McLaughlin: The ‘Coach Prime’ Effect on Pac-12 Recruiting

Spencer is joined by recruiting insider John Garcia to talk about the impact of Deion Sanders

Posted on December 9, 2022

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports

Pac-12Deion ‘Coach Prime’ Sanders has already made a big splash at Colorado with his Moxy and the looming potential of turning around the Buffs after a 1-11 season.

He won a lot of games at Jackson State as its head coach, but his biggest impact in the short term on other Pac-12 programs could come on the trail (or the portal).

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by recruiting insider John Garcia to talk about Coach Prime’s impact on the recruiting trail.

Could he be enough of a presence at Colorado to pull away high-level recruits from traditional recruiting powers like USC, Oregon, and Washington?

Don’t underestimate the power of Prime.

On another note, Washington QB Michael Penix Jr., the nation’s leading passer, announced he is going to return to the Huskies in 2023 citing “unfinished business.”

What does that mean for Sam Huard, who will once again be poised to sit on the bench as a former 5-star recruit?

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