High Praise for Coach Prime and Teammates
Seaton, a highly sought-after five-star recruit from IMG Academy in Florida, made a verbal commitment to Colorado in early December. Expressing his belief in Coach Prime, Seaton spoke highly of the opportunity to play with someone who has achieved greatness at the highest level, stating, “Having the opportunity to play with somebody who’s done it at the highest level, gold-jacket level, very few can say they did that. I’ve got two Heisman candidates, Shedeur Sanders [and] . They’re amazing. You know how they go,” during an appearance on Fox Sports’ “Undisputed.”
Seaton also encouraged other aspiring players to join Colorado, asking, “Why are you not helping someone who looks like you?”
Delayed Signing and Speculation
Despite his commitment, Seaton did not sign with Colorado on the opening day of the early signing period, leading to speculation that other schools, such as Maryland, were still in the running for his services.
Seaton’s Decision and Sanders’ High Expectations
Finally, on Friday, Seaton put an end to the speculation by officially signing with Colorado. Shedeur Sanders, determined to improve the team’s offensive line, expressed his excitement for Seaton’s potential, stating, “This kid is a pro mentally and physically right now. He just has to put it on grass. I love everything about this kid and who he’s going to become. I promise you this kid is going to be a first-rounder if not a top-5 pick,” in an interview on “The Stephen A. Smith Show.”
Focusing on Offensive Line Improvement
Throughout the season, Sanders emphasized the need to fix the offensive line as a top priority for Year 2. Addressing the struggles in running the ball and becoming one-dimensional, Sanders was determined to make necessary changes. “The [offensive] line has to improve. It’s a struggle to run the ball, and we got to figure that out, because now you’re one-dimensional, and it’s easy to stop a team when they’re one-dimensional. And that’s who we are at this point in time… The big picture, you go get new linemen. That’s the picture, and I’ma paint it perfectly,” Sanders stated after a loss to UCLA, as reported by Fox Sports.
Looking to Improve After a Disappointing Season
Colorado had a challenging season in 2023, ending with a 4-8 record and losing eight of their last nine games. With Seaton’s commitment and Sanders’ determination to strengthen the offensive line, the team aims to bounce back and improve their performance in the upcoming season.