Colorado football de-commit sends vague message on why Buffs weren't right fit

Coach Prime's latest Colorado football de-commit sent a vague message on why the Buffs weren't the right fit.

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Coach Prime's latest Colorado football de-commit, 4-star Calabasas (CA) two-way athlete Aaron Butler, couldn't, or wouldn't, verbalize exactly why the Buffs weren't the right fit for his career -- but he did send a message asking for his decision to be respected.

"I respect what they are doing and how they are going about doing it, I’m just seeking something different for my collegiate experience,” Butler said (h/t 247Sports). "Long story short, it wasn’t the right fit for me. I wish them the best of luck on what they are building and have no doubts they will be successful. I have much love to the BuffNation and the staff. They have been nothing but supportive even before my commitment, and to this day. Please respect my decision."

Butler did drop some hints on where he could end up, deeming one soon-to-be-ex-Pac-12 school a good fit in a way Coach Prime's Colorado Buffaloes weren't.

Colorado football de-commit Aaron Butler speaks highly of Washington and Huskies head coach Kalen DeBoer

Butler spoke highly of both Washington's offense and its mastermind, Huskies head coach Kalen DeBoer.

“I had a great visit and really loved it there,” Butler said. “I have so much respect for coach DeBoer as a coach and a person. There’s no fluff or frill with him. He’s someone who treats the janitor the same way he would treat the President of the country and I really like him a lot. Plus I love the offense and how they throw the ball and think UW could be a great fit.”

The comment about DeBoer treating the janitor the same as the president feels like a shot at Coach Prime given the accusations of preferential treatment toward his two sons Shedeur and Shilo Sanders, and No. 1 overall 2022 recruit Travis Hunter, who also followed Deion Sanders to Boulder.

Regardless, it appears as though Butler will be off to the Big Ten to join a College Football Playoff contender at UW.