Deion Sanders Believes Recruiting Sites Have Vendetta Against His 84th-Ranked HS Class

Deion Sanders speaks at Big 12 media days.

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Deion Sanders bought into a popular conspiracy theory on Wednesday after his appearance at Big 12 media days. The head coach believes recruiting sites have a vendetta against his current high school commits!

Coach Prime joked about his players’ ratings being negatively affected after making pledges to the Colorado program. He went as far as to provide a cryptic example as evidence of the sites’ supposed antics.

To whom it may concern if u desire to come play for us @CUBuffsFootball they may drop your HS rankings just because. I have a friend name LuLu from Ft. Myers they did that to years ago and they’re still doing it now. Fortunately we don’t care about rankings.

-Deion Sanders // X: @DeionSanders

It’s an excuse used by each and every fan when they see a player drop a spot or two in the recruiting rankings. If you’re not one of the big boys, it’s an easy narrative to push.

Now, there has been admitted bias in the past of those recruiting sites bumping player ratings up solely based on offer sheets, but there isn’t a widespread plot to punish players that join particular rosters.

In Colorado’s case, its 2025 cycle is ranked dead last in the Big 12 by most major outlets, with On3 Sports listing the Buffs as having the 84th-best class in the nation.

There wasn’t much further to fall for Deion Sanders’ bunch!

Prime hinted at a “friend named LuLu” in his original tweet, which many assumed to be Colorado QB target JuJu Lewis. Currently committed to USC, he fell in the most recent rankings update for both On3 and 247 Sports.

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On3 ranks Lewis as the No. 44 prospect nationally in its own rankings, while 247 dropped him from No. 16 nationally to No. 46 — with both ranking him as the No. 7 QB in the class.

Still, Lewis remains committed to Lincoln Riley and the Trojans, making Coach Prime’s point moot.

There’s still plenty of time for Deion Sanders to add talent in his high school class, though he’s shown more of an affinity towards the transfer portal since arriving in Boulder.

The Buffs have a number of highly rated targets in their crosshairs. We’ll see if they can move up the recruiting rankings as the season progresses.