CU Buffs – The Denver Post

Colorado didn’t have much success getting to quarterbacks last season and new head coach Deion Sanders is aiming to change that.

On Saturday night, Sanders and the Buffs landed two experienced pass rushers.

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Taylor Upshaw announced that he’ll be transferring to CU from Michigan on Saturday evening. Shortly after midnight on Sunday, Jordan Domineck announced he has committed to CU after playing last year at Arkansas.

Both players are graduate students with one of year of eligibility remaining and both were in Boulder on Saturday for a recruiting visit.

Domineck, listed at 6-foot-3, 251 pounds, played four seasons (2018-21) at Georgia Tech before transferring to Arkansas last year. With the Razorbacks this past season, he didn’t start, but played in all 13 games and posted 34 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks.

During his time at Georgia Tech, Domineck played in 31 games, with 15 starts, recording 101 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and 9.0 sacks.

Domineck is the second player from Arkansas to transfer to the Buffs this winter, joining safety Myles Slusher.

A 6-foot-4, 255-pound edge, Upshaw played in 13 games this past season at Michigan, posting 12 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and an interception.

In his five seasons with the Wolverines, he played in 37 games with two starts (both in 2020) and he totaled 39 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks.

Combined, Domineck and Upshaw had more sacks (9.5) than the entire CU defense (9.0) this past season. The Buffs were, by far, last in the country in sacks, recording five fewer than any other team. CU ranked 126th out of 130 teams in sacks in 2021, with 13.

CU now has 22 transfers from four-year schools, second only to Arizona State (25) nationally.

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