The 'Show Me' state native will not be visiting Boulder after all.On Sunday, Colorado Buffaloes offensive lineman Talan Chandler announced his decommitment from the 2024 recruiting class.
Chandler, a three-star prospect from Nevada, Missouri, was dead set on joining the Buffs and pushed for others to do the same until about a month ago.
He recently confirmed suspicions that he would be returning to Missouri rather than joining Coach Prime in Boulder.
As a sophomore, the 6-foot-3, 295-pounder helped Lutheran St. Charles win the state championship. He went to Nevada before his junior year and received
first-team all-state accolades for the second year in a row. He was also named to the News-Leader's All-Ozarks and Dominant Dozen first teams.
"Really, the biggest thing is that Mizzou was my dream school," Chandler told SI high school. "Being able to stay close to home while competing in the SEC is an incredible opportunity."
I know a lot of the guys on the squad, and the coaching staff is fantastic. It truly does feel like home. Also, their offensive line development this year has been outstanding."
With his departure, the Buffs are now down to 10 players in the 2024 class, with Issiah Walker Jr. serving as the only O-lineman.