Coach Prime's biggest Colorado football high school commitment curiously called no surprise

Coach Prime's biggest Colorado football high school commitment since taking the CU job was curiously called "no surprise" by one analyst.

Oct 7, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders against the Arizona
Oct 7, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders against the Arizona / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Coach Prime's biggest high school commitment since taking over the Colorado football head coaching position, Jordan Seaton's during the December 7 edition of FS1's Undisputed, was curiously called "no surprise" by BuffsBeat's Josh Tolle.

"Coach Prime goes out and does it once again, bringing in CU’s highest recruited lineman in five-star Jordan Seaton out of IMG academy in Florida," Tolle prefaced before saying, "This should come as no surprise as he has proven he can bring in the best and brightest and in this case the biggest with Seaton. It’s a great early Christmas present for Buffs fans."

No. It should come as a very big surprise considering the way Seaton's commitment was being reported on prior to picking Boulder. On November 4, SBLive's Andrew Nemec didn't mention Colorado as a potential Seaton landing spot.

"Seaton, who visited Ohio State over the weekend, also had high praise for fall trips to Florida, Oregon and Tennessee," Nemec prefaced before saying, "The Ducks, Gators and Volunteers may have an outside shot at pulling out what some may deem as an upset - with Ohio State getting the final visit after being the perceived favorite in recent months.

"Still, Seaton's recruitment is a difficult one to predict heading into the final days, so no one should be completely counted out."

Jordan Seaton set to visit Oregon despite Colorado football commitment

As it turns out, even after Seaton's commitment to the Buffs, no one should be completely counted out. Oregon could still be hosting Seaton according to Ducks Digest's Max Torres.

"This commitment was a bit of a shock to me, as I thought it was going to come down to Oregon, Ohio State, Alabama and Tennessee," Torres prefaced before saying, "But like I wrote last night, it's always important to track the visits, and he took a trip out to Boulder in November, which obviously carried some weight here. For what it's worth, I'm hearing Thursday morning that an official visit to Oregon is not off the table later this month despite Seaton's commitment to the Buffs."

Given Coach Prime's stance on the current state of college football's transfer portal churn rate across the country, Seaton de-committing would presumably make him a borderline villain in the Buffs HC's eyes given the dire need of protection upfront for Shedeur Sanders.