Considering Colorado transfer

One of the most talented players on the Colorado team this season is sitting out under NCAA transfer rules after leaving Michigan to come to Boulder. Now another one of wide receiver Toney Clemons' former Wolverine teammates is considering joining his friend beneath the Flatirons. Get inside for more.

Zion Babb, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound former University of Michigan wide receiver told Scout.com he has been talking with CU coaches about transferring to Colorado next summer.

Babb is taking classes at a junior college in California and is hoping to earn his associate's degree in May or June and then transfer to a Division I program. While he is strongly considering Colorado, the Buffs won't be his only choice.

"I'm still waiting," Babb said. "I'm trying to see what offers I can get before I make my decision."

Babb will be a junior with two years of eligibility if he is able to complete his associates degree in time to transfer to a school before next season.

Babb was a highly recruited prospect during the 2007 recruiting cycle. He was a four-star prospect and ranked the No. 55 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com that year playing at Alhambra High School in Alhambra, Calif. He signed with former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr and elected to transfer after playing one season for Carr's replacement, Rich Rodriguez.

Babb played in six games in the 2008 season, catching two passes for 45 yards. He redshirted in 2007 as a true freshman.

Babb, the son of former Southern Cal track star Lance Babb, has not visited Colorado but hopes to do so sometime in the coming months. He was scheduled to be in Boulder on Halloween but was not able to make it.

He said he likes the idea of reuniting with Clemons.

"That would be awesome to be honest," he said. "That's my boy right there. I first met him on my trip to Michigan and since then we've been close friends and we keep in contact."

Babb said he talks with offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau and wide receivers coach in-waiting Ashley Ambrose about the CU program. His relationship with Kiesau stretches back four years to when Kiesau first started recruiting Babb in high school.

Babb said Kiesau went to school with one of his former high school coaches. He said he sees opportunity at Colorado. The Buffs have some proven talent at wide receiver with Scotty McKnight, Markques Simas and Clemons, but the depth chart is short on experience beyond them.

Right now would be a great time to come out because they are looking for wide receivers," Babb said. "I'm considering them, but I like I said, I'm keeping my options open. But it would be a good opportunity right now.

Babb said he hasn't talked with any other schools at this point because he is focused on his academics. He said his high school coaches have talked a little with UCLA and other programs have asked about him, but Colorado is the only program he is talking to at this point.

He said he isn't in a hurry to make a decision and will probably wait to decide where he will continue his career until later thius spring.


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