LaJohntay Wester Transfers to Colorado

    Colorado added a versatile playmaker on Tuesday as former Florida Atlantic wide receiver LaJohntay Wester announced his transfer to Boulder.

    When Deion Sanders took over as head coach at Colorado one year ago, he made it clear that he would utilize the transfer portal to bolster his roster. After a season at the helm, it seems that he is doing just that. The latest addition is Florida Atlantic WR LaJohntay Wester.

    LaJohntay Wester Transfers to Colorado

    Wester was one of the top wide receivers available in the transfer portal and was ranked in On3’s consensus rankings as the 13th-best receiver to enter the portal. He announced his transfer on social media.

    The 5’11”, 167-pound slot receiver finished second in the NCAA with 108 receptions. He ended his Florida Atlantic career with 252 receptions and 21 touchdowns in four seasons, culminating with back-to-back eight-touchdown seasons in 2022 and 2023.

    The pass catcher put up 1,168 receiving yards in 2023, giving him 2,703 total career yards. He was explosive with at least one 20-yard reception in seven games last season and 546 yards after the catch.

    Wester chose Colorado over offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State, Penn State, and Texas, among others.

    How Wester Fits at Colorado

    Assuming QB Shedeur Sanders returns to Boulder, Colorado’s offense will continue to be explosive. Wester gives the Buffalos an experienced and versatile receiver to pair with two-way player Travis Hunter on the outside.

    Wester has some experience playing outside, which should help, considering WR Jimmy Horn Jr. is expected to return to Boulder as the starting slot receiver. Wester’s versatility will allow him to move around the formation, while Horn plays at his most natural position.

    MORE: College Football Transfer Portal Tracker

    Wester also adds depth behind Hunter, allowing him the luxury of taking a few plays off. Hunter played the second-most snaps of any Power Five player in the country last season, despite playing six fewer games than many players around the nation.

    The former FAU Owl can mimic Hunter, allowing the explosive playmaker to catch his breath, without hurting the offense’s productivity.

    Wester will have two years to play one, as he still has a redshirt season.

    College Football Transfer Portal Tracker

    Never miss a beat with the CFN-exclusive College Football Transfer Portal Tracker, listing the student-athletes entering and exiting the transfer portal.

    Related Articles