Coach Prime interview may indicate Colorado football lands Jordan Seaton after all

Coach Prime's interview with Stephan A. Smith may indicate Colorado football will land Jordan Seaton after all, thinks one analyst.

Sep 30, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders during an
Sep 30, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders during an / John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports

BuffZone's Brian Howell believes that Coach Prime wouldn't have signed off on the interview aired on December 22 with Stephen A. Smith if his Colorado football program wasn't going to land 5-star OT Jordan Seaton.

"No news from the Deion Sanders interview with Stephen A. Smith," Howell prefaced before saying, "But, I can't imagine Coach Prime lets that pre-recorded interview - where he talks about Jordan Seaton - air this afternoon if Seaton wasn't already locked in with the CU Buffs."

Seaton never signed with Colorado during Early Signing Day, and the Buffs seemingly ceded significant ground in his recruitment to Maryland, who's now the biggest threat to steal the former D.C. area star, Tennessee, Oregon, and Ohio State; this despite his signing the praises of every aspect of CU.

“You’ve got to believe in Coach Prime,” Seaton said (h/t Mile High Sports). “Having the opportunity to play with somebody who’s done it at the highest level, a [Hall of Fame] level. Very few can say they did that. I’ve got two Heisman candidates, Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter, they’re amazing. You know how they go. If you ain’t rocking with us and you claim you’re a dawg, why are you not coming to Colorado?”

Jordan Seaton can become public enemy of Colorado football with de-commitment

Seaton has undoubtedly been the talk of the offseason in Boulder, but if he does decide to go to Maryland, Oregon, Ohio State, or Tennessee, he runs the risk of becoming public enemy No. 1 to Colorado's fanbase -- and perhaps Coach Prime himself. Deion Sanders made clear his feelings on de-commits.

“A kid ain’t even faithful to his girlfriend, you think he gonna be faithful to a school? That’s an emotional thing,” Sanders said during a Utah game week presser (h/t DNVR’s Jake Schwanitz). “What I wish the NCAA would do is if you commit somewhere you can’t go on other visits. One thing about it, we’re not an ATM. That’s not gonna happen here. You’re not coming here to get rich unless you’re coming here to go to the NFL and get your degree.”

Time will tell if Seaton is the hero or the scapegoat for what happens for Colorado in 2024 with or without the OT in tow.