Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders is claiming that there are schools trying to use an unfounded rumor that he is leaving the University of Colorado Boulder to gain an advantage with prospective student-athletes in their recruiting efforts.
According to CBS News, during Sanders’ weekly radio show, he stated some schools are trying to detract recruits from going to the Buffaloes by saying that Sanders won’t be in Colorado for long, although he hasn’t completed his first year at the university. This has been brought up because Texas A&M University recently fired its football coach, Jimbo Fisher and Sanders has been linked to the job, although he states he has no interest in the position.
“I don’t talk about any other coaches or teams or staffs. I don’t believe in that,” Sanders said on Wednesday, Nov. 15 according to 247Sports. “I am not going to put you down so I can stand up. I’ve never been that type of player or person in my life. But all these other schools are telling these young men and their families I am not going to be [at Colorado].”
“They think that we’re going to be so successful that I am going to leave. So they understand what we possess and the potential we possess. But that’s not true.”
Although the Buffaloes have a losing record of 4-6, and they are currently in last place in the Pac-12 conference with a 1-6 won-loss total, he has resurrected the program after they went 1-11 last season.
Sanders’ presence at the school has helped pack the stadium after the lackluster play of the football team in recent years. Being the football coach has brought the school a financial windfall through ad deals, promotions, celebrity endorsements, and sightings as well as increased media coverage. The NFL Hall of Famer has reportedly generated $90.6 million in revenue for the Division I school, according to Yahoo Finance.
Deion Sanders Claims Schools Are Misleading Recruits By Saying He Won’t Be At Colorado For Long