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Deion Sanders Has Message For College Football Players Considering Transferring

Athlon Sports 3/29/2023 Mitchell Forde
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No coach in college football has embraced the transfer portal like Deion Sanders.

After being hired at Colorado, "Coach Prime" famously told the returning Buffalo players in a team meeting that he was planning to bring "luggage" with him from Jackson State, and that some of them should prepare to enter the transfer portal. Later, a video that featured Sanders telling potential transfers "I ain't hard to find" went viral.

In a tweet Wednesday, Sanders referenced that line. But this time, he preached some caution for players considering a change of schools.

Sanders tweeted a photo of himself from his Major League Baseball days, wearing a Cincinnati Reds uniform. In the caption, he advised players considering transferring to "pray on" the decision.

But for those who do enter the portal, Sanders joked, he's "got my old glove ready."

"I hear a lot of folks thinking about getting in that portal soon," Sanders tweeted. "Pray on it and make sure it's the best thing for (you) and your future. 'I Ain't Hard 2 Find.' I got my old @Reds glove ready for the smart, tough, fast, (disciplined) young men with character."

Sanders has already cleaned up in the transfer portal since being hired by Colorado in November. The Buffaloes have landed commitments from 25 transfers. 247Sports ranks that haul the best in college football.

Seven of those transfers played for Sanders at Jackson State. The most high-profile of them are former No. 1 recruit Travis Hunter and quarterback Shedeur Sanders, Deion's son.

But it sounds like Coach Prime isn't done recruiting the portal. A second "transfer window" is set to open April 15, allowing more players to declare their intention to transfer.

A few of them will join Colorado's massive transfer recruiting class as Sanders looks to quickly turn around a program that went 1-11 last season.

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