When Deion Sanders left Jackson State University for his FBS first coaching job in December, the Colorado Buffaloes instantly became a destination for top recruits.

A year ago, Sanders convinced the number 1 recruit in the country, Travis Hunter, to play for Jackson State instead of Florida State.

Deion Sanders, CU’s new football coach, answers questions at the Arrow Touchdown Club during a press conference on December 4, 2022 in Boulder, Colorado.
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On Thursday, «Prime Time» once again got a top recruit from a Florida school to trade to play for him.

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Cormani McClain, the No. 1 cornerback in the class of 2023, chose the buffaloes over the Miami Hurricanes, becoming Sanders’ first five-star recruit as a head coach in Colorado.

«I play DB and Coach Prime is the best DB. I want to be in the same shoes, same situation, gold jacket, everything,» McClain told 247Sports. «Let yourself be trained by the best DB. Why not?»

McClain has been committed to hurricanes since October when he chose Miami over Alabama and Florida.

Colorado Buffaloes head football coach Deion Sanders arrives for the basketball game against the Colorado State Rams in Boulder on Thursday, December 8, 2022.

Colorado Buffaloes head football coach Deion Sanders arrives for the basketball game against the Colorado State Rams in Boulder on Thursday, December 8, 2022.
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The 6-foot-2 cornerback becomes the third ESPN 300 prospect in the 2023 class to commit to Colorado.

Hunter, who helped Jackson State win the SWAC championship his freshman year, will become McClain’s teammate after announcing that he will follow Sanders to Boulder, Colorado.

«I promised to Prime Coach at Jackson State when he was there, and I want to honor my commitment and stay with him,» Hunter said on his YouTube channel in December, according to USA Today.

JSU receiver Travis Hunter celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Jackson State Tigers and North Carolina Central Eagles Celebration Bowl football championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Atlanta , GA

JSU receiver Travis Hunter celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Jackson State Tigers and North Carolina Central Eagles Celebration Bowl football championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Atlanta , GA
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«You know what I mean? That’s my friend… He’s going to develop me like he said he was going to develop me. I mean, I felt like I learned a lot from him at Jackson State. So I’m going to stick with him and keep going.» keep pushing yourself, keep showing love, and keep pushing yourself so you can get to the next level.»

McClain has verbally committed to the Buffaloes, but won’t be able to sign his National Letter of Intent (LOI) until February.

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