Deion Sanders faces another setback in his recruiting efforts as four-star quarterback Antwann Hill Jr. announced on Sunday that he’s retracting his commitment to the Colorado Buffaloes.
Hayes Fawcett of On3 shared the news on the platform formerly known as Twitter, with Hill Jr. posting the update along with two praying hands emojis.
Ranked as the No. 46 recruit in the class of 2025 by ESPN, Hill Jr. initially committed to Coach Prime in October.
Despite recent expressions of support for the program, including endorsing cornerback Kam Mikell’s commitment and donning a T-shirt featuring current CU quarterback Shedeur Sanders, Hill Jr. decided to reopen his recruitment after a “long talk with my family,” according to On3.
Hailing from Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Georgia, Hill Jr. boasts offers from two dozen other prominent schools, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Miami, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M.
This development follows the decommitment of five-star wide receiver Winston Watkins Jr. from Sanders’ program just two weeks ago.
The Buffaloes wrapped up the season with a 4-8 record and a six-game losing streak, prompting Sanders to apologize to the fan base after their home finale loss to Arizona.
Sanders, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, took the helm at Colorado in December, bringing significant changes to the roster through the transfer portal and securing a substantial number of recruiting commitments.
Despite challenges, he remains optimistic, acknowledging the team’s proximity to success but expressing a need to learn how to secure victories in critical moments.