Deion Sanders is losing one of his top receivers.
Colorado wideout Montana Lemonious-Craig is entering the transfer portal, according to The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel.
Lemonious-Craig thanked the school and its fan base Sunday night on Twitter.
The news comes as a surprise, as Lemonious-Craig put on a show and led the Buffaloes with 154 yards on three catches during the team’s spring football game Saturday in front of a school record crowd. The California native, who topped Colorado with 23 receptions in 2022, scored a 98-yard catch-and-run touchdown Saturday.
Lemonious-Craig finished last season with 359 yards (15.6 per catch) and three touchdowns. Jordyn Tyson led the team with 470 yards and four TD receptions on 22 catches as a freshman.
Lemonious-Craig isn’t the only Colorado player eyeing a change of scenery. Wide receiver Chase Sowell also announced he’s entering the transfer portal after one season with the Buffaloes, and 2024 four-star cornerback Ju’Juan Johnson decommitted from the program Sunday.
Colorado’s football program kicked off a new era this year by hiring Sanders as head coach. The Buffaloes have struggled lately, posting a 9-21 record over the last three seasons, including a 1-11 campaign in 2022. The team hasn’t recorded a winning season since 2016.
Sanders immediately impacted Colorado and helped the school land several new starters via the transfer portal, including quarterback Shedeur Sanders, Deion’s son.
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