Colorado’s football program is facing a recruiting challenge as three highly-ranked 2024 and ’25 recruits have recently de-committed from the team. Quarterback Danny O’Neil and quarterbacks Antwann Hill Jr. and running back Jamarice Wilder have all backed off their commitments in a span of about 24 hours. This string of de-commitments is concerning for Coach Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes.
BREAKING: Class of 2025 RB Jamarice Wilder tells me he has Decommitted from Colorado
The 5’9 185 RB from Venice, FL had been Committed to the Buffaloes since August
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) November 27, 2023
Despite the setbacks, Coach Prime doesn’t seem overly concerned and commented on the situation. He pointed out the fickleness of young athletes and likened their commitment to a school to their faithfulness in personal relationships. Sanders also expressed a wish that the NCAA would implement stricter rules for committed recruits, preventing them from taking visits to other schools.
While Sanders maintains his composure, Colorado’s 2024 recruiting class has slipped in national rankings and currently sits outside the top 50. The challenges in retaining committed recruits highlight the competitive nature of college football recruiting and the need for teams to navigate this landscape carefully.