Assuring for Vols fans that Buffs flip target not interested in Colorado football: Analyst

One analyst relayed how relieved Tennessee Vols fans should feel given a Buffs flip target isn't interested in Coach Prime's Colorado football program.

Nov 23, 2019; Columbia, MO, USA; A general view of a Tennessee Volunteers helmet during the second
Nov 23, 2019; Columbia, MO, USA; A general view of a Tennessee Volunteers helmet during the second / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

A to Z Sports' Zach Ragan caught the pulse of Tennessee Volunteers fans who just watched Coach Prime's Colorado football steal Jordan Seaton's commitment: full-on relief that 4-star Fort Bend Christian Academy OT Bennett Warren isn't looking to flip to the Buffs.

"Warren is one of the top commits in Tennessee's 2024 recruiting class, so it's certainly reassuring for Vols fans to hear that he's not interested in Colorado -- especially after the Buffaloes landed a commitment from five-star offensive lineman Jordan Seaton last week (Seaton was UT's top remaining recruiting target in the 2024 class)," Ragan wrote.

Colorado is living rent-free in Tennessee fans' heads right now considering Seaton chose the University of Colorado despite Spyre Sports Group's multi-million dollar offers to the IMG Academy star OT.

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BuffsBeat's Josh Tolle reported vague details of the offer Seaton received from the University of Tennessee's boosters.

"Seaton reportedly turned down a 'multi-million' dollar offer from Tennessee before heading to Colorado, sources told BuffsBeat," Tolle wrote. "WBIR TV also reported last week that IMG Academy's offensive lineman turned down a significant offer with a 'seven-figure' price tag."

Turning down that offer was, to Knoxville's local NBC affiliate, a surprise.

"Tennessee and its NIL collective were feeling good about their chances of landing the final uncommitted five-star recruit in the 2024 class in the days leading up to his decision, and Seaton's ultimate choice of Colorado came as a surprise," a WBIR correspondent wrote.

To the rest of the world, it may have been an even bigger surprise -- one we perhaps should have seen coming considering Seaton announced his decision on FS1's Undisputed, a known CU-obsessed show since Deion Sanders' arrival in Boulder -- considering Colorado was left for dead in recruiting after a mass exodus following Sean Lewis's San Diego State hiring.

With Sanders out-recruiting the SEC's deepest pockets, it's fair to wonder if he does, in fact, have everything he needs to win in Colorado.