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Colorado Football Adding Transfers

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The Buffaloes have added a quarterback and, maybe, a running back to the team.

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With the Colorado football staff having trouble getting high school commits this past month, and with still no defensive coordinator in place, the Buffs are looking for more help for the future to get this program back up to the top, and with not a whole lot of positives this month for the football program leading into Signing Day two transfers should be joining the Buffaloes to help provide some positive outlooks for the 2015 class.

The news Buffs fans should be very excited about is former four-star running back Aaron Beltazar seemingly deciding he is going to transfer to CU. The 5'11" 185lb. Baltazar played at Westlake High School in Chula Vista, California and signed with Boise State. He even got immediate playing time as a freshman with the Broncos, splitting snaps with RB Jay Ajayi before he tore his ACL five games into the season. Baltazar is expected to sign a letter of intent on Wednesday.

After the season ended, he announced he was transferring to Washington State. Due to the NCAA transfer rules, he had to sit out the entire 2014 season. Then, for no reason given by the Cougars, it was announced that Baltazar was no longer apart of the program, and on January 25th his Twitter account posted a picture of him wearing a CU Buffs jersey while on a campus visit. Baltazar will have three years left of eligibility and will be able to compete this fall with veteran running backs Christian Powell, Phillip Lindsay and Michael Adkins III.

Also announced on Twitter was former Boulder High School quarterback T.J. Patterson declaring he will be transferring from Wyoming to compete with the quarterbacks this spring. Patterson was not on scholarship as he was a preferred walk-on to Wyoming where he redshirted in 2013 and didn't see any playing time this past season. As a senior at Boulder High, he passed for 1558 yards and threw 21 touchdowns with eight interceptions. Patterson will join Sefo Luifau, Jordan Gehrke, Jaleel Awini, Cade Apsay, Will-Fischer Colbrie and Steven Montez next fall at the quarterback position. Patterson is currently enrolled at Colorado.