The Colorado Buffaloes have added their third tight end in the past week. This time around it’s Jake Peters, a former 3-star tight end who will be graduate transferring from the Arizona Wildcats.
After a great conversation with Coach Dorrell, I am excited to continue my academic and athletic career at The University of Colorado! #GoBuffs @k_dorrell @embo82 @CoachChev6 @247SportsPortal pic.twitter.com/p0EIAPj48U— jake peters (@jakepetes10) April 6, 2020
Peters played at Arizona for all of one game in 2018, redshirted that season, then entered the transfer portal in October of 2019. The transfer makes sense for the 6’5, 225-lbs. tight end, because he committed to play under Rich Rodriguez, then Kevin Sumlin took over with an offense that barely features the position.
Peters moving on to Colorado is a good move for everyone involved. He’s a preferred walk-on, which is a coup for Karl Dorrell, and he should be eligible to play the 2020 season. He has three years of eligibility left, so he can learn the system inside and out as a depth piece for now.
The Colorado Buffaloes’ tight end depth chart was looking thin after the 2020 season, as Jalen Harris and Beau Bisharat graduated, and Jared Poplawski tore his ACL. The Buffs will have Brady Russell starting, and below him will be a competition between incumbent tight end Luke Stillwell, incoming recruits Caleb Fauria and Louis Passarello, UCLA transfer Matt Lynch and now Arizona transfer Jake Peters.