Deion Sanders makes another big recruiting splash at Colorado

Deion Sanders just did it again – bringing in another top transfer to Colorado for 2023 and another four-star recruit for 2024.

Both were announced by the players Tuesday as Sanders, Colorado’s new football coach, continues to build his roster back up after tearing it all down to an unprecedented degree since early December.

“Definitely a big day,” four-star recruit Aaron Butler told USA TODAY Sports Tuesday after committing to Colorado for 2024.

Butler, a high school star out of Calabasas, California, chose Colorado over Alabama, Georgia and Southern California. But he was just one piece of the recruiting puzzle on Tuesday — yet another big day in a wild offseason for the Buffaloes under Coach Prime.

Houston running back Alton McCaskill also announced Tuesday that he is transferring to Colorado for the 2023 season after sitting out the 2022 season with a knee injury. He rushed for 961 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2021, helping him become the rookie of the year in the American Athletic Conference for the Cougars.

Where do these recruits fit in?

Butler told USA TODAY Sports he expects to play receiver at Colorado. He was ranked as the No. 5 athlete recruit in the nation for 2024 by 247 Sports.

“A big decision was also knowing that I have the opportunity to go well over 1,000 yards,” Butler said.

He announced his decision on Instagram, prompting Sanders to react with glee while his son, Bucky, filmed his father’s reaction for a video on YouTube. Sanders just didn’t want to publicly mention Butler’s name because of NCAA recruiting rules that forbid it until a recruit is signed.

“I can’t talk, because it’s a violation,” Sanders said. “I can’t talk, but I can jump and clap, right, Bucky? I can shout, right?”

“This is a good day today,” Bucky replied.

McCaskill visited Boulder recently and will…

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