Colorado, Deion Sanders flip elite edge from Washington commitment
Colorado has flipped one-time Washington pledge BJ Green II.
The standout edge rusher announced on Monday he has decommitted from UW and pledged to transfer to Colorado instead. Green had initially committed to UW when Kalen DeBoer was still with the Huskies. Now, he’ll play for Deion Sanders.
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A former walk-on at ASU, Green was placed on scholarship after becoming just the fourth true freshman in program history to lead the team in sacks for a season. As a first-year defensive lineman playing limited snaps in 2021, Green posted five sacks in 12 games.
This past fall, Green had 39 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, and a forced fumble as a leader on the defense. His 56 total quarterback pressures were the 11-most among FBS defenders, per Pro Football Focus. (Colorado’s leader in that regard was Jordan Domineck, who had 27 in 12 games.)
In three seasons with the Sun Devils, Green produced 60 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.
The 6-foot-1, 270-pound defensive lineman has one season of eligibility remaining.
Green’s addition bumps Colorado’s transfer class up to 24 known commits. It’s a second consecutive top-five transfer class for Sanders, who is looking to improve upon CU’s 4-8 record in 2023. Green should provide an immediate boost to the defensive line; Colorado ranked 55th nationally in sacks per game last year.