The lure of Coach Prime is big, so big that a former Michigan football edge rusher is heading to Boulder.
After a couple of years as a starter at defensive end, Taylor Upshaw never quite rose to the level of his predecessors. In 2021, his position was usurped by David Ojabo, who ended up being a second-round pick in the 2022 draft. Upshaw started the 2022 season slowly, but he really came on late. However, he opted to enter the NCAA transfer portal, seeking a fresh start elsewhere.
And on Saturday night, Upshaw announced he’s joining the new-look Colorado Buffaloes.
Upshaw, the son of famed NFL player Regan Upshaw, flipped from Florida late in the 2018 recruiting cycle. Hailing from Bradenton (Florida) Braden River, he had 11 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2022.
He has one year of eligibility remaining.