Colorado football: Deion Sanders calls former 5-star CB Cormani McClain out

Deion Sanders walks the field during warmups before Colorado's game against Oregon.
Deion Sanders walks the field during warmups before Colorado's game against Oregon. /

The Deion Sanders era has been good for Colorado football so far. The Buffaloes are 3-1 on the season, already surpassing many expectations in terms of wins. Plus, Sanders is bringing in a ton of talent to a program that otherwise hasn’t gotten these types of blue-chip recruits in years.

We all know about Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter who followed Sanders from Jackson State to Boulder, but one name that hasn’t been talked about a ton this year is Cormani McClain.

The former five-star prospect and Miami flip hasn’t played a ton during his freshman season which has a lot of fans and media members scratching their heads, especially when you consider that the defense hasn’t exactly been a strength.

Sanders didn’t hold back in his weekly presser when asked about McClain’s role.

Colorado football freshman needs to earn his role, per Deion

Deion spoke openly to the media when he was asked about McClain’s limited role through four games despite being one of the most naturally talented guys on the roster.

Obviously he is more open as a head coach than most which makes his interviews so intriguing, and maybe this is a tactic to get McClain to step up and become that lockdown corner that everyone knows he can be.

Sanders said that he needs to watch more film, show up on time to meetings, and actually show up to meetings if he wants to see the field more. He said it would look bad if he played a player who wasn’t prepared adequately. Basically, McClain needs to show that he’s taking things seriously and hungry to get better.

Sounds like this could be a wake-up call.

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