Rumors swirl as Kansas football star reportedly contemplates entering transfer portal

Could Kansas football star Cobee Bryant be on the move?
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Kansas football is set to have one of its best seasons in program history next year. The Jayhawks return several star players from last year's roster, including RB Devin Neal, CB Mello Dotson, and a healthy Jalon Daniels.

Another player the Jayhawks expected back is CB Cobee Bryant, one of the best corners in the nation. He has nine interceptions across his three-year KU career and earned All-Big 12 First Team honors this past season. Bryant is widely regarded as the top player on the defense.

While the defensive back initially announced he would stay in Lawrence for a senior season, his name has been thrown into transfer portal rumors several times. Recently, he signaled that he would be interested in teaming up with two-way superstar Travis Hunter at Colorado under HC Deion Sanders.

Cobee Bryant hints at potential departure in social media post

In a Facebook post, Bryant wrote, "Cobee [and] Travis Hunter DUO," with a thinking emoji. Hunter was one of the most dynamic players in college football last year, taking home All-American honors after dominating at receiver and corner. He was the best all-around player on Colorado's 4-8 squad.

"Prime Time" has excelled on the recruiting trail since landing the job in Boulder last year, and they are certainly one of the most intriguing destinations in the sport. There is no confirmation if these rumors or true, but Bryant seemed to egg them on in a Twitter post.

Colorado supporters flooded his comment section, much to the dismay of KU fans who are dreading the loss of the team's top corner.

"Cobee Bryant please don’t leave bro," one Jayhawk fan commented.

On a more positive note, The Athletic's Bryson Stricker addressed the rumors and suggested they should hold no weight. He notes that Bryant might be trolling fans to bring some attention to his name.

We will continue to monitor this situation as time goes by, but losing Bryant would be a massive blow to the Jayhawks — especially to a conference opponent that the team will meet later on this year.