Coach Prime has done it again.
Having declared that he’s hands-down the best recruiter in the country, Deion Sanders has secured an additional backfield talent for the University of Colorado.
The former NFL star really riled some people up when he joked about his recruitment philosophy during an interview with Rich Eisen last month.
The former Jackson State head coach revealed assessing recruits based on their family structure, something some folks found distasteful. However, it’s hardly slowed him down and he’s now gotten another 2024 prospect to commit to the Buffaloes program.
According to 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong, Colorado has received assurances from quarterback Danny O’Neil, who sounds excited to play for offensive coordinator Sean Lewis and take over from Deion’s son Shedeur Sanders.
“I just think the people there really sold it for me,” the young QB was quoted as saying. “Obviously it’s a beautiful place and a lot of hype there with Coach Prime, but being able to connect with Coach Prime and Coach Lewis really sold it for me and made it feel like home.
“I just think his offense is very explosive and it’s going to be something very fun to play in. I think the situation is a good one being able to compete after Shedeur [Sanders] leaves.”
O’Neil has passed for 84 touchdowns in two seasons at Cathedral High School. The aforementioned resource has him as the No.6 recruit hailing from Indiana while he’s ranked No. 33 among quarterbacks.
Shedeur, who followed his father from Jackson State to Colorado, is likely to be the Buffaloes’ starting QB in 2023, though Deion insists he will have to earn his spot like everyone else. The 21-year-old will be eligible to declare for the NFL Draft next year.
O’Neil – who snubbed the likes of Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, and Purdue in favor of the Buffaloes – joins Colorado as the program’s fifth 2024 commit. He is looking forward to winning championships under Sanders and Lewis.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.