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Coach Prime and the Buffs weren't done in the transfer portal before National Signing Day. B.J. Green made it official after visiting Boulder last week. 

The former Arizona State standout originally decided on Washington as the next stop in his career, but dropped out after Kalen DeBoer exited to Alabama. The 6-foot-1, 270-pound defensive lineman was noted as a three-star recruit out of Atlanta. He was a Burlsworth Trophy finalist after walking-on at ASU.

Green will make an impact for the Buffs this year. He was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection last year, but that's only a fraction of his story. The defensive force hasn't missed a game his career at ASU, which started as a true freshman in 2021. He has racked up 60 tackles (21 for loss), 13.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 36 games.

Coach Prime has a special tie to Green and his family. He was his first head coach in the ATL and turned him away from being a running back to play defense. A wise choice as Green will now show one of his first mentors how the early teachings have paid off.

Green comes to Colorado with a year of eligibility remaining. He's now the 24th player to join the Buffs via the transfer portal and the eleventh on the defensive side of the ball. Also, he's a top 25 transfer during this cycle.