Buffs in line for another Texas transfer

It's always a huge challenge to bring junior college recruits to Colorado, which makes it tougher on coaches in Boulder to rebuild the struggling football program. Adding transfers is one option and CU is talking with a former four-star running back about a move to Boulder. Get inside for the first on the record interview on the situation.

Earlier this year, Connor Wood decided to leave the University of Texas to transfer to Colorado where he is considered the frontrunner for the starting quarterback job in 2012.

Now one of Wood's former teammates at Texas also has decided to transfer and already has had multiple discussions with CU coaches.

Traylon Shead, a four-star running back in the 2010 recruiting cycle, recently decided to leave Texas and because of relationships with Wood and CU wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy, CU has become one of his top options.

"It's too early for us to make a decision," Shead's father, Bill Shead said in an interview with BuffaloSportsNews.net. "We're looking at all our options."

Traylon Shead would add size that is currently nowhere to be found in the CU backfield. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound back had played in five games for the Longhorns this season without recording any significant statistics before deciding to transfer.

Bill Shead said numerous schools have been in contact with his son and he hasn't sat down and had a meaningful discussion with his son yet about his options.

"We haven't narrowed it down yet," Bill Shead said.

Bill Shead that it's possible his son could visit Boulder as soon as this week, though nothing has been finalized.

Traylon Shead was a prep All-American at Cayuga High School in Cayuga, Texas. He was a three-time all-state selection and played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Shead his finished his career as the state's career leader in touchdowns with 141.


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