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Is Deion Sanders the game-changer CU Buffs need to dominate college football recruiting?

Coach Prime has been rolling out the red carpet for top recruits this summer, and it’s working! One big fish, 4-star WR Quanell Farrakhan Jr., might be ditching Kalen DeBoer’s Alabama for the Buffs. Well, looks like Deion’s charm is tough to resist. 

Farrakhan began his college search in March with his sights set on Texas A&M, Nebraska, and even DeBoer’s Alabama. However, a recent June visit to Boulder seems to have changed his mind.

Even before the visit, Farrakhan expressed excitement about the chance to play under Coach Prime. After meeting the Buffs staff, he raved to On3 experts: “I loved it in Colorado…they made me feel like I was at home and I believe that they could get me to the next level.” He also praised the Buffs’ coaching staff, particularly offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, for their ability to develop players.

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Polls of the day

Polls 1 of 4

Do you think Coach Prime will successfully land the four-star elite prospect?

Absolutely

No way

It's a toss-up

Only time will tell

What do you think is the most intriguing aspect of Kristin Muir's life?

Her career

Her relationship with Daniel Muir

Her personal interests

Her public appearances

Do you think Shedeur Sanders' comments were justified?

Absolutely

Not at all

Partially

No opinion

Is Patrick Mahomes already the GOAT if the Chiefs secure a three-peat?

Absolutely

Not yet

Tom Brady is still the GOAT

Only time will tell

Now, this is quite a huge win for Coach Prime. Farrakhan is a highly rated talent, with 46 receptions for 806 yards in high school itself, making him one of the nation’s best receivers. Even On3’s recruiting analyst Steve Wiltfong now heavily favors Colorado to land Farrakhan, which is a major upset for DeBoer, who seemed like the frontrunner since March.

This spring, Kalen DeBoer hosted over 70 recruits, and Farrakhan initially seemed excited about the Alabama program. He called it a “receiver’s dream” to play for the Crimson Tide. However, his visit to Boulder appears to have shifted his focus. With his final decision expected around July 13th, all signs point towards Farrakhan joining Coach Prime’s Buffaloes. Looks like a big win is waiting for the 2025 Buffs squad.

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Coach Prime is eyeing an explosive offense for 2025

However, Farrakhan Jr. isn’t the only star coming to Boulder. The Buffs already secured commitments from 4-star cornerback Alex Graham and 4-star offensive lineman Chauncey Gooden. Gooden, excited about the future, even tagged 5-star quarterback Julian Lewis on social media, urging him to join the Buffs’ “legendary” offense. Even Coach Prime is rumored to be in the running for this 5-star quarterback prospect. Thus, imagine a dynamic duo of Farrakhan catching passes from Lewis!

While Gooden is currently the lone offensive star recruit who confirmed his presence, there’s more to the story. 3-star offensive tackle Jay Gardenhire is also on board. Now, these young players will get valuable playing time early on, as current Buffs standouts like Shedeur Sanders, Shilo, and Travis Hunter are projected to enter the NFL draft next year. Thus the chances that Quanell Farrakhan Jr. will enter this void roster seems high. 

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With a potentially explosive offense featuring Farrakhan and Lewis, the future of Colorado football sure looks bright! But let’s wait for the official confirmation from these elite prospects.