Earlier this month, Colorado secured a commitment from five-star offensive tackle Jordan Seaton. During his recruitment, he faced negative comments about Deion Sanders.
In a recent media conversation, Seaton shared insights into his recruitment experience. He revealed that one team questioned if he considered Colorado to pursue a career in rapping, and, regrettably, it was not a joke.
“They were saying, this is the most famous one I got, ‘What do you wanna be a rapper or something?’ I get what you’re saying, but it was a lot of negative recruiting about him,” Seaton said. “I felt like some people don’t understand that he’s only been there for about what, it’s been a year. The turnaround that the program had from 1-11 to 4-8, that is cool…You gotta take some time, Alabama wasn’t Bama in six months. It takes time. Give it another year, maybe two years, and that’ll be a program everyone wants to go to.”
Seaton wisely chose not to disclose specific coaches or teams involved in such negative recruiting tactics.
Considering Seaton’s status as the No. 11 overall recruit and the No. 1 offensive tackle in the 2024 class, it’s unsurprising that teams fiercely competed for his services.
Nevertheless, coaches should exercise caution and avoid making detrimental comments about Sanders.