Colorado adds Houston transfer Maddox Kopp to growing quarterback room
The quarterback room for the Colorado Buffaloes just got a bit more interesting.
On Monday evening, former Houston quarterback Maddox Kopp announced that he has committed to play for the Buffs next fall.
— Maddox Kopp (@maddox_kopp) December 21, 2021
Kopp has four years of eligibility to play at CU. The 6-foot-5 Houston native was a 3-star recruit and the 53rd-ranked quarterback prospect in the 2021 class, per the 247 Composite. Kopp threw for more than 6,000 yards and 59 touchdowns during his high school career. As a senior, he threw for 3,134 yards and 30 touchdowns with just four interceptions. But with Clayton Tune still in town for another year, Maddox sought a new spot and went into the portal on Nov. 15.
At CU, he’ll join a quarterback competition that figures to feature plenty of options heading into the new year.
Colorado’s projected scholarship quarterbacks for 2022:
JT Shrout, Jr.
Drew Carter, So.
Brendon Lewis, So.
Maddox Kopp, R-Fr.
Owen McCown, T-Fr.
Oakie Salave’a, T-Fr.
CU had 2 healthy scholarship QBs throughout the 2021 season.#cubuffs
— Brian Howell (@BrianHowell33) December 21, 2021
The Buffs’ incumbent starter, Brendon Lewis, started all 12 games for Colorado this season as a second-year freshman and threw for 1,540 yards, 10 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Colorado averaged the fifth-fewest passing yards per game last season and had one of the worst yards-per-attempt clips in the country.
For QB coach Danny Langsdorf and head coach Karl Dorrell, the hope is increased competition is the first step toward more efficient play.