Coach Prime just won’t quit, as he’s already added three more former SEC players and a sought-after JuCo talent to the CU Buffs’ transfer haul, just since the last batch of additions we covered.

Not only did Prime add four gifted players, but of those four, three play along the defensive line — the Colorado Buffaloes’ most glaring weakness during spring ball.

That’s tremendous, as the Buffs have now added seven transfer portal players to their defensive front since the spring game.

This latest batch featured J.J. Hawkins, a former 3-Star recruit who appeared in four games for the Ole Miss Rebels and registered a sack, during his redshirt freshman season; Arden Walker, a former 3-Star recruit originally from Cherry Creek, who is now headed back home after registering 11 tackles and a fumble recovery over his 14 appearances; Zach Blackwood, a transfer who is coming off an excellent season on the interior for Garden City Community College, who’s one of the JuCo superpowers; and Jack Rilling, a former walk-on wide receiver from LSU.

Hawkins, Walker, and Blackwood will immediately see playing time along the CU Buffs defensive line, as the Buffaloes had arguably the worst front in college football last year. That means the staff is being tasked with not only upgrading the overall talent of the group, but also, re-stocking a cupboard left bare following graduation and a string of transfers.

Considering the frequency at which defensive lines rotate, and the fact that, outside of Shane Cokes, no one has really stood out, the door is wide open for all three to earn a large role quickly.

The same can’t be said for Jack Rilling, who joins one of college football’s most talented wide receiver rooms, and, as a former walk-on, will likely be buried down the depth chart.

Nonetheless, the CU Buffs need the depth to help upgrade their special teams. The mass exodus of talent they were hit by following the spring game didn’t do too much damage to the team’s starting lineup, but it did rob them of several rotational pieces who figured to have large special teams presences.