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Top-ranked lineman Jordan Seaton has chosen to play for Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes as a statement of solidarity

Ever since the arrival of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders as the head coach of Colorado, there’s been a whole new culture in the air. Known for his dogged determination and so-cool swagger, Sanders is quickly establishing Boulder as the place to play if they want to learn the game from one of its greatest players ever. But for some recruits, there’s an even deeper meaning in playing for the Buffaloes now.

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Four-star recruit Jordan Seaton is one of those guys. Listed as one of the top two linemen in the nation (depending on whose board you’re looking at), the big man recently committed to Colorado. Appearing recently with Skip Bayless on Undisputed, the big man laid out a very important reason why.

Seaton said that he wanted to play for Sanders, not only for the coach’s reputation but because of his race. Seaton, who is also African-American, said that he supported Sanders at Colorado and wanted to play for him because he thinks it’s a positive thing to “help” someone who looks like him.

“You’ve got to believe in Coach Prime,” Seaton said. “Having the opportunity to play with somebody who’s done it at the highest level, gold-jacket level, very few can say they did that. I’ve got two Heisman candidates, Shedeur Sanders [and] Travis Hunter. They’re amazing. You know how they go.”

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Seaton then implored that other top-level African-American recruits join him in Colorado.

“And if you ain’t rocking with us, and you say you’re a dawg, you claim you’re a dawg, why are you not coming to Colorado?” he asked. “Why are you not helping someone who looks like you?”

More big-time players would be a welcome addition for Deion Sanders and his Buffaloes, who showed a lot of promise during Coach Prime’s first year in Colorado. The Buff finished 4-8 overall, but just 1-8 in Pac-12 play.


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