Deion Sanders brought a lot of attention to the Colorado Buffaloes football program when he decided to become the team’s head coach, and that led to a lot of attention from high-level high school football recruits across the country, as well. But unfortunately, it looks one of Sanders’ high-level targets will be going elsewhere.
Four-star wide receiver Winston Watkins Jr. committed to the Colorado Buffaloes almost immediately after Deion Sanders became the new head coach at Colorado, but it sounds like he’s not going to be joining Sanders’ squad after all.
“BREAKING: Four-Star WR Winston Watkins Jr. (2025) tells me he has Decommitted from Colorado. The 5’11 185 WR from Fort Myers, FL Committed to the Buffaloes a day after coach Deion was announced Head Coach. Holds a Total of 22 Offers,” Fawcett said in a post on X, the social media website that was formerly known as Twitter.
BREAKING: Four-Star WR Winston Watkins Jr. (2025) tells me he has Decommitted from Colorado
The 5’11 185 WR from Fort Myers, FL Committed to the Buffaloes a day after coach Deion was announced Head Coach
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) November 12, 2023
It’s pretty brutal for Sanders and Colorado as the team is losing one of its top high school prospects, and it led to a lot of reactions on social media as a result.
Important to note, Winston still has Colorado listed as one of his top schools. Action is the best recruiting tool Colorado has. All eyes on CU.
Like Coach Prime said after the Oregon loss:
— NoSkoZone (@noskozone) November 12, 2023
— Rev. Damien Jones aka Clarence Thomas’ play nephew (@NobleNegroe) November 12, 2023
Everybody finally realized that the Buffalos are all sizzle and no steak https://t.co/whrUrdAsbz
— RMG (@RMGBuckeye4Life) November 12, 2023
Imo he knows the chances that Sanders being there is slim to none https://t.co/Lh9qvhDSDO
— kingshaad19 (@Rashaad24782459) November 12, 2023
The circus can only hold attention so long…
— It’s All A Game (@40AcresBuilt) November 13, 2023
Not shocking, I feel like only a certain type of person would want to actually play for Deion Sanders, after all the evidence of his behavior https://t.co/t8vdIdET9q
— Chugs (@ChugDeezNutz) November 12, 2023
Kids are finally seeing that Deion is all flash and no substance https://t.co/L48SClXhlT
— Logan Stanislawczyk (@Stan_Logan1996) November 13, 2023
We’ll have to see where Watkins ultimately decides to commit and whether or not Sanders and Colorado can find someone else to replace him in the class.