Colorado football high school recruiting splash a crucial piece of Buffs' rebuild

Coach Prime's marquee high school recruiting splash is a crucial piece of the Colorado football program's rebuild.

2023 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year Award And The Prime Video World Premiere Of "Coach
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Coach Prime and new Colorado football offensive line coach Phil Loadholt's recent commit, Jordan Seaton, is a crucial part of the Buffs' rebuild relays Buffaloes Wire's Tony Cosolo -- who credited the IMG offensive tackle's commitment with bringing energy and confidence back to

"After news dropped on (December 7) — about one year to the day of Coach Prime’s introductory press conference – that 2024 five-star offensive tackle Jordan Seaton committed to Colorado, a resurgence of belief lit up Buff Nation," Cosolo prefaced before saying, "Sanders once again proved that he could bring the best talent to Boulder. And this time, it was at a position group in which some college football analysts claimed he couldn’t recruit.

"The Buffs’ roster rebuild is far from complete, but Seaton represents a crucial piece to the puzzle. His arrival has brought energy and confidence back into Colorado’s fanbase after a rough final stretch to Coach Prime’s first season."

Colorado football has tangible momentum following Jordan Seaton commitment

Seaton deciding on CU was a major recruiting boon for the Buffs, with Houston's Tyler Johnson and UConn's Yakiri Walker announcing their intentions to transfer to the University of Colorado on December 9.

But while Seaton was the start of the success for Colorado in the offensive line recruiting department, we cannot overlook Loadholt's impact on the talent infusion. Coach Prime promised that the Buffs would improve, and Loadholt's hiring helped him deliver on that promise.

The work isn't done, with Savion Washington and Jack Bailey also potential departees along the OL, but there's been significant progress this offseason; the kind of progress that has Coach Prime confidently declaring that he is sticking with Colorado for as long as his college coaching career runs.

There's no doubt that even if he isn't solely the reason, there's no bigger building block on the Buffs than Seaton.